It has been 2 weeks since the volunteer teaching program with Digitize Hackathon started and I have met with both of my students 2 times. They both have been very excited to learn and have been very involved with choosing what they want to learn. One of them is more advanced than I had hoped and we already finished the curriculum for the 5-week course in the first meeting so now I am teaching advanced topics as she is interested in learning more. The other student is a beginner and is learning for the first time.

Other than that, I have been learning SQL for my internship as I had to start caching for my project. Before I implemented caching, my page would make a huge number of API calls which would take over a minute to load just 20 markers on the map in the development environment. This would be very expensive when there were thousands of markers on the map. Therefore, I implemented an SQL table which would make it much faster to load the page. That being said, I have been learning much more than I had expected and cannot wait to see what more holds in store for me.

Lastly, in my project to raise money for the students from my high school the Alumni Association ( and I have raised over $20,000 yet and are still looking for more contributions. We are trying to translate the book to different languages so we can reach a larger crowd in multiple countries.

Unfortunately, will everything else going on, I have not been able to focus on my Full Stack Development course since I am still trying to manage my week but with everything going on.

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