Wednesday June 21st

Welcome Back, LA (Recap Goog SF)

  • So I made the long journey to Google SF yesterday for an amazing event!

  • Not only did I get to meet the VP of Engineering for Google Cloud (who quite liked my Cassini tshirt!), but I also got some GREAT advice on which departments may be a better fit for me. So we shall see.

  • I also made some great friends and mentors. I have a very positive impression of the company.

Udacity Mentorship (Update)

  • I struggled with the Internet (and it beat me!!), (the internet connection, that is, is horrible via Greyhound…some mentors said I should take a break and enjoy the scenery..haha) so I have some catching up to do, but I now have a mentor named Christopher! I’m really excited!

Here are some fun-time pics of my travels, and of the event….

  • Tracy, California


Livermore area


Googs SF Polaroids, etc


  • The base of the frame actually says “Google” in binary!


  • This was great to attend to meet everyone, get a sense of each office and how they hire. Again, I have no idea how or why I was invited, but I’m really grateful for the opportunity, and didn’t let that go to waste.

  • Onward Coding Soldier!!! :)


  • If sum of arr is 0 or even, return even else return odd
function oddOrEven(array) {
    var total = 0;
   for (var i = 0; i < array.length; i++)
     total = total + array[i]
   if (array.length == 0){
     return "even"
   else if (total % 2 == 0)
     return "even"
     return "odd"


  • Continue with Nanodegree

  • This includes rewriting notes in proper style and submitting for another review

  • Communicating with mentor, Christopher

  • Finishing up Chapter 2 (if I can!)

Written on June 21, 2017