Raviteja Lingineni

Feeling for the Farm

In Conclusion: Alternative Spring Break

Fast forward 5 days from my original post. Here I am, sitting in my cozy bed typing up a reflective blog post. I went into my ASB trip not knowing what to expect. My ASB leaders had us all write down our expectations on a sheet of paper before the trip, and I wrote something pretty basic like learning how to compost. However, I think that the . . .

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March 17, 2017

Where are we?

Alternative Spring Break: Day #1

This is my first impressions and post about my Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip. It is sponsored by the UT Dallas Student Volunteerism Office and I am in Elm Mott, TX for the week. Yeah, I'll give you a minute to look that up. It's about 20 minutes north of Waco,TX.

I'm placed in the Sustainability group, here to . . .

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March 12, 2017

Doing Something I Care About

What happens after college

You know, I ask myself, am I a tech guy? Like is this my passion? Like what about tech drives me to it? Is it technology itself? The screens, the chips, or the silicon? Or is it the Computer Science behind? For example, the programming, the challenge itself or the idea of discovering how to advance computers.

I'm finishing up . . .

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January 23, 2017

Becoming a Better Coder

Stepping Stones to Making use of your Programming Skills

Everyone I know has their own story of how they learned to code. Some people learn to code in school and others pick it up on their own. If you're like my dad, then you probably picked up how to program in a 101 Crash Course amidst the early 2000s tech boom.

You see, all of these stories have different motives behind them, and . . .

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September 06, 2016

The Ugly Side of Programming

Building an App from Zero

For the past 3 months I've been hard at work trying to make a new social networking app. The app is very straight forward, it is a platform where you can notify your friends when you are free to do something. Although there are existing apps in the marketplace, they all are lacking the simplicity or completeness of what we expect from . . .

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March 19, 2016

Going Beyond the Keyboard

Learning New Skills

A solar flare jutting from the Sun just took down the internet around the world. My house is dark. Partly because my "smart" light bulbs can no longer connect to the internet. All forms of wireless radio communication on the planet seem to be down. Luckily the power is still up, so I dug out the old fluorescent light bulbs from the . . .

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February 07, 2016

Computers as a Commodity

Changing the Developing Education System

Driving back from the Grand Canyon earlier last month, it hit me how much I depended on the internet and technology to gain and share my knowledge. I realized this at the Grand Canyon because there was no cellular signal to Snapchat my surroundings, message my friends or get answers to questions. Surrounding me was nothing but wilderness.

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January 08, 2016