Reinventor Nomination

I was nominated for an award for my work with Reinvented Magazine as a volunteer writer last year! If you want to support my nomination, you can fill out this form (you’ll need my email–

I was one of the first staff writers at Reinvented, and I wrote a Beginner’s Guide to Hackathons for Issue 1.

Unfortunately, I had to quit writing for Reinvented while writing the feature article on the amazing Limor “ladyada” Fried (Adafruit Industries) for Issue 2, but the reworked article turned out amazing.

I needed to focus on my mental health on top of work/school.

I’m so thrilled that someone was impacted enough by the work I did almost one year ago in order to nominate me!

CST 499 – Week 8

Saturday, June 13th was the Capstone Festival!

The Capstone Festival gave my peers and I an opportunity to showcase the what we have learned throughout the program, and there were so many amazing projects! This is why I am beyond honored that my project was one of two selected as Project of the Year! My spouse and I celebrated with sushi and boba.

I am so excited that I could conclude my CS degree program with a project that promotes social good AND receive recognition for it from the professors and my peers.

CST 499 – Week 7

With my capstone video and final report completed, there is not much to report this week. I am looking forward to presenting at our Capstone Festival on Saturday, June 13th!

I will report back about how the Capstone Festival went in my final Week 8 post.

CST 499 – Week 6

This week I created a video demo of my capstone project. I think I covered all of my bases and that I won’t have to revise anything before the capstone festival.

I’ve also started working on the third and final part of the project report, which seems to be the most lengthy part, so I am glad we have two weeks allocated to that.

This Saturday, I will be taking the ETS Major Field test. I’m not a big fan of standardized tests, nor am I a fan of the spyware I have to install so that someone can virtually proctor the test.

Other than that, the Capstone Festival is coming up in 10 days and we will be finally finished!

CST 499 – Week 5

This week is focused on wrapping up the project and getting usability testing finished. I was able to complete the course scheduling wizard and counselor portal for looking up student wishlists. I’ve deployed the demo site here:

While I am still waiting on some more feedback from Counselor users, I got a lot of valuable feedback from Student users:

  • On mobile devices, the collapsible nav bar was not displaying an icon to expand the menu (Fixed)
Mobile view, with fixed “hamburger” icon for collapsible nav bar.
  • When I deployed to a remote server, links on the Graduation Requirements were broken (Fixed)
  • For anonymous users, private temporary storage for the session doesn’t behave as expected (For now, student testers will log in to an authenticated tester account until I can get this sorted)
  • Students would like the ability to add more than one core subject class (e.g. two science classes), so I am currently exploring different solutions for this — likely to be added after the capstone class.

All in all, I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished as Drupal and PHP are both new to me.

Counselor portal with exposed wishlist search form