Washington D.C.- The American History Museum

Posted on Mon 20 May 2019 in Trip to D.C. and Transatlantic Cruise • Tagged with Travel, Washington D.C., American History Museum • 3 min read

Today we went to the American History Museum. I’m not going to really discuss the individual exhibits, rather I am going to describe my general thoughts on the overall theme of the museum.

The general theme of the museum was that America was founded on certain principles and ideals …


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Washington D.C.- The Holocaust Museum

Posted on Sun 19 May 2019 in Trip to D.C. and Transatlantic Cruise • Tagged with Travel, Washington D.C., Holocaust Museum, Washington Monument, Lincoln Monument, Vietnam War Memorial • 4 min read

We woke up fairly late today because we were quite tired after our long travel day yesterday. Our apartment is very close to a subway station which is a few stops from the National Mall, the big grassy area in front of the Capitol. Our destination for the day was …


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Denver to Washington D.C.

Posted on Sat 18 May 2019 in Trip to D.C. and Transatlantic Cruise • Tagged with Travel, Washington D.C., Denver • 1 min read

Today we left for Washington D.C. I drove mom and dad headed to the airport early this morning (like 04:00). Hannah and I stayed in Denver for the morning so that we could attend a friend’s graduation brunch.

Hannah and I ended up leaving for the airport …


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HackCU V

Posted on Mon 25 March 2019 in Hackathon • Tagged with HackCU, Hackathon, Prize • 8 min read

A couple of weekends ago (Feb. 23-24), nearly 30 Mines students (myself included), attended the HackCU hackathon at CU Boulder.

Since the hackathon was so close and since I was driving up to the hackathon, I decided to bring all of my electronics. I brought my desktop, a monitor, my …


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How to Win a Hackathon

Posted on Tue 18 December 2018 in Hackathon • Tagged with Facebook Hackathon, Win, Hackathon, Prize, Hackathon Demo • 14 min read

Objectively, I’m pretty good at winning prizes at hackathons. I’m not entirely sure how/why, but I am. In this article I intend to try and describe some of the things which have helped me and my teams at hackathons. Please note that these are merely my experiences …


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Facebook Global Hackathon Finals - The Competition

Posted on Fri 16 November 2018 in Hackathon • Tagged with Facebook, Hackathon, Map, Competition • 11 min read

I woke up at 8:00 on Thursday morning. After a quick shower, I went down to eat some breakfast (provided again by Facebook). Then, we got on a bus and went over to Facebook HQ. This is a picture of building 18, one of the smaller buildings on the …


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Facebook Global Hackathon Finals - Day 1

Posted on Wed 14 November 2018 in Hackathon • Tagged with Facebook, Travel, Denver, San Francisco • 2 min read

This morning I left for a hackathon at Facebook Headquarters. I had to wake up at 3:30 since the flight was at 7:50 and I had to pick up Sam and Jack on my way.

We qualified for the Facebook hackathon at MHacks with our Datanium project. Unfortunately …


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ICPC Regionals

Posted on Sat 03 November 2018 in School • Tagged with ICPC, Competitive Programming, Mines • 8 min read

Today I competed in the ICPC Rocky Mountain Regionals at CSU.

CS@Mines at ICPC

Photo Credit: CPW

ICPC is the International Collegiate Programming Contest. It’s an algorithmic competition for college students. I’ve competed in ICPC three times now, but today was is the best my team has ever done. But I …


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End of Cruise

Posted on Sun 07 January 2018 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Denver, Colorado • 1 min read

Today was the end of our cruise :(

I woke up rather early to go say goodbye to Alex and Eric.

Alex, Eric, and me

Then we went to eat breakfast. Then we finished packing our bags and then played some ping pong while we waited to disembark. Eventually we just decided to play stupid …


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At Sea

Posted on Sat 06 January 2018 in Panama Canal Cruise • Tagged with At Sea • 1 min read

Today was another day at sea. The seas had calmed down, so the ship wasn’t rocking much at all. I spent a lot of time playing ping-pong, swimming, and playing chess (sound familiar). I played one guy who was really good (at least compared to me) rated ~1500. I …


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