It’s now been well over a year that I’ve been blogging, and I’ve learned quite a few things since. When I started, I knew nothing about writing a blog, so the amount of information out there was quite overwhelming at first. Hopefully this article will help give some guidance to others who are just beginning their blogging ventures.
Some of you might be wondering why my blog has been vacant for the past few weeks. I have a lot of things that happened – dropping my Software Engineering course among them. So, let’s get you guys up to speed on why I’m taking a break from school, and my most recent endeavors.
With all of the time I’ve devoted to learning how to program, and understanding software development, you’d think that by this point I would have been to a lot of developer meetups by now. It has been more than a few years that I’ve been doing this sort of thing after all, so it wouldn’t be surprising to hear that I have been to more than a few meetups hear or there. Surprising as it may be, the last two months were the first meetups I’ve ever been too.
Awesome, 1 week down already. 8 more, and I’ll have finished an entire year at University of the People – feels great to have made it this far already! The 1st week of Software Engineering started out a little rough, but I think I’m back into the swing of things now. Today I share a bit of insight into what I’m learning this term’s course.
For those who haven’t been following along, I just recently finished my fourth term at University of the People. It already feels like it’s been so long, yet I’m only just begun my journey. I always make a point to review each term, and summarize my experience, as well as some thoughts about the school; these thoughts are usually quite critical. This time I’m going to focus more on what’s good, because there is a lot 🙂
It’s funny, I’ve been talking about how much I slacked on my blog in the last month, and the first line I see in my LJ from last term is referring to procrastination. It’s just never going away, no matter how hard I try… Oh well, as promised here’s another learning journal, and there will be one more tomorrow too. After that, we’re all caught up 🙂
So, my dad bought me a book that’s about the old railroads of Ontario that are no longer around. The book is jam packed full of history about Canada’s railroad industry as well as the cities and towns that sprung up, and the ones that failed because of them too. It’s a story about how the rail shaped this beautiful province but more importantly for me, it also has information about where to find landmarks and sections of the old lines.
It’s New Years’ Eve for me, and already the new year for some. 2015 was a crazy year for me, I honestly can’t believe it’s already over. I pulled off a few things I wasn’t sure would happen this year, and I’m so thankful all of it. I want to take the time to recap on what’s happened in the last year, and finish this post off with some New Year’s resolutions!
First week of my new course at UoPeople and wow, has the course load changed! I’m really glad I’m sticking to just one course per term now, because there is just so much to learn in CS1103 that I’d hate to not be able to take it all in.
The weekend before last I wrote my final exam for the term. It’s a really big load off my shoulders to be done. I desperately needed the break, just so my brain could rest and I could get caught up with other things in life. Now that I’m all rested up and ready for next term, I finally have a chance to post this review.