Tag: VIU Media Studies

Happy Holidays!


Happy Holidays everyone!

I have been meaning to post a lot sooner than now (busy, busy!), specifically about WordCamp Vancouver that I went to back in October. Well, I will say now that I had a GREAT time at WordCamp and definitely recommend it. They are held in many, many cities, so just go to the WordCamp Central website to see if one is happening soon near you! I willΒ definitelyΒ be going next year.

2012 is nearly over, and it sure has flown by. What a year! I graduated from Vancouver Island University with my degree in Digital Media Studies, I moved off “the rock”, and I am now working at the fabulous Bstro. I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store!

I wish you all very Happy Holidays, and a fabulous New Year! See you in 2013. πŸ™‚

Semester Finished, Summer Is Here!


Ah, the end of the semester. It’s a relaxing feeling… sort of?

If you were following me on Twitter, you’ll know that the strike at VIU did happen, and it lasted a month. It started on March 10th, and we were back in class on April 12th, with a semester extension to April 29th without a formal exam period (actual class end date was April 11th followed by exams).

So that was a quick couple weeks to finish things up! All of my profs were really accommodating and flexible which was great. πŸ™‚

I’m glad summer is here, I get to work more now and have some more free time, maybe. πŸ˜› I’ve got one, maybe two, projects lined up right now. Speaking of projects – I added three to my portfolio! They’re all for the Media Studies department at VIU. Two of them were for my directed study (Digi 405) where I focused on WordPress theming. The other was a project I did in the Spring of 2010 as my first project working with PHP, and this semester I gave it a new look, and added some new stuff to it. Go check ’em out! πŸ™‚

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Just… 12 weeks left?


I think it’s just 12 weeks left until the end of semester. No, no, I’m not counting down… πŸ˜› (Seriously though, I’m not because I enjoy school, it’s just flying by so fast already!)

I’ve already got a load of work to do, and it’s quite overwhelming. I don’t know why this semester feels busier than last. I guess it’s just the courses I’m in. I’m enjoying all pretty well so far. I’m taking a video class (Digi 280), a class related to news (Medi 311), a game theory class (Medi 265), and I’m doing a directed study that I have yet to start as it hasn’t gone through, but for that I will be focusing on WordPress (Digi 405). On top of that I have three jobs (two school-related), so you can imagine how busy I am! But I enjoy every minute of it. πŸ™‚

On another note, I have removed all my old blog posts – those actually came from my other WordPress.com blog that I use for school when I have to make weekly blog posts for classes. I will (or have by the time you might be reading this) add an icon in the footer to follow me on there if you like. I’m doing so because I want to share some of what I am doing in my educational career, but I think it’s a great way for anyone interested in the program I am in to see what exactly goes on in the classes. Sometimes course descriptions really don’t give you a full understanding of what will be covered in a course.

Anyways, this is a short one for now… lots of work to do! πŸ˜‰

Just over two weeks left…


…until my holiday break is over. Time is whizzing by!

I had a busy but great semester. Unfortunately I didn’t get around to posting another update back in November. I would say the end of October through the beginning of December is the busiest time of the fall semester.

My major project for the fall semester was for my JavaScript class, and I worked on it together with two other students in the class. We got a lot accomplished but we’re still not done. I think partly it is because we really didn’t start working on it until near the end of October. We actually spent about 8 hours on the two “study days” between the end of classes and exams to get more work done. You can get a lot accomplished when you’re one of the few people actually in the building! We’re still able to get a grade for the class, but because the project is for the VIU Media Studies department, we are going to continue working on it outside of class time next semester to finish and launch it hopefully by the end of January or so.

Anyways, I don’t really have much else to say! I’ll try to update more next semester, but I can’t guarantee anything. πŸ˜› I’d like to write some tutorials as well to share, but I’m not sure what I’d like to cover just yet. I may hold off on that until after next semester, but we’ll see. Something may come to me before the semester begins!

I’d also like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a happy, healthy 2011! πŸ™‚