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This text box says "blurb" on the side. What's a blurb? Let me Google it.... Oh, it's those things they have on the back of books and movies. Am I supposed to write a blurb about me? Well, here goes....

In a world where video games have become a new medium for creative work, one man will harness their infinite potential to build a better educational system for the future. Fernando Rodríguez (as himself) must face the dangers of graduate classes, paper publications, and dissertations in order to save education from the jaws of boredom.

If anyone would like to add reviews about my blurb, I can quote you and make it look more awesome, like this:
"A must-see! Fernando truly embodies the spirit of himself throughout the whole thing" - Fernando

(If none of the above made any sense, here's the plain English version: I'm a Computer Science Ph.D. student at NC State, and I am interested in learning through video games and how we can make education more fun using games).

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Video games
Internet culture
Ponies
Tennis
Dinosaurs
Pop culture

Fernando Begins

February 10, 2014

Origin story time! Time to find out how I became interested in Computer Science. SPOILER ALERT: I never was! Back in high school, I loved math (in fact, I still do!). I tutored for my friends and got perfect scores. This is what caught the attention of my teachers, and ...

Seriously, what's he doing there?

November 10, 2013

Apparently, Computer Science Week is nigh (December 9-15) and The Hour of Code along with it. I know what you're thinking because I thought it too: what IS The Hour of Code? Luckily, here's a video link. Wait, what is will.i.am doing in that video? ... Eh ...

There's a next semester? Seriously?

October 22, 2013

Man, how is it possible for each new semester to have infinitely more stuff to do. I'm so busy, I think I'm almost at the point where there aren't enough hours in a day to even tell me all the stuff I need to do. And you ...

The Semester of Getting Shtuff Done!

September 24, 2013

Hey guys! Has it been a year already? Are we doing the start-of-fall-semester "what are your goals?" post again? *Sigh* Well, let me see if anything has changed from last year's post....Oh, that's right. I actually went to PR that summer! Now I'm jealous of my ...

OMGWTFHAX!?

November 7, 2012

OK, so this week we're reading about the One Laptop Per Child's project in which they sent tablets to Ethiopian children to "see what happens." Here are the articles: one and two. OK, I'd like to bring everybody's attention to the following quote from the first ...