I was going to write a blog post about my month travelling around Arizona, Nevada and California with my friend and fellow computer scientist Rob Crocombe, but frankly I don’t think I could improve on what he’s already written. So, if you want to read about all the exciting places I went this summer including:
- The Grand Canyon
- Las Vegas
- Santa Monica Pier
- Griffiths observatory
- Disneyland Anaheim
- The Pacific Highway
- The Golden Gate Bridge
- Silicon Valley
and much more, then make sure you click across to Robs blog posts and pictures:
Thanks to rob for such great work on the blog and images, and of course for coming along and having a great time in the USA.
2013 was another year that simply flew past.
It’s strange to think that it was almost 3 years ago that I first made the journey from Dunstable to Hull and started my degree in Computer Science.
Last year was an important year, and this one will be even more so — here’s a roundup of what happened, and a plan for what is to come.
What happened in 2013:
- I passed my second year with an average grade of 85%
- I had my first experience of commercial development as part of a business over the summer
- I co-developed QuickSync — a platform for syndicating stock levels between different systems
- I chose and started developing my Final Year Project, an Integrated Development Environment for PHP
- I started considering alternative choices for my masters (and hopefully future PhD) and received some offers (more on that later in the year)
- I had a lot of fun with my awesome friends at uni, and some students who spent a semester here from America.
- I started arranging and saving for a month-long holiday to America with my housemate Rob (including meeting up with aforementioned Americans!)
- I did loads of cool events with Microsoft, including going to Campus Party
- I had blue hair for most of it!
What I expect (and hope!) will happen in the new year:
- More sensible hair
- Graduating from The University of Hull with a first class Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science
- The release of my final year project as an open source initiative
- Lots of preparation for my masters degree, including lots of maths revision and learning Java (it seems like every other university mainly teaches using Java as opposed to C#)
- Moving from The University of Hull to another university for my Masters Degree
- An awesome road-trip around Arizona, Nevada and California from Phoenix to San Francisco
I think that will take most of my time!
I hope you all had a great time in 2013 and wish you a fantastic 2014. Thanks to everyone who made 2013 such a special year for me, of whom there are too many to list — you know who you are. 🙂