Cedric Amaya

Computer Science major, Foothill College

Hello, the name's Cedric. I'm a wannabe Software Developer and Taco Bell connoisseur. See what I've been up to!

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Personal Projects

TicTacToe - [C++]

My first actual programming project that I made outside of school. Currently only supports a two-person mode, but I am working on creating a CPU vs. Player mode (using the minimax algorithm) and rewriting the game using object-oriented programming.

Visitorials - [HTML/CSS/JavaScript]

"Visitorials: the digital visitors log of the web." I started this project for several reasons: I wanted to keep myself occupied during my winter break, I wanted to get more exposure to JavaScript, and I wanted to implement an API. At first, things didn't go so well (you can read about it here) but once I got past the initial struggles, Visitorials turned out to be a fun little project.

RedditBot - [Python]

I came across this tutorial on Reddit one day, and having never touched Python before, I thought it was really fun and intuitive language so I went a different direction with my bot and turned it into my own personal record-keeping assistant. Whenever I comment in a thread with the given command - !save - #tag, the bot saves the thread title with a hyperlink to the thread url to a document that is sorted by the given tag. Check out some of the things I've saved.

More About Me

Born and raised in Washington state, I am quite fond of the outdoors and the Pacific Northwest culture. Growing up, I was avidly interested in science and technology. Some of my favorite magazines to read as a kid were: Wired, Make, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, and Robot.

After my sophomore year of high school, my family and I moved to the Bay Area, where I finished school at Palo Alto High School. During those last couple of years of school, I thought I wanted to be a pilot in the Marine Corps and had gotten a scholarship to be in the Naval Reserve Office Training Corps at Arizona State University. After a year at ASU, I realized my initial dream of being a pilot wasn't for me and I came back to the Bay Area.

My first coding experience came when I heard about freeCodeCamp, which is a open source community where you learn full-stack JavaScript and web development to eventually help non-profits. After working with fCC for a few months, I learned about 42 Code School, a tuition-free peer-to-peer pedagogy, and attended the month-long "piscine" (swimmming pool) phase, where I learned all about C, the command line, bash shell scripting, and much more. I've since enrolled at Foothill College where I am studing Computer Science and taking other STEM-related courses. I hope to transfer to the University of California, Berkeley to complete my Bachelors in Computer Science.

Thank you for taking the time to browse my site, as a reward for your loyalty, here's a joke for your entertainment:

Q: How many programmers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None, that's a hardware problem.

If you have any questions for me or just want to say hi, feel free to reach out at anytime - I'd love to hear from you!