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The floor of Collision Conference 2017

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Collision Conference in New Orleans, listening to great speakers, and meeting new people in the tech industry from all over the world! Also, I experienced the legendary Night Summits which took me through the French Quarter, Fulton Street, and the Warehouse District.

I had the opportunity to get two free tickets to the conference via GitHub’s Open Source Initiative. I invited my freshman-year roommate, Vai Pahwa, who is involved in entrepreneurship at the University of Illinois, to come along and we had a blast learning from the titans of the startup scene! If you want a chance to win three free tickets for next year’s Collision Conference, sign up through this link!

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CS @ Illinois SAIL Logo

Over the weekend, I taught two courses at CS @ Illinois SAIL, an entirely student-run event for prospective computer science students. The first course is an introductory course to the Python programming language. It consisted of two parts: a crash course on Python syntax and basics, and a live coding demo of a game of Hangman. In this post, I will be covering the live coding demo portion of the course and showing the process of coding a Hangman game in Python from scratch.

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So far this semester, I have been busy with assignments and the occasional midterm exams, and I apologize for the dearth of content in the past seven weeks. However, I have finally had time to write about one recent assignment that I found quite interesting. It was for CS 410, Text Information Systems, taught by Professor ChengXiang Zhai. The assignment’s focus was about implementing a retrieval function for a search engine using the MeTA toolkit. ... Read More
Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca
Double rainbow beside the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca.

In this post, I curate the rest of my scenic photos from the time I studied abroad, as well as from my summer in New York City.

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Kronborg Castle
Kronborg Castle, the setting of the famous Shakespeare play, Hamlet. This also happens to be my website's background.

In a previous blog post, I promised a showcase of the photos I’ve taken in 2016, when I studied abroad from January to May and when I interned at Google in New York City over the summer. I’ll be splitting this up into two parts because I have over thirty photos to show. If you want a quick sneak peek, head on over to my Instagram page for more.

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