Before getting into the nitty gritty of my experience during TechTrek I wanted to just thank everyone for their contribution to such an amazing trip. Professor Kane, Professor Doyle, Kelsey, and Matt - we were very fortunate to have such a great group of people orchestrate this all as well as pointing us in the … Continue reading Hasta La Vista, Baby
The rise of cloud computing has reshaped jobs and businesses for the past decade, yet Forbes reported that over 80% of American had no idea what it was, with nearly 30% thinking it had to do with the weather. My goal with this blog post is to hopefully give everyone a better understanding of what … Continue reading Cloud Computing 101
History of Zynga Early Days Zynga is a social video game services developer founded in 2007 by Mark Pincus. The timing of the company's inception coincided greatly with the rapidly growing trend of videos games being played in web browsers as well as Facebook's release of Facebook Platform in 2007. Facebook Platform gave a set … Continue reading Zynga
While searching for a current trend in Silicon Valley I wanted to discuss for this blog post, I was fortunate enough to have my Distributed Systems professor share with the class predictions for the "mega trends" to watch for in the next year. The trend that stood out to me the most was "The Internet … Continue reading The Internet of Things
Summary Over break I read Machine Platform Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson. The book explores the time we are currently experiencing in which technological advances are increasing at exponential rates, changing the entire world around us. Not too long ago I was using dial-up internet to surf the web on my … Continue reading Book Review: Machine Platform Crowd
Hi guys! I hope everyone has enjoyed their break so far! As for a quick introduction, my name is Alexandro Forte (although you can call me Alex, Forte, or really anything that gets my attention) and I am currently a junior majoring in Computer Science. I grew up in northern New Jersey in a small … Continue reading Hi TechTrek 2018!