The thrill of playing at midfield for my school team was as exciting as winning a FIFA video game with my favorite soccer club, Manchester United. I was particularly intrigued when my high school professor shared his experiences of how football players were simulated using the concepts of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. The interesting theories of developing these game engines using several programming languages, moved me to dive into the heart of the digital age.
Other new experiences I had included working on an individual project from creation to finish and working with members of the class and mentors on a group community service project. For my individual project I chose to work on voter registration. For my voter registration project I organized two Voter Registration and Information days. My project was successful because five people have registered to vote as a result of it, and hopefully this will make the electoral process more democratic and empower these people, of whom I am one. This project has turned me on to politics and I will be more politically active as a result of it.
My favourite subjects were Thermodynamics and Computer Aided Design and Modeling (CADCAM), in which I had great interest to learn and experiment. During my four year course, I participated in various technical festivals of Institution of Technology’s (IIT’s), which are the premier institutions of my country, India. Participation in these festivals gave me a practical understanding of my studies and exposure of the real world. The competitions I participated involved business idea presentation, design event using CAD and building a step climbing robot. These visits had a major impact on my approach towards problem solving and gave me the ability to imagine and understand things faster and better.
Over the course, as I began to see all the material and work come together, I felt a sense of accomplishment and felt very proud of what I had done over the semester. This learning experience has definitely opened my eyes and opened new doors for me professionally already.
The Pre-class assignments enabled us to read and learn about the latest development in the field of software engineering. We learned about the mistakes made in the
Completed recommended reading assignments, learned the basic java code writing, used Net beans, and write my first java program Hello World application. In addition, flowed by watching unit 1 optional video lectures, and had much great idea and took the resources
During the coursework I have completed various semester project which helped me learning multiple programming languages, networking concepts, trouble shooting skills and communication skills.
Lastly, I have a desire to have a career as a software developer after I have completed my studies. This will ensure that I have learnt new possessions continuously and become aware of the updated technologies. After completing my degree, I would be provided the perfect platform to help me to excel in my career. Computer Science provides with self-assessments which allows the learner with options to work intellectually, therefore a course such as this, would be excellent.
Entering community college with little programming experience, I was eager to learn. I registered for my first programming class excited, with a fresh mind. My professor introduced the class to our first program, "Hello World." Instantly, I was hooked. As I uncovered the complexities of problem-solving and the importance of proper syntax, my love grew stronger. Eventually, with experience in C++ and JAVA, another professor presented a life changing opportunity to me.
Since i started my capstone project i have took in so much stuff and i am actually comfortable with it. I found a lot in myself that i didn’t know was in me. As i sat at the nursing home days at a time i found patience in myself because i hate moving at other people’s paste but i did it because i needed to know how everything was suppose to be done. The information i took in actually taught me more than i already knew. The information really didn’t take an affect on my plans for the future because it actually pushed me to go harder than i am now in the future.
In Year 8, a radiotherapist came into my school with a request - to help him develop a game to explain the process of radiotherapy to his patients. I decided to help out of curiosity, thinking that it would be interesting and that I'd learn something new. It was during the development process that I learnt my first lines of Python - which I now use extensively for my programs. That experience fueled my fascination with technology and its impact on the world around me, watching how the application of computing in other fields has bettered the lives of others.
My interest in Computer Science started when I joined in Robotics Team during my Sophomore year of high school. As a new member, I presumed a semester of Honors Computer Science would prepare me to contribute to the team. My initial excitement was short-lived, however, as I trudged through program after program - completing well over thirty by the end of the first semester. I sensed something was missing; I didn’t feel completely fulfilled.
The project that I feel taught me the most was the first assignment we had done where we had created different shades, with different levels of pressure. This taught me that in art different levels of pressure, tones can make a big difference and that this difference is what can make something look realistic or not. This also taught me how to shade. Slow circular movements can be difference between a consistent, good looking shading job and a spotty, unpleasant looking
The final assignment for the class brought an incredible opportunity for me to find my style in programming: we were allowed to create anything we wanted, and I wrote my first computer game, Catcher. In the game, the player catches falling objects from the sky and accumulates points to win. It was a challenging project, since I had no prior experience coding games. I had not even seen game code before, but I enjoyed it so much. The Catcher project allowed me to truly express myself through the lines of code. Through writing computer programs, I had found my
my IT classes where I was able to do my own research and apply the theory