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Terin looks to pursue his passion for Computer Science by developing or maintaining apps.

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"Keep on practicing and enhancing your coding skills by learning through online websites such as codecademy.com, and if you don’t like a certain aspect of Computer Science, try looking for other aspects that may seem interesting to you."

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Terin Ambat
Class of 2020

@terin_ambat

MILESTONES

My career roadmap has been somewhat defined.

I’ve always grown up messing around and exploring computers as my dad is a Software Engineer. When I was really young, I would often use Google Sites’ framework (now the old Google Sites) to make random websites and explore how they were built.

I started learning HTML online during middle school to learn more about how websites worked, but I was not really a fan of it.

I began making apps in High School because I was curious about how smartphones worked and I really enjoyed the creative process, but I didn’t like coding apps in Java.

I also took a couple Computer Science classes at COC to explore how a comprehensive coding class was like and I enjoyed the critical thinking involved in programming.

I’d always thought of coding as more of a hobby than a carrier initially, but I realized how much time and excitement I got from creating and programming so I decided to pursue it as a career.

I actively began researching the career and started exploring other programming languages (like Python) and aspects of computer science such as AI.

Even though I’m about to start college at UCSD, I feel as though I am just starting my journey in exploring how vast and exciting different parts of Computer Science can be. I look forward to seeing what more I can learn about this field in the near future.

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EXPERIENCE

Here are my extracurriculars relevant to this pathway

DURING MY AOC CAREER

  • Engaged in app development through Android Studio


  • Learned new coding languages through online courses and developed various programs


  • Experimented and coded with simple AI programs to understand the Machine Learning process.


  • Started exploring various distros and environments to understand how to use Linux and Unix

DURING MY COLLEGE CAREER

  • Currently waiting to step foot on campus!

CAREER

What I'm currently doing/hope to do

I have spent most of my life exploring the field of computer science. I know that I want to pursue a career involving one of the aspects in computer science, but I still need more time to learn what it specifically is. My time in college will be used to hone my skills and find a specific aspect that I truly enjoy and appreciate for the rest of my life.

ADVICE

How to maximize your AOC experience?

  • Advice #1: Take multiple Computer Science classes at COC to truly understand both what coding is, and how you are going to learn as you go into University.


  • Advice #2: Try coding small projects at home to develop your skills and to test your ability to solve problems.


  • Advice #3: Keep on practicing and enhancing your coding skills by learning through online websites such as codecademy.com, and if you don’t like a certain aspect of Computer Science, try looking for other aspects that may seem interesting to you.


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