October Status Update

Published 2020-10-21 on Owen Salter's Blog - Permalink

Another month, another status update. I’m writing this on a lovely rainy day, still stuck at home. One of the things I’ve been really focused on over the past few weeks has been my college applications. I need to finish editing my personal essay, as well as my letters of recommendation. I’ve unfortunately allowed my side projects to stagnate, but I think that these applications take priority.

College

The final deadline for all my college application work is in two weeks as of writing, on November 1st. That’s when all my applications need to go through the Common Application in time for the Early Action/Decision rounds.

I’m applying Early Decision to WPI, which is binding1. I’m also applying Early Action to Wentworth Institute of Tecnology, UMass Lowell, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. I think that these choices will give me the best chances of getting in to a good school while at the same time keeping my focus on STEM and software.

Side Projects

Unfortunately, school and college applications have severely reduced the time I have to work on side projects. FLL-Scoring is still in need of the rewrite I talked about in the last status update, and the Campmaster Constantine rewrite is about 1/3 finished. I’ve been slowly chugging away at the Constantine rewrite because that’s the easier one in my eyes, since I’m only translating it to async Rust and cleaning up some bad design choices.

I expect the FLL-Scoring rewrite to take a while longer, not because there’s a lot of content (there really isn’t) but because I need to seriously evaluate the choices that led to me using Rust for the project.


  1. Binding in that if I am accepted to WPI, I have to go there. ↩︎


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