As a dual Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and German major, I found it necessary to include work from both areas of study in the coursework section of this website. My The first three assignments were very long "Hausarbeiten" that I was required to write during my studies in Freiburg, Germany. These three essays are, perhaps, some of the most difficult pieces of writing I have done during my college career, due to the extraordinary amount of research required in writing these papers.
English has not always been my favorite subject. I was not always keen on analyzing books, writing essays on authors, and obsessing over grammar. When I learned I had to take a technical writing course before graduation, I was a bit concerned. I figured it would be a course that had little to no value as it was a required course that all the students just sought to drudge through. I am happy to say that I was very wrong.
Making sites run more efficiently has always been a primary goal for developers. Efficiency includes anything from faster load times, less lines of code needing to be written, and overall better performance. A number of technologies have been created over the past several years aiming to allow for this efficiency. Over the past few months, I have been exploring using both CDNs and the Angular.js language to improve overall site quality, speed, and performance.
Education has always been a passion of mine. From a young age, I had always wanted to be a teacher and help people learn. There is nothing more worthwhile than seeing someone, who is struggling with something, glow when they finally understand a difficult concept.
In 2013 I was accepted to Penn State University as a student of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) and German Language. Although neither major was directly related to teaching, I was determined to find a way to be involved in teaching and education during my time studying at Penn State.
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