Back to Blogging

I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since I’ve touched this blog. Part of me wonders why I haven’t been keeping up with writing my thoughts. After all, there’s a lot of seemingly good ideas I think about that I want to share when I’m in the shower. Then some part of me thinks, “Eh you’ve been busy, with classes and social life and relaxing and all.” But we all know that’s just an excuse.

The World of Hackathons

It’s been around 8 months since I joined my second and favorite (so far) hackathon where I got to build a really cool product that I was excited about. It’s also been around 9 months since I joined my first hackathon where I had no idea what I was doing, and ended up being mildly disappointed at the very product that I had built. If you’ve never been to one yet, you might be wondering what exactly is a hackathon?

A Blog Is Born

I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for a while. But now that it’s summer, I’ve finally ran out of excuses to put this off. I’m mostly gonna be writing about things that cross my mind. As an international student pursuing computer science at Rice University, I often find myself perusing online guides to help me navigate this world. Unfortunately, most of the online articles don’t really apply to one or more of those categories, and in many cases I ended up having to figure things out myself and learn from my own experiences.