As some of you may already know from my last post (and for some of you readers who have been around since last August and read this post), I went to a week long engineering camp at my town's local university. As I am typing this, my younger brother is looking over my shoulder and going fifty miles an hour, asking about various things about my blog (i.e. my first blog design, which I spent more than a week, five hours a day, trying to fix up). In fact, remember this?
If you remember this post, then I applaud and thank you. If you don't, then feel free to read some of my old posts, when I was new to the blogging world and a bit naive.
This first week I entered into Java Programming, which was pretty difficult. I spent HOURS on the university desktops, trying to code some program to just type up a simple phrase! In case you have no idea what Java does, I'll spare you and give you the brief summary of what it is: Java is a program that acts a bit like a translator for these tiny bits of data to work on different platforms, such as Macs and Windows, Safari and Chrome! This is a sample code of what I did:
|This code above? This is the code made for my final project!|
The camp was really fun! Sadly, because we had to work separately on computers, I couldn't talk to much people and make friends. I did, in fact, meet some people, particularly guy younger than me by three years, who had some interests in Doctor Who and the Avengers, and we chatted about nonstop that whenever we were done with the assignments.
Some of the things that we did was play Giants, Elves, and Wizards, a game that was somewhat a mix between Sharks and Minnows and Rock, Paper, Scissors. Speaking of Sharks and Minnows, it was another game we played, the final game being Blob Tag. We may be all middle and high schoolers, but you know, if you have time and chance to play these games, it's the same thing that you should do when you can relive your days swinging on a playground; do it.
The adult and college volunteers were really nice and showed us around the entire campus (like visiting the local rock museum. It seems bland, but not as bland as you may think). The main crown of the tour was not the sports center, which many of my friends from school rave over, but the pendulum in the university which told time.