September 30th I spoke at React Boston! I gave a simple talk about easter eggs and interesting comments left in famous open source code repos. You can watch the talk here.
Once a year Wayfair hosts a Community Coding Day for summer camps local to the boston area. Over 300 students attended from grades 4 - 8! Our job as volunteer mentors was to group up with two students for a whole day and guide them through planned coding activities and young boys and girls excited about code.
Within RCOS my role as a mentor, meant guiding teams through technical decisions and time management. Every year I also took on a project as well. Senior year front end developer for OkCollege (later incorporated as CollegeAI). Junior year project lead on telebum. Sophmore year developer on Sia, a blockchain-based cryptocurrency (before incorporation). Freshman year developer on team revising RPI's Computer Science website. RCOS an organization of 150+ software developers at RPI. It is student run and student driven.
In 2016, I spent my junior semester in Copenhagen, Denmark. I worked for a startup called Bundl, and honed my photography skills in Ireland, Iceland and the Swedish Lapland. I also took some classes and learned a total of two danish words.
Converted clunky Windows Server box and converted it to Ubuntu nginx & samba file server. Created user management system for incoming freshmen.
Learned low level C hacking techniques. Club format was activity based lectures once a week.
Completed an Eagle Scout project refurbishing the chapel at Saint Mary's Saint Alphonsus Catholic School. I continue to be an adult leader in my troop, occassionally attending outings and teaching merit badges.