through sewell's eyes

Monday, June 18, 2007

Latest Update from Work

Last week we launched the latest version of our core product, E-Board. We added some new features to the product as well as migrated it to a new platform (RoR). The new platform will make it easier for us to roll out updates/new features to the product on a regular basis. The new release took about 3 months and near the end there was a few long nights to get things completed on time. (What project doesn't have a crunch period?) It was well worth it since we were able to announce the product launch at a convention and got some great feedback on the launch.

Also, we finally revamped the company website and created a Monetary System blog as part of the launch of E-Board v3.0.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

JHU and Diploma

Yesterday, I got my diploma for my Master's degree. Sorry, I don't have a picture of it to post. [ I got home quite late last night and pretty much went straight to bed ]. I really didn't give it much thought when I completed the degree. But now that I have the the piece of paper in hand, I'm glad I took the year off and did it. It is a nice feeling of accomplishment. Additionally, since I lost misplaced my undergraduate diploma, now I something to hang if I ever decide to frame it. =)

Talking about JHU, I wanted to point an email I got from the program a few days ago. The school announced that they are adding an Intro Rails class. Really cool! More about rails at some point. Also, Karthik is a good teacher. He knows the material that he is teaching and is excited about it as well. Definitely take a class from him if you get a chance.

1) New EPP 605.* courses:
A) Starting in Fall '07, there will be a course on Ruby on Rails. The
APL section will be taught by Dan Weimer; MCC section instructors are TBD.
B) Ajax. Starting in Spring '08 there will be a new course entitled
"Rich Internet Applications with Ajax". The APL section will be taught by Marty
Hall and the MCC section will be taught by Karthik Shyamsunder.

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