AWS – Polly want a….

I know the title is cliche.... but my homework assignment this week for my AWS class involving using Amazon Polly. Prior to doing my homework, I had only heard that Polly existed, but I did not know anything about it. My experience with speech synthesis by computer started in elementary school. I used to write... Continue Reading →

AWS – I AM an AWS user….

Now that the new semester is in full swing, I am really glad that I decided to sign up for an AWS class. The first two weeks have mostly revolved around setting up our AWS accounts and doing background reading. In part, this is to allow for everyone in the class to get signed up... Continue Reading →

Angular Again

In school, I heard exactly one 90 minute lecture about Angular and that was it. We didn’t have any Angular lessons or homework and we were not encouraged to use it. Also,  HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery/JavaScript are powerful together, as are many other front-end JavaScript frameworks. I decided it was time to take another Angular... Continue Reading →

JavaScript Class Final Project

I finished my JavaScript class final project on December 17. Since design is a skill that I am working to improve, I decided to do something more front-end oriented. Due to the fact that the holidays were timely, as was enormous amounts of food, I decided to make a food holiday calendar. Essentially, a user... Continue Reading →

Shh…. math

I was at a party on Saturday night and a friend asked what type of math class I am taking. I said “Discrete Math.” In response, she said that she had never heard of it, and was going to Google it. Another friend said that she would not find it on Google because it was... Continue Reading →

AI for Good

AI for Good at I went to a PyData meetup tonight, “AI for Good,” at’s headquarters. After an initial explanation, we classified homes and related structures - manually - , as part of the Humanitarian Open Street map project to assist Hurricane Maria victims in Puerto Rico. (Visit the task manager here: Continue Reading →

AWS Dev Day LA

AWS Dev Day LA is here! The event was held at the Loews hotel in Hollywood -- not exactly where you’d expect a tech conference, but this is Los Angeles! I went to the following sessions: Building Serverless Web Applications, Building a CI/CD Pipeline for Containers, Introduction to Deep Learning on AWS with Tensorflow (the... Continue Reading →

Discrete Math

Today was my third Discrete Math class. I like my teacher because he ties the material to computer science topics. One issue I had with calculus in college is that it seemed very abstract, and I couldn’t see why it was useful. Gratefully, my teacher makes these connections, which makes the material more interesting. Today... Continue Reading →

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