Weekly Update

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…

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Week 3 at Alarm.com

I just completed my third week at Alarm.com and I have made more progress than I ever expected. I already chose a project for me to work on for the remainder of my internship. Furthermore, with my 3rd week ending, I have over a dozen tickets completed and another half a dozen tickets pending for…

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The MVBHS Comfort Food Cookbook is for sale!!

The MVBHS Comfort Food Cookbook is now out! This is a phenomenal eBook collection of over 160 great recipes, representing 60 different countries from six continents.  The book is the centerpiece of our Give Hope to Help initiative. This is all part of our campaign to raise money to help those MVB students and their families with…

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Found my love!

If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life Mark Anthony I always looked at this quote and wondered if it was true. I have heard stories where people love what they do but I never thought I would be one of those people. At the internship, I never feel…

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NGINX Setup

In the past week, I learned about NGINX and how I can use the NGINX server on a VM to host my website rather than using a 3rd party website like netlify.com to host the website for me. Having an NGINX server not only gives me access to manipulate everything about my website but also…

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Introduction to JS and React

This week, I started working on the full-stack development course and so far, I have reached part 2 of 9 of the course. The first two parts of the lecture were learning JS and the basics of how React works while they get into details as we move along and so far this has been…

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Zsh

After spending hours reading what it is and how it can help me better than any other type of a shell, I finally decided to download zsh, by the recommendation of Uncle Raju. After downloading it, I spent a whole day deciding between the plug-ins I wanted to add and stopped myself before I added…

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Finished Linux Fundamentals

After treating the Linux Fundamentals as a crash course, I got through 14 different “chapters” in a matter of days. The reason why I was able to run through the course is that over 95% of the class was a review from my previous classes, CSE 337: Scripting Languages and CSE 320: System Fundamentals II….

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Coronavirus Fundraiser

After having a fundraiser for teacher’s appreciation week for the teachers of Martin Van Buren High School (MVBHS), we realized two things. Firstly, everyone wants to help others in any way or form possible and most are just waiting for a person/organization to come along and ask for help before they can realize that they…

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Teachers Appreciation Week

As you might know, May 4th to May 8th was the teacher’s appreciation week. To show my high school teachers that they made me who I am today, I was a part of a fundraiser along with the Alumni Association from Martin Van Buren High School, Queens Village, NY, my high school. The idea was…

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