Illinois Beginnings

Parag Magunia, 06 July 2019

I recently got admitted to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Their MCS (Master of Computer Science) program has strong data science requirements so I think this will be the perfect match for the Quadstat Project I'm currently working on. Eventually, I'm planning to take their Data Curation course as part of advanced coursework. This should give me new ideas on how to proceed with the Quadstat project. I'm also looking forward to the Cloud Computing courses offered as part of the degree requirements starting this Fall with Cloud Networking. You can find my personal Illinois.edu homepage on the web.

I first found out about the program through Coursera. I had taken a couple of classes on this platform in Agile and Angular website development. Applying to the program was not that difficult. I did have to supply transcripts but this is necessary for any program applied to in secondary education. You can find my Drupal website development resume also on my homepage hosted by AWS Cloudfront. I'm currently a contract developer for NYGBS. You can hire me here on Upwork. If you live close to North Wales, PA (a suburb of Philadelphia) I'd love to hear about your next website development project over coffee or tea.

My Cloud Networking class starts in August and I will keep this blog updated with my progress. There is a chance I might not enroll in the class and just continue my freelance work on Upwork. Everybody is recommending I follow through with my admission so there is a strong possibility that I will.