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Week in Review August 29, 2011

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The first week of this semester is over!

I’m really excited about this semester.  Only half of my classes are CS, however

  1. They’re Media thread picks (yay, Media!)
  2. The classes are taught by professors I’ve wanted to have classes with
  3. These are classes I’ve been looking forward to since my first semester at Tech

I’ve always been interested in the Media thread, and when I looked at the 4-year plans and classes I was really interested in these ones.  Now I’m actually enrolled in them! 😀  Other than that, I’m taking one lab science (2 out of 3) and one People thread pick.

Aside from that, last week I got to meet 2 of my mentees (yay!) and a lot of freshmen at this year’s Boot Up! .   I realized afterwards that I talked to everyone that went since I was a facilitator for one of our events (had I been told I was going to end up doing that when I was a freshman, I’d have freaked out!).  My event involved groups of freshmen flipping over a bedsheet that was on the ground without stepping off said bedsheet.  Overall, it was a ton of fun and I think a lot of freshmen got to know each other pretty well.

Then came the excitement from the first week.  Turns out I have about half the CS population from the Barcelona 2010  group in one of my classes, and I’ve run into a bunch of other people from that group just walking around campus.  I’ve also caught up with all the peeps who were away this summer interning on the West Coast or who trailed off to Barcelona (hooray, BCN!).  On our first day a group of friends and I decided to check out the new Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, also known as the CULC building!

That tree is boss

View from the top

They're really pretty!

Gardens at the top of the CULC

As a way to cap off our first week back, a group of us decided to climb Stone Mountain.  We had a little BBQ before trailing up and seeing the Atlanta skyline in the background.

If only Roca had been there...

We also got under a rock/cave!

This semester just got off to a great start!

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if(CoCwinsHomecoming) { cristy.postBlog(); } October 10, 2010

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This was our pomp display:

 

Buzz, Ramblin' Wreck, Tech Tower... Tech spirit!

 

Over 40 students worked on it over the course of 5 days, a significant majority even lost sleep over it. On Thursday night the third floor of the CoC was vibrant, filled with inspired upperclassmen and zealous freshmen, all munching pizza and sipping soda as alumni watched the birth of a new CoC tradition.

And we won!! 😀  We got 1st place in our division (Independent) and 15th overall, getting surpassed only by panhellenic units.

 

Very small percentage of those who helped out**

 

It’s the second time that we participate in Homecoming events (and we’re still the first and only school/academic unit participating); we were unable to partake in half of the events due to lost paperwork and unannounced deadline changes; we asked people to contribute voluntarily instead of penalizing them if they didn’t; and we still won!

Also, to all my fellow programmers: Happy 42! 😀

**It should be noted that not one person in this picture had slept more than 2 hours at the time this picture was taken.  Those who helped out and were not in this pic were in class and/or sleeping.

Homecoming!! October 6, 2010

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Last Sunday, 7 boys from the College of Computing performed this routine for our Powderpuff Football team during halftime:

This is why I love the CoC ❤

We while the hours working September 9, 2010

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The past two days can only be described with one word: HECTIC!

Tuesday:

  • Rushed to finish first Combo homework
  • Attempted to study for first Graphics quiz
  • Attempted to meet with 2340 group
  • Rescheduled meeting with 2340 group
  • Ran to M@CC meeting
  • Went through CoC Career Fair training
  • Participated in Facebook birthday pranks (notice the plural)
  • Edited FIREWALL issue for September
  • Re-edited FIREWALL
  • Finished poster for FIREWALL
  • Revised edits for FIREWALL

Today wasn’t much different:

  • Rushed to work (late)
  • Went upstairs to a Google Lunch
  • Saw the release of Google Instant with Google employees
  • Prepared cotton candy machine
  • Handed out FIREWALL issues and cotton candy
  • Got covered with cotton candy – literally
  • Ran into half the Barcelona program CS majors
  • Rejoiced about mini-Barca reunions 😀
  • Went to class
  • Filled in timesheet
  • Went to Google Tech Talk
  • Ate something other than sugar
  • Cleaned out cotton candy machine
  • Clogged sink where we were cleaning the machine
  • Emptied out sink with Styrofoam cups
  • Randomly started singing  “Still Alive” in harmony with 3 guys
  • Reminded the boys of the lyrics to the song
  • Cleaned up the Orgs Room
  • Greeted my mother with Google shades on at 11PM
  • Realized I spent more than 12 hours in the same building
  • Realized I still like spending time in the College of Computing

Good days 🙂  Can’t wait for the Career Fair and company frenzies next week!

Elections, Game Boy, and CoCaesars! March 30, 2010

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Spring Break has come and gone and brought a couple of sources of joy:

  • I was elected Media Chair for Minorities at the College of Computing
  • I am now Chief Copy Editor of the FIREWALL
  • My boss asked me to write the April issue of The Compiler
  • The new CC website was launched!  Also, this blog is featured there 😀
  • I made my first Game Boy game – picture below
  • CoCaesars is tomorrow!
You have 3 lives! (Bottom right)

Frogger!

Also, tomorrow will be pivotal.  I know it – ’cause I’ll make it be pivotal.