A few days ago I had my convocation. I finally completed my biggest academic struggle & achievement yet, graduating university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. Having taken courses in nearly every semester during my time at university with the exception of my first summer semester, I am very proud to have achieved such a feat.

Regardless of how I felt about the education itself, the friends and networks that I created was certainly the most valuable part of the journey. The openess of the students and the community created out of a shared struggle to succeed played a huge role in helping me to learn and understand abstract and difficult material, no matter how it was presented.

A huge thank you to the support network that kept me going for those 4 long years. My girlfriend was my pillar to lean on, my friends were my teacher when I could not understand, my family was my cheerleaders. I certainly could not have gotten through this without all of you.

I hope that someday I can return the same level of support that you guys have done and continue to do for me.