Writing Portfolio

Is Matrix the Future of Instant Messaging?

Written May 09, 2019 for Communications 205

Instant messaging, in its current state, is a bit messy. A lot of people are using (and often juggling between) different centralized services and apps to communicate with family, friends, coworkers, and other associates; some examples of instant messengers include Facebook Messenger, Android Messages, Skype, and even iMessage. While having...

Writing Sucks

Written December 07, 2018 for Writing 181

Let’s face it: writing, in its current state, sucks. Writing takes a lot of planning, effort, revising, and courage - and that is even before you share the result with others. If done correctly, writing can become a great tool, whether the product is a research paper or the story...

Gophers and Elephants

Written November 07, 2018 for Writing 181

Social networking is becoming a natural and important part of the Goucher community. Goucher reaches out to potential students, faculty, and family members through traditional networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Students and faculty have access to a smaller network localized within the Gopher app for iOS and Android...

Writing What Matters

Written September 17, 2018 for Writing 181

Before I begin to explain where I stand on the personal/academic divide, I’d like to address an anecdote/fact on my workflow with others in GitHub. In GitHub, as a way to organize the issues that come about from our programming work, we use a system called GitHub Issues. We generally...

Programming the Next Bestseller

Written September 13, 2018 for Writing 181

Programming has always been a window for me; it’s a frequent medium for self-expression, reflection, and message-spreading. While only a subset of the human race can really understand it, my code is as accessible as ever with documentation, comments, and industry-best practices. In some cases, programming languages have become a...

___ and Me.

Written August 29, 2018 for Writing 181

Literature hasn’t been a pleasurable area of interest for me for the longest time. A good portion of the books I have read in my life time (90%?) were forced school reads that never caught my interest. I understood that these books weren’t necessarily meant for enjoyment but for literary...