Fernando Rodriguez's Blog

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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).

Interests
Video games
Internet culture
Ponies
Tennis
Dinosaurs
Pop culture

Classy Blog Post

October 22, 2012

So, I'm supposed to talk about what classes I'm excited to take next semester. But I'm not excited about taking any classes, so I guess I'm done writing this blog then. Bye! .... You're still here? *sigh* Fine, I'll talk about my classes -__- It ...

Give the Children an Extra Life

October 5, 2012

Hi guys, I don't usually write blog posts outside of my assigned topics, but I thought this would be a good way to get the word out on Extra Life. In case you don't know, Extra Life is a national event where people play games to raise money ...

There is no such thing as a magic bullet

September 28, 2012

OK, so I had to read this article and give my own spin on these "keys to success." I'll just give you a moment to give it a look.... ... Did you read it? Oh, you need more time? Alright then.... Done? OK, now it's time for a chat ...

Happy New Blog!

September 7, 2012

Hey everybody! How you doin'? This is my first STARS blog (be gentle). This is my second year in the Ph.D. program. So far, classes have been pretty straightforward, but research-related activities have increased exponentially. I am currently an RA for the Engage project, whose goal is to create ...