Graduation Weekend

Well, it’s been quite a weekend, to say the least. I decided to have my weekend start a little early by taking Friday off. I thought that I should at least take the day off since my Dad was coming into town on Thursday night. But, that night was only the beginning of a whirlwind weekend of fun stuff to do. Continue reading “Graduation Weekend”

URS: Why?

So, if you are in the iSchool you should have received an e-mail from the Dean about the Informatics students that are participating in the URS. What stunned me was that one of them was none other than our favorite Informatics-do-it-all-in-javascript-student, who shall remain nameless. It simply stunned me. Now, there are some other great people from the Informatics program presenting (OpenAgent, Botanical RFID, to name a few) with projects that are worthy of the Symposium. But man, if he can get in…

IM and the Social Aspect

Sitting here at work today I figured that I would be productive and get some stuff done. I sent some emails, then I began to read an article about IM use and social interaction for one of my classes.

The article was so simplistic that I wanted to cry while reading it. Maybe because I have been using IM for around 8 years now in various forms (AIM, MSN, IRC, etc…) that I saw it as such. In either case, the article just made me think how I used IM when I was in high school. Continue reading “IM and the Social Aspect”

INFO 380 Foreshadowing

Alright, don’t ask why I am doing this, even I don’t know. But, I was looking through some of the old class files from last year and I ran across the first lecture notes from the infamous INFO 380 that were taken by Aaron, Sean, and myself. I don’t know who wrote the following lines, but I found them quite funny.

why do I feel this class is going to rape us

Well, good luck with this…. yeah. Godspeed.

Oooh the foreshadowing! *sigh* If we only knew…

End of Year/Quarter Stuff

The past quarter has come and gone and now it is time to enjoy the little bit of summer that I have before classes start. I am not concerned that I won’t have any summer to enjoy, because I will, but it just won’t be me sitting around doing nothing. I have a VLPA to take and work to be at. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to summer, even more so since grades came out a few days ago.

Now, I must say that I am a little surprised with what I got for grades. I mean, some were higher than expected (INFO 380) and some were right about what I thought they would be (INFO 340/310). But, the thing that threw me off was that I got credit for my FIG Training class. I didn’t expect this because I hardly every made that class (like 3 times w/ 2 weeks off) because of my crazy schedule from the past quarter. When I saw that I got credit, I was pretty stoked.

Also, in other school related news… I won the Henry Scholarship that was open to all continuing Informatics majors. So, I get a $1,500 credit to my Autumn tuition. That should be nice to have since I have out of state tuition. I was pretty excited to win this and it took me off guard a few days ago when I got notice that I had won it.

Really, I’m pretty pleased on how I did in classes last year. My cumulative GPA rose to almost a 3.6 and I made the Annual Dean’s List for the second time. I can only hope that I can keep it up next year and end strong.

iSchool Convocation 2004

Tonight I had the privilege to present the Monolith Award for Excellence in Informatics at the 2004 iSchool Convocation. It was in interesting experience to partake in. I had the pleasure to talk to the faculty on a non-academic basis and to maintain and build the current relationships that I have with them. It was also a good time to network for the upcoming school year for IUGA. That sounds very self serving for what my real purpose was that night, but it was true. Their reaction was that they were glad and happy to see me involved in this ceremony. I was glad that I could be apart of it. For a minute there I was just hoping that I would make it on time. I missed all three of my buses to campus and I had to walk 25min from my place to Meany Hall. But, I made it on time.

The ceremony was unlike others that I have been to… it was short! Man, this was different for me. When it was over and I was on the recession with the faculty, I was thinking, woah it’s over?! But, the ceremony was done very well. Funny thing was that after it was over talks were already brewing on how next year’s was going to go. In a year I will find out.

But, I was glad that I could attend this year’s convocation and take part in the ceremony. I knew like 5% of the total graduates, but to be on stage and to see the looks on all of their faces when they graduated was something that makes me anxious to graduate and savor the moment like they did that night. It also made me think about how much I am going to miss all of this when I am gone. I never thought that I would, but this is the year to savor out of all of them and I plan to make the most of it.

However the quote from the night has to go to Dr. Green. This was before our processional into Meany Hall, and I quote, “Man where is pimp and circumstance?” Music Begins. “Hells yeah!” *INSERT BEATBOX HERE*

Oh, Dr. Green…

Spring Quarter Ends

Today the academic year is over for me. I handed in my last assignment for INFO 310 and then it was all over. This year was probably my best year by far at UW. I have meet some really cool people, took some sweet classes, and created some memories that I am not soon to forget. There is so much good stuff to talk about I might just have to make an epic post in a week or so to sum it all up. Until then I have Harry Potter to see tonight, work to attend to, a condo to furnish, and one final to take.

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