got my masters!

Note: This is an old post in a blog with a lot of posts. The world has changed, technologies have changed, and I've changed. It's likely this is out of date and not representative. Let me know if you think this is something that needs updating.

Two years of classes and work are over [1] and I have a Masters in Computer Science [2]. They asked me what I focused in, but I'm not entirely sure. The classes I took fall into the Software Engineering category and also in the Programming Languages category. I think I ended up with a Masters in CS focusing on Programming Languages.

It was a fantastic experience and I'm twice as able as I used to be. I learned Scheme and SML, Adaptive programming and aspect-oriented programming, XML Schema and XPath 2.0 (to some degree), structure-shy development and compiler technology, operational semantics and denotational semantics (though I'm still kind of iffy on the denotational kind), functional programming and LaTeX, and I was able to go to a bunch of really neat seminars and hang out with a group of exceptional people.

I'm really glad I took the two years off to go back to school. I didn't expect it to pay off so greatly.

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