The beginning (of the end)

Today is Wednesday, September 21, 2022. The first day of my final quarter in Oregon State University’s computer science post baccalaureate program, the beginning of the end of my collegiate experience (unless I pursue post graduate studies, which is TBD). It only feels like yesterday when I was just getting my feet wet in CS 161, learning object oriented programming concepts in Python. Time since then has felt like a blur, streaking through time like a car dashing through a highway. I’ve been presented with a wide array of tools throughout the fourteen classes I have taken so far, and I am curious to see how me and my group’s capstone project will turn out.

Recently, I’ve been catching up on single player games that I have missed over the last ten years, such as “The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt”. Throughout this role-playing game, you play as a monster slaying mercenary, Geralt of Rivia. As you progress, you have the option to upgrade Geralt’s skill tree, towards a combat, sign, or alchemist-centric build. As I’ve progressed through various courses at OSU, I’ve seen how we have been presented with the foundations of various specializations (i.e. builds), such as mobile, web, embedded, etc.

Now, as I am face to face with the the capstone project, I find myself wielding a web development centric build. Therefore, for the capstone, I have interest in producing a web application, in accordance with one of the preset projects. However, I am open to research and implement different types of applications, such as mobile if need be.

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