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Projects and Portfolio Term

I’ve reached the half way through my projects term at BCIT and I’ve done a ton of work. Every day I’m thinking up new ways to complete my missions for my project. In case you missed my last post, you can click here to see it. At the same time as the lego project, I’ve been working on an ePortfolio. An ePortfolio highlights the works you’ve done as a programmer/web developper. This website will be one of the elements in my portfolio. Because I’ve coded most of the website including the right hand navigation, this website gives me a great way to test the new skills I’m learning at BCIT. The next challenge that I’ll attempt during summer is to get a banner of pictures across the top of the website. This way when you come to my website, you’ll see pictures of me climbing right away without going to the Photo Gallery. I’d also like to add the chess game I created last semester in Java. The chess game I created incorporated all legal moves by all pieces. The two things I haven’t yet implemented are the castling and checking procedures. You may think that programming a chess game is easy but I assure you, it’s many hours of thinking, designing and coding. One of the hardest parts about chess is “check”. If you’re in check, you have to move out of check, or block the pieces. That one sentence probably takes 50 lines of code. All-in-all, it’s no easy process. In 3 weeks, when my projects term is complete, I’ll be heading off to Europe again to compete on the World Cup circuit. I’ll also start my summer adventure in Vail for the Teva Mountain Games.

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    Thomas

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    Sean, I really find your postings about your school work/projects interesting. Please keep them coming.
    Not many top climbers out there know a lot about robotics I’m guessing, and it’s great to read about your other achievements beyond climbing. Good luck with your portfolio and with the World Cup this summer as well.

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    Brilliant writing, which we have begun to expect, as usual, thanks!

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