My name is Usmaan Khan and I’m a graduate from the University of Bradford, a lover of academia, computer science and software development.
I’ve always had a passion for computers, computer games and software. I began my degree at the University of Bradford, Computer Science Hons in September 2008 and graduated in 2012. What do I think of academia and computer science? It’s the best thing since sliced bread!
Achieving a 1st Class degree, creating a dissertation based on a Mobile Games application on the Windows Phone platform, learning about Artificial Intelligence, Web Technologies and Algorithms was just an experience of a life time. And no, i’m not kiddin’! I absolutely loved it and I’d love to do it again, and again, and again.
I don’t know what it is about academia that makes it so attractive. It must be the notion of committing all of that knowledge to memory, knowing that every day you’re improving yourself and becoming more and more competent in your field. There are people in this world who will spend hours upon hours playing World of Warcraft or alike games to build their virtual character. I experience this, but in real life. Instead of the virtual character, i’m building up myself – ME! That’s just pathetically fantastic!
I mean, just think about it. One day you think that C# is just a string on a guitar, and that Java is just a cup of coffee, but the next day, you have a completely different interpretation on those words! That’s the most satisfying part in developing software, it’s the fact that every day you’ll continue learning new and wonderful things and you’ll get a sense of deep satisfaction when you’re able to answer questions like: “What’s a CLR?”, “What’s a Stack and a Heap in programming?”, “What’s the most caffeine packed energy drink?”.