AHHH! So literally the one thing I said that I missed from high school was playing in a band. So I was actually recruited into a funk-band and I am incredibly thrilled. I'll be playing the keyboard which is such a challenge since even though I play the piano, I've always played classical music. This is going to be so much fun! I've always had an appreciation for the pianists who play non-classical music so to get the opportunity to push myself and perform funk music is spectacular.
I'm also loving my Hispanic Studies class - Latin American Culture Through Music. The professor is so funny yet she mentioned something that bothered me a tad ("My husband tells me I have the skills of a woman in technology - I'm happy if it works"). It just showed me that there are still people out there who though they may not realize, underestimate the numerous female technicians who are AMAZING at coding, engineering, experimenting, researching, etc. Other than that, I'm looking forward to the opportunity to practice my Spanish! I've only ever practiced speaking at home with my parents, so it's nice to finally be able to interact with Spanish in an academic environment. I taught myself how to read and write Spanish at a young age, so this class should help me strengthen my reading/writing skills! :)
My professor for my Algorithms class is my FAVORITE professor of all time. I'm also TAing for one of her classes so I'm very much looking forward to talking with her more often. On the contrary, my Networks class is completely outdated. It seems like we'll be learning web development with Java? I find it ridiculous. Our professor even acknowledged the fact that we should be learning PHP. I'm going to try to talk to the professor soon to see if there's a way to learn PHP and other relevant languages for web development. Hopefully that works out!
This month I'll be attending Unhackathon and HackNY. I will totally talk more about those once I experience them. It'll be my first time attending a hackathon. The one I planned last year I didn't get the chance to participate in since I was running around making sure everyone was having a great time. It will also give me a chance to see what else I could include this coming year.
THIS SEMESTER IS GOING TO BE INCREDIBLE!!