Little is more important than a first impression, and this post is exactly that – a giant “Hello, World!” I’ve begun several blogs in the past and have written some articles that based on the occasional comments have proven useful to a few (lucky) people. I aim to do better this time. This blog will be updated regularly with interesting, relevant information about a wide variety of my musings, from what I am doing at work to code to electronics to robotics. Who knows, I might throw in the occasional sports or car post. My interests are varied enough that there ought to be something on this blog for everyone (once I’ve written it). Heck, I even play golf.
I hope you will enjoy what I write here and provide feedback on my projects. Constructive criticism never hurts; no one ever improved by being told he is great when in reality he is not. As much as I want to help the Internet community, I would like the Internet community to help me.
Now, a little about me. In my biography on this site, I wrote about how I am an information technology intern at RMC Research Corporation in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I worked there in the summer of 2011 and I decided to come back to do more. Last year, I worked on two main projects:
- Student Voice, a jQTouch-based mobile web application to improve communication between teachers and students. In hindsight, jQuery Mobile would have been a much better idea to use due to jQTouch’s bugs and lack of active development. Both the teacher portal and mobile web app are currently in in-house alpha stage and we will be seeking feedback on our prototype soon.
- SendTo, a small C#-based web application that makes sending large files over email an easier task for RMC employees. Before SendTo, people in the company used FTP to send files that were too big to attach to emails, which would have been fine were it not for the non-technical background of most RMC employees. File transfer support calls have been cut significantly.
One of the best parts of my internship at RMC is that it is meant to be as beneficial for me as it is for the company. That is, I am free to work on personal projects as well as work-related projects and I have been tasked with finding company-benefiting tasks that are interesting to me. Thus, I also worked on many small, side projects last summer.
This year, I will be developing a course about a BASIC Stamp microcontroller, working on a PhoneGap app built with jQuery Mobile, completing day-to-day tech department tasks, and continuing to work on personal projects.