Attending my final semester at Worcester State University in computer science has given me a great opportunity to be in an independent study where I can work on something that will benefit the program. Throughout the semester I will move over the current CS blog from an outdated operating system to the latest CentOS, help set up a git server using gitlab, and research and implement a hadoop cluster.
The anticipation this semester is that the work being done will be used in the computer science department and will help courses offered in the future. Writing solid documentation throughout the semester will allow maintaining, and possibly duplicating the results as easy as possible. In order to keep the computer science department in the loop, I will be blogging weekly with the current status of the project, problems encountered, cool bits of information I’ve come about, and research finds.
This semester allows me to stay active in the computer science department while finishing up my final liberal arts requirements. It should be both a fun and productive semester, and in the end there should be some solid results.