When I was three years old, I wouldobserve my father working late at night on his computer, without understandingwhat exactly he was doing with this strange device. It sparked a deep fascinationwithin me, one that still persists today, and has in fact turned into a passionfor technology and innovation. Programming started off as a way myfather would impart his knowledge to me, but it quickly turned into one of mygreatest interest. Eventually, I would start coding from the moment I woke up,to mere minutes just before going to sleep, completing the tasks my fatherwould give me – from the simple ‘Hello World’ opening, to a complex credit cardvalidation software.
Two years ago, my friends and Idecided to create a professional website for our school. My part involvedtransforming all the ideas that my team and I came up with, and turning it intoa reality. Utilizing our engineering and programming skills, as well as ourextensive knowledge, we were able to build a fully functioning robot with voicerecognition abilities. Being a resourceful person, I was able to build it usingbasic materials as an alternative to using proper equipment, which weren’t availableto us. More recently, I started constructing an autonomous off-road vehicle,with custom coded navigation and obstacle detection software. The UGV will bepartially solar powered, contain a hybrid engine, as well as a modular mountingsystem that will allow the mounting of many add-ons, such as sensors and roboticarms.
Therefore,my deep commitment and indulgence in the field of computer engineering drivesmy ambition to pursue my higher education in this field and plays part in catchingup to the demands of the changing world.