11/13 - onwards Have Dreams
I have found a good program that automatically converts from C# to Unityscript without requiring any modification to the original code. This is a breakthrough as it will save Have Dreams from having to pay for either a program or someone’s service to do this. I testing out this one code snipped that would compile with the original and new code in Unity.
After this, I have not managed to do much beyond brainstorming and narrowing down what should and should not be done for the game tutorial. I will continue working towards a solution to make the coding process easier which will cut down on the time it will take to create the tutorials. One of the workers at Have Dreams left the organization and my supervisor got busy with work outside of Have Dreams, so the project reached a slight bottleneck from both ends.
11/14/13 + 11/21/13 + 12/03/13
Not much has changed since my first three meeting with A. We did, however, decide to start meeting online as opposed to in person. We both decided that this is better after our first Google Doc session where we would communicate via the document. This way A. could look back on our conversation in the future for reference. It seems that she has been using some of Oakton’s resources for help with assignments and so programming was only one of several parts of our discussions. She was overall more interested in learning about how to succeed in computer science in general in terms of courses, job experience, and participation in various activities. I gave her honest opinions on her ideas and let her know whenever I felt that my own opinion was biased enough as to where a second opinion from someone else would be beneficial. This experience seems to have been positive for her and it has inspired me to apply some of the mentoring techniques on my younger cousins who are currently in high school and will, like me and A., become first generation college students. She will hopefully use the upcoming break to continue practicing either programming or any of several skillsets I suggested. I have offered myself as an ongoing resource in case she wants to pick up on anything from building a server or learning linux. Although I’m not proficient in everything, I know where to find adequate resources.