I've always been very proud of my time in school. I'm lazy, but I love the feeling of accomplishment after a course is over and I moved a step up. I'm also a firm believer that Computer Science is something you have to study in school if you really want to be the best you can possibly be.
Plus I enjoy studying stuff relevant to my field. Not Physics, not History, not Biology, but everything related to computers and software development. That's my thing, and I'm always open to get a little bit more of it.
So I decided to apply to the Masters in Computer Science program offered by the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It's an excellent program in an excellent university, so it was worth a shot.
And after a few weeks putting all the paperwork together and preparing the essays for the application, I got accepted into the program last Monday.
Big step and huge commitment, I know. Specially because I will still be working a 40-hour week while taking the classes. It is going to be a lot of work, but I'm really excited to start (January 5th).
I'll be doing my specialization in Databases & Software Engineering. There are a bunch of courses that I'm looking forward to: Computability, Algorithms, and Complexity; High-Performance Computer Architecture; Software Architecture and Design; ... They are going to stretch me, but I'm ready for the challenge.
I need 36 credits, and I'm planning to take 6 every semester (I'm starting with Software Development Process and Machine Learning). If the workload is bearable, I'll try to keep the pace for 3 years until graduation.
Very excited. This will definitively be a different experience.