Looking Back: May 28 2017 to June 4 2017
Howdy, I'm Sam.
What have I done this week? Well, a lot. I think. Let's see, I
- Moved to Washington (temporarily, for the next 3 months)
- Started my second program management internship at Microsoft (working on the Office team)
- Stopped having allergies because I’m allergic to everything in Texas and nothing in Washington
- Started exercising by following the recommended beginners calisthenics routine (we’ll see how long that lasts; I’m hopeful, though)
- Released a videogame I worked on this past semester that I’m really proud of (you should check it out <3)
- Hiked up Rattlesnake Ledge with some pals
- Made a 3D model for some texturing practice
- Got this website up and running
Let’s go through these.
Moving and Working and Allergies
I'm a CS student who goes to *the* University of Texas at Austin, and I got a pretty sweet gig last year with Microsoft. I did well enough for them to ask me to come back, so I did.
I snagged an AirBnB in Seattle proper, and I'm hoping to explore the city more than I did last year (last summer, I was living in Issaquah and not Seattle). My fiancé Marcela will be joining me next week, so I'm looking forward to that :) here's a view from my office:
So far, I like the routine I picked up. I probably won't talk about it much from here on out, but maybe if I make some progress in the future I'll mention it again.
Game Release and Model
So my team and I officially released the game we made as part of our 3D Game Design Capstone course. I'm thinking I should make a proper blog post about that and upload it to medium, a postmortem of sorts from my perspective.
Now, I'm looking into how I can market the game. I'm thinking I'll just send it to a bunch of small Youtubers that like to play this kind of stuff, but we'll see how it goes. For now, it's a resume piece for me and something I'm very proud of, and that's good enough for me :)
Here's the model I made for texturing practice:
I enjoy hiking. I'm not a hardcore hiker by any means, but I try to take advantage of all the cool nature places nearby. Me and some friends went on this hike and I really liked it. It didn't have as many cool things on the trail itself, but the first lookout point was just beautiful.
Here's a pano from the first (and most popular) lookout point on the hike:
After grabbing some Thai food afterwards, we went to Snoqualmie Falls, my favorite waterfall:
Check out my first post for more on that.