School is over for the semester (it was a busy one), so the drought of posting has finally ended. I am very excited that my summer is underway, so I decided to share some of the things that I’m going to do with my time, now that I have some.
This Monday, two days from now, I will begin working as a Software Engineer Co-Op at Vocollect, where I will be for the entire summer. I am really excited to start applying the programming skills that I have learned in school, and also hope to learn a lot of new things, becoming a better programmer in general. In addition, I will be working with a friend of mine, which should be fun.
I recently got a free road bike off of Craigslist. I plan on riding the bike to work everyday, weather permitting. Vocollect is only a couple miles from my house, which makes commuting on a bicycle possible. I see this as an opportunity to save money on gas while getting some exercise. I have really found cycling to be enjoyable, so I’m hoping to use my bike as much as possible this summer.
3. Personal Computer Projects
Now that I don’t have schoolwork to worry about, I have a lot more time to spend working on other personal projects. There are a couple websites that I should be working on, and now I actually have the time to get them done. I’m also hoping to learn some Objective-C, the programming language of choice for writing applications for Apple’s operating system.
4. Watching Play-offs
Right now both the NBA and NHL playoffs are taking place. I am engrossed with the NHL playoffs at the moment, especially due to the Penguins being a part of it. The NBA playoffs have been a little disappointing for me so far, especially some teams from the West, but I think that things should pick up after the first round. I will probably be writing more on this topic soon.
Noting isn’t a plan, but I’m looking forward to being able to relax, and not having to spend most of my time doing schoolwork. Being outside, in the warm beautiful weather, for any and all reasons, is also something that I hope to do as much as possible.
So, as summer begins, these are things that I am excited for. What are you looking forward to as you pre-summer lives finish?