Carnegie Mellon Practicum Project

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley approaches teaching through learn by doing. This approach emphasizes group work in simulated real world situations in all courses. As a capstone course students partake in a practicum which “offers an educational opportunity for students to work for corporate clients doing real-time work, under the guidance of faculty.”

For my capstone course at I am working on the GeoCam Project. From the GeoCam blog:
The GeoCam Project aims to build a network of citizen disaster responders out of people helping people every day.
Google funds the project and the team works at the NASA Ames Research Center. The project will put me out of my comfort zone as it relies upon languages, frameworks, and platforms I do not have much experience with. I am excited to begin work on the project and will be documenting some of my experiences here.