Lessons of Unity and Division

As we all know, today isthe day where Donald Trump is taking charge of the U.S. presidency. A very important event in the American history. The results of the elections, whether manipulated or not, showed that about half of the American population supports a Trumps presidency, and the other portion doesn’t (regardless of the electoral college…

Walking Away from IIT’s Graduation Ceremony Towards Our Future

Jamal Kharrat B.S. in Computer Science Class of 2016 I came to Chicago in September 1st, 2012, and I learnt so much in school, and achieved way more than expected myself to. There was always an inner force that pushed me forward and motivated me to do more work. My next steps will be acquiring…

Top 5 Reasons Why I Want to Be A Business Analyst

  When I first started my degree in Civil Engineering I was really excited to learn everything on how to build things and solve complex problems. I knew I had a passion for finding solutions and understanding how things work, which made me believe that civil engineering would be perfect for me, especially since I have a solid background in…

Martin Luther King’s advice for Syria

Had Dr. King still been with us today, he would’ve been 87 years old and I know with certainty, that he would’ve been a supporter of the Syrian uprising. Had Dr. King been with us today, he would’ve used his famous saying, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, to comment on the Syrian…

Standing Up, and For Each Other

  Over the last 4 years my Facebook home page has always been about three kinds of people; ones that are against the government, ones that are pro-government and the neutral ones or in other words the people who are too scared to make a statement or don’t see enough reasons to stand withone side…

Designed in California for the Universe.

This summer I had the privilege of working as a Software Engineering Intern for one of the most prominent technology companies in the world. And since we are talking about prominent technology company, we definitely mean California, precisely the Silicon Valley. The beautiful the weather is in California, the nature, trees, landscape reminded me of…

Global Impact: From Health Care IT to Helping Every Hungry Child

This summer I had the opportunity to join Allscripts Healthcare Company where I served as Quality Assurance Intern for the last 12 weeks. My journey with Allscripts was incredible – and inspiring. Beginning from my first week, I was introduced to the wide range of their Medical Devices and the technical solutions that Allscripts offers…

Something I Learnt from a Wise Man

By the end of this post, you’ll learn something new. Since the very first post on this blog, we’ve been sharing our stories and talking about our success, achievements, and things we learnt. If anyone is interested in knowing how we all as a group grew and improved both individually and collectively, this blog is…

Open Data… Open Innovation

My interest in data science and open data specifically comes from the open data movement. In this movement, collaborators set a goal to standardize and provide data to everyone. People can use this data to extract knowledge for their benefits and some decide to share their models and results for the benefit of other societies….