I'm an experienced software engineering professional and lifelong learner.

I'm have life goals to have fun in life and make a difference.

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What is a code review?

September 14, 2020
In software development, a code review is an activity where one or more fellow developers review the code written by another developer to look for mistakes or other possible improvements.

What is the difference between Computer Science and Software Engineering?

November 11, 2018
From time to time I get asked: “What is the difference between computer science and software engineering?” Usually, I awkwardly stumble through an explanation along the lines of: “Computer Scientists discover, research, and test new theories where Software Engineers apply these theories to their work.”

Why a PhD?

March 17, 2018
I’ve been working as a software engineer for more than 20 years, and when the opportunity came up for me to continue my education at the Ph.D. level I jumped at it. In September 2017 I started the Ph.D. Computer Science program at the University of South Carolina.

Why Blog?

March 13, 2018
Why do I blog? There can be many different reasons that people blog. Common reasons for blogging include: building audience, establishing authority, or differentiating oneself. I have three motivations for blogging.