One year down, as I listen to Prof. Ben I found that I understand a little bit more than when I heard it the first time last year. At least now I have a better idea of what MVC is about. Let’s hope that I will be reaching the state by the end of the module where I will know how to use MVC properly.
It’s quite interesting to hear from Jonathan Low. I vaguely remember the sparks in his group, but from the sound of it, it sounded quite serious. Haha, maybe I was too engrossed with my own project, I didn’t knew that it was so serious at all. But they seem alright during Poster Session. So I guess by then they should have already settled all their differences.
I felt a slight prick as the NOC guys are presenting. In hindsight, I should have find out more about NOC back then before discounting the possibility of getting in at all. Haha, it turns out that I have quite a warped idea about NOC, that it is all about business and money. Of course that was before I took CS3216 and I couldn’t even bother to find out more about NOC. Fast forward to the present, I am a co-founder of Big Orange Pixel (haha, isn’t that a business?). Who could have known?
I’m very much caught on the idea of Social Entrepreneurship. It was through CS3216 1.0 that I got introduced to the idea of Social Entrepreneurship, through Muhammad Yunus’ book “Creating a World without Poverty”. The idea is very much an eye-opener for me and I thought that is something that I could work with. Then I found out that ultimately Social Entrepreneurship is still very much a business. And you still have to run the organisation like a business. Cashflow is still a major concern. All the problems that a business face, you still have to face it in a Social Enterprise. In fact, it’s even harder to run a SE than a normal business.
For a business noob like me, I thought the best way to contribute to a great cause is to be the support. Especially technical support. I guess that’s also one of the reason why I’m here taking CS3216 all over again — To upgrade my programming skills. But I guess I really have to work harder since my FB1 team have 3 elite programmers. Now my goal for this assignment is to NOT be a liability to the other programmers. Chiong ahhhhhhh….