It’s that time of the week again: blog time!
I had an awesome long weekend; after running a patriotic 5k early Saturday morning on Bainbridge Island, I went on to see a spectacular fireworks show at Gas Works, a retired gasification plant turned into a popular green space. And what a way to end the holiday with the U.S. Women’s National Team winning the Women’s World Cup!
Wednesday was also an office day, but it was much more busy. After a morning meeting with Peli de Halleux of the MSR team I found that instead of taking up Python-to-Touch Develop port project, I’m actually going to be actively contributing to the Minecraft extension itself. Rephrasing, I’m getting paid to develop a Minecraft mod- crazy! After getting my development workspace set up and grabbing lunch I went onto my next meeting, this time with the group behind the Imagine Cup. I had no clue how big this is going to be – there are three different focus categories (innovation, world citizenship and gaming), each with roughly ten participating teams, competing for first place prizes of $50k. The event itself lasts an entire week (Microsoft’s “OneWeek” to be specific) and takes place right here on campus. I still can’t believe I’m going to be serving as a judge- not only will I have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest minds in the tech industry, but I’ll be able to see competing projects at the forefront of innovation.
Thursday and Friday were my first real “code days!” It’s been a bit of a challenge getting accustomed to the Windows platform- I’m just so used to developing in a UNIX environment. I’m starting to get used to MS-DOS, though, with a little help from the internet.
Until next time!