It’s a Tuesday night. You’re on your phone. Swiping away from your problems. Swipe, swipe swipe … you’re swiping them all right. Trying your hardest to put your best self out there. Waiting to find that perfect match. They’re out there, and you know it. You’re just waiting for one of them to realise that…Continue Reading Swiping Right on Your CV (or, Getting a Software Internship)
Study Spaces (or, Semester 1 in Review)
Your phone dings – it’s a message from your mate. “Where are you?” You step off of your bus and bump into a friend on Symonds Street. “I haven’t seen you in months!” You scamper to your 8am ELECTENG 101 lecture, one minute late. “You must go to the overflow room.” Or maybe none of…Continue Reading Study Spaces (or, Semester 1 in Review)
Metaphorical Wi-Fi (or, Why Did I Choose Software?)
What’s the most humbling experience you’ve had lately? And, wait, what does that have to do with software engineering? And why am I doing this weird kind of intro again? Let me explain. A couple of examples come to mind for me. The first is from one hour ago, when I wanted to start writing…Continue Reading Metaphorical Wi-Fi (or, Why Did I Choose Software?)
Time Travel (or, an Introduction Post)
Imagine if time travel was real. Yeah that doesn’t seem to have much to do with software engineering, but trust me on this one. Just think of all the things you could do if you had the ability to travel through time. What would you change? What wouldn’t you change? So many possibilities – I…Continue Reading Time Travel (or, an Introduction Post)
Specialisation Corner: FINAL Edition
Some people may remember I did Specialisation Corner last year, where each week I would choose to discuss an Engineering Specialisation. Like the massive nerd I am, I decided to analyse data on people’s intended first choice and the number of spots available in each specialisation. Well, guess what? I’m doing it again this year….Continue Reading Specialisation Corner: FINAL Edition
Things I Discovered After Taking Software Engineering
1) Have you loved programming since you were a kid? Well, you really don’t know anything at all. Unless you’re some sort of prodigy and do nothing but code in your spare time, there is still a LOT you don’t know. I’m talking software design patterns, HEAPS of algorithms and data structures, and making your…Continue Reading Things I Discovered After Taking Software Engineering
So, you’ve made it into Engineering! Congratulations. I’m sure you’re enjoying it immensely; what with the neverending assignments, deadlines, tests, and whatnot. The one thing you have to look forward to is the summer holidays, right? Surely it’ll be like high school again, hanging out with your mates and doing literally nothing for weeks. Nope….Continue Reading Internships
I Am Not A Master Welder
Some feedback I’ve gotten since my last post was that I didn’t exactly give a glowing review of SE. Don’t get me wrong, I do ABSOLUTELY love what I’m studying. But I refuse to sugarcoat things and I want you guys to 100% know what you’re gonna expect before you get in, and that involves…Continue Reading I Am Not A Master Welder
Helloooo everyone! Hopefully some of you remember me from writing for The Inside Word last year, since I’m assuming most of you guys reading this are first years. Well, guess what? I’ve decided to continue my promising career as a blogger, because clearly that’s pretty much all I’m good at. We can call it… Part…Continue Reading Remember Me?
Time to Decide?
Kia ora! So I hope that you have all been enjoying the posts I have been making this year and that I was able to give you a slight “appetizer” of the software life. I hope that you also checked out the other blogger’s posts too because everyone has been contributing a lot of great…Continue Reading Time to Decide?