Even though I am an InfoSys student, I would consider myself to be more of a Computer Science type of person. I have been taking CS modules that are not part of my graduation requirement. I am interested in algorithmic problem solving and machine learning.
I would usually spend my free time and holidays working on pet projects that arises from my interests and needs. I have also attended countless meetups and several hackathons to explore the tech landscape outside of school environment. Besides coding, my hobbies include watching anime, stargazing/astronomy, reading and cycling.
My first coding experience was writing HTML on Microsoft notepad, using the traditional table layout technique back in 2012/13 when I was in secondary school. Looking back, I have come a long way to become who I am today.
My daily drivers
- Lenovo ideapad Y410p from 2014
- Dell SE2417HG 24” monitor which I won from Hack&Roll 2018
Dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04. Currently transitioning away from Windows towards linux. (Support open source!)
- Firefox (main)
- Chrome (only for development/testing)
- Sublime Text 3
- NeoVim (currently getting used to)
- Visual Studio Code
- notepad/gedit (for quick notes)
Why did I not switch to CS back in year 1?
I was convinced that the quality of the IS and CS degrees would be the same and it would not matter as much in the long term. I also believe I can learn CS even without being in the CS course.
How different is IS and CS?
CS is definitely much more technical than IS and are usually more intensive in terms of workload. IS modules often have projects that involves web development (IS3106, IS4100) and involves report/essay writing (IS2102, IS3103, IS4100) or presentations (IS2101, IS3103, IS4100).
How did I code this website?
Spaces! 2 spaces to be exact, but I will follow standards (eg 4 spaces for Java, etc).
- The Go-Giver (self help book teaching about the values of giving)
- What If? (comical science by author of xkcd)
- The Martian (surviving on mars with potatoes)
- The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (old Japanese novel by famous author Yukio Mishima)
- The Travelling Cat Chronicles (I love cats)
- Getting Things Done (self help book on productivity recommended by Jethro)
- Rose Madder (Stephen King novel I bought at a book sale)
- Becoming (Michelle Obama’s autobiography)
- Sapiens (how did we get here?)
- Artemis (new novel by author of The Martian)