HTML 5 and JavaScript

During the second weeks of IUEE in Portland, Oregon we got a chance to go through “app academy”. In this 2 week session we got to get exposed to many new programing languages as well as different functional for them. We were arranged in groups prompted to create a game using the new coding skills we had acquired during the sessions. 

I have learned C and C++ in school but I had never been exposed to Java Script or HTML 5 coding for web development. I absolutely fell in love with the idea of coding with HTML 5 and learning how different program languages function together to create a game. As a group we each worked on different parts of the game, some coding, some drawing up sketches, and some just putting in input and observing the whole process. I got a chance to shadow the different elements in the game. We had to get drawn up pictures in photoshop that way we could have graphics. Luckily we got a very experienced graphic guy part of our group to help make those outstanding. 

After all the hours of hard work that was put into our game I felt we had a very satisfying product for the amount of given time we had. This essentially was a huge learning process for me to see how stressful a project can be and how to work better in a team. I have learned that it is much easier when everyone is able to identify their own strengths and weaknesses honestly to make production easier. 

This game that we created essentially is to dodge the unhealthy food and pick up the nutritious foods instead. There are rolling donuts that shoot out at the player and they have to use the arrows keys to jump up and down. We added some audio and created a whole website that generated the game. After everyone’s contribution I think we had a pretty awesome game!

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IUEE Portland 2013

It has now been a week since the end of Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience. I was lucky enough to be a part of an extraordinary program offered for freshman and sophomores engineers in Portland, Oregon. After having a week to debrief and catch up on things, I discovered many lasting effects from the program. I originally applied for this program out of the blue, not sure weather or not it would work out. To my surprise, I was selected to attend; I coudn’t have been any more excited. I go to school at Oregon State University but was currently living in San Jose, California. The distance did not stop me, I packed my bags and embarked on a summer experience much different than anything I’ve done before. I moved up to Portland and began the IUEE program in July leaving my mind open to all possibilities.

During this experience I not only learned a lot about growing up and living in a new city, but more importantly, I learned a tremendous amount of things in the engineering field. We went through 6 weeks of learning different areas that are all parts of engineering which truly opened my eyes to the future ahead of me.

To sum it all up I have came to conclude of the most predominate lessons I learned through my IUEE experiences:

1. Networking is essential and worth doing

2. Find what you are passionate about and do just that

3. Its never too late to start on a new career path

4. Groups are way more productive than individual work if everyone puts in their effort

5. Pay attention to guest speakers, they are inspiring

6. You can always make new friends :)

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