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My Summer break has been wonderful and although I’m sad to see it go, I’m also extremely excited for what this Fall Semester has in store.  School starts tomorrow for me and I wanted to do a quick recap of what I was able to accomplish this summer.  I published an aggressive To-Do list earlier this summer and I thought it would be cool to see how much of it I was actually able to accomplish 🙂

Here are the items that I wanted to accomplish this summer:

Unity 5 Training & C#
Learning Swift for iOS
Learning Android Studio
UX Design

Here are the items that I actually accomplished this summer:

Learning Swift for iOS
Learning to Test Code Effectively
Practicing Data Structures + Algorithm Design
Speed Reading Techniques
Memory Enhancement Techniques
WordPress Development

As you can see, I took some liberties with the list that I originally intended to complete. Mid-Summer, I felt that I needed to work on my foundational learning abilities. I have always had issues with my memory and I take copious notes to overcome that issue. I have also always had the desire to read more rapidly, although I never really thought that I could effectively become a “speed” reader, I discovered that improving my reading speed is actually a goal that I could reasonably accomplish. Since these are baseline skills, I felt that it was a great idea to work on them before the new school year began. Learning to test my code more effectively fell within the same category of foundational learning, because I felt as though enhancing this skill will be beneficial for my current internships and future ones as well!

Although I didn’t quite get done what I originally set out to do, I was still able to end my Summer break with a decent set of new tools that will help me along the way!

Mira is a Senior Full Stack, specializing in Web Applications developed in the healthcare industry.