Finally coming to the end of UWP 111A, a class focusing on Silicon Valley and Technology, I've grown to appreciate my past life in college of pursuing a Computer Engineering major. I always found it to be filled with dry, robotic and extremely nerdy students, however, they provide balance creative minds need to make the world a better place. With each new invention it has to logically make sense for its creation, but in contrast, these new inventions must be aesthetically appealing and efficient. For our next generation of entrepreneurs, designers, computer programmers, etc. it's important to use design thinking when solving problems of the future.
I'm thankful for my family pushing me into a major that I didn't want to pursue, for the sake of learning problem solving in a more mathematical and logical way. Learning basic programming and taught me that there are straightforward solutions, however coming up with the most efficient way of getting to the solutions may not always be easy. Logical thinking is something I think that designers lack in comparison to the way engineers think, instead, they think of a grand solutions that are great ideas, but not always necessarily attainable. Combining these two ways of thinking has taught me to find balance, a balance that I hope to carry forward in my career, and hopefully bring me success in the future.