got my masters!

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Two years of classes and work are over1and I have a Masters in Computer Science2. 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.

[1] - Technically I don't have it yet, but I will this weekend assuming all goes well which I no reason to believe that it won't.

[2] - While I'm done with everything that is to be graded, I'm still working on finishing up two papers for my research project. I imagine that'll take me a while longer to do.

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