EJ Alexander

EJ Alexander

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June 16

This week my biggest challenge is the implementation of building the website. I am still learning the structure of how it is built and adding more functionality has been challenging considering that this is a new programming language that i am working with. Although it is similar to other languages i have coded, what makes it challenging is learning the scopes and variables on the program. However i seek assistance from the graduate student I am paired with to help me along the way. I am a walking sponge when he is around so that i retain all the information I can to apply into the project and possibly other projects. If it wasn't hard it wouldn't be worth it.

June 9

This week i got exposed to what "Reverse Engineering" is. Truly dissecting and analyzing someone else's code to figure out functionality and what is display truly shows me how much i have grown. This experience will cause me to be much more versatile. The fellowship with the other REU members has became stronger and we have built good repor with each other.

June 2

My week consisted of me researching the requirements needed to create a Learning Management System  (LMS). I analyzed many notable LMS websites such as Canvas, Moodle, Edmodo, and many others. While i am researching i have also learned to code Javascript, jQuery, and SQL. I hope to be able to create a smaller scale LMS of my own by the end of the REU. I also expect to form a great bond with my fellow members of the REU.