Hello readers, It’s been a while since my last post. I’ve spent the last month focusing on getting back in school and working on my job portfolio, so I didn’t have much time to write. Fortunately, I’m back into the swing of things and will now be able to post more frequently in the foreseeable future.
Here’s some stuff that happened since mid-June:
- I turned 25 in early July!
- I got my hands on a new digital drawing tablet
- I achieved a 4.00 GPA during my first session at Uni (which I fully intend to maintain, mind you)
- I’m now looking to join the NBSE
I started my second session of Uni Classes last week. I’m now attending a class that’s relevant to my major called Developing Professional Communications. It mainly focuses on the proper usage of Office programs. Which is obviously going to be important for software engineering, because you need to be able to communicate and network properly with your team and whatever company or institution you work for. My professor for the course is a pretty well accomplished software programmer I feel I’m going to learn a lot from him. I could say I already have, since now my current resume and profile has improved.
Now, on to what I’ll be working on for the site:
- Episode 2 of both Adventures in Art & Adventures in Programming will release this week. Expect me to talk about the tools I use for Art and my progress in learning Python
- Some reviews: The aforementioned tablet I received this month is a an Intuos Art: Pen & Touch and I can’t wait to express my thoughts on it soon. I’m also planning to order John Sonmez’s new book, The Complete Software Developer’s Career Guide this week. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to review that since it’s a very long book (nearly 800 pages!), but I’d love to offer my perspective of it as a newbie in the field to help others see if it’s worth it.
- I’d like to start a sub series in mid to late August covering accomplished artists and programmers
That’s all I have to say for now. Thanks for reading, and be sure to follow @paintotk on Twitter to get updates on new posts as they’re made!