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Welcome to jessInteractive! I am Jessie Torres and this is my personal website I am an aspiring iOS developer who is currently studying Computer Information Systems at Boston University. Follow me as I try to learn coding to start developing my second career.

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2016

Business Data Communication and Networks

APRIL 29, 2016

Eighth course towards my Masters Degree in Computer Information System is done!  This course began with a brief history of communications, information systems, and the Internet.  Then it broke down the role of network layering,  the Internet Layer Model, and current standards.  It covered the basic functions of the Network and Transport layers in context of design issues, addressing, routing, and internet working.  The TCP/IP suite of protocols was used for an in-depth example with hands on labs.  LANs were covered in detail including components, Ethernet, design, and performance.  Wireless networks and best practices in WLAN design were also presented.  The course then concludes with significant coverage of network security, network design, and network management.

Count App

February 13, 2016

Just learned how to use UISwipeGestureRecognizer. This app was created just to experiment on how to implement it.

2015

Sky Diving Over Venice

November 5, 2015

It’s been over ten years sine I’ve been sky diving. I had an opportunity to do it again when a few friends of mine decided we should jump out of a plane. The fist time I did it was when I lived in South Carolina.  Well since I currently Live in Italy, I might as well do it over Venice with some friends!

Software Project Management

Software Project Management

OCTOBER 17, 2015

Finally finished my 7th course towards my Masters Degree in Computer Information Systems.  In this course I learned about the principles, processes, and practices of software project management.  I also learned techniques for planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling software projects.  There was substantial focus on software cost estimation and software risk management. I obtained practical project management skills related to software projects such as, establishment of project communications, managing project changes and managing distributed software teams and projects.

Nuremberg, Germany

May 23, 2015

I just took a trip to Nuremberg.  I’ve been wanting to do this trip for quite sometime.  It is the second largest city in Bavaria second to Munich.  It has a lot to offer such as medieval castles, city walls, to something more recent Word War Two history.  I found the beer great and the Franconian food delicious!  I wouldn’t mind to come back and see it in winter, since the oldest Christmas Market is held there. Who knows? I might be going back later this year.

2014

Database Design, Implementation, and Management

Fall Term at Boston University

Another class almost finished.  This class has taken me through the process designing, developing and coding a database using SQL.  Its a class that has made me more interested in Data Mining and Business Intelligence!

Florence, Italy

Last time I was in Florence, Italy was in ’05.  I was there for one night and I didn’t have a digital camera or a smartphone.  With an iPhone I managed to take some pictures which I would print to decorate my office space.

Bike Ride

I felt being a little sporty this past weekend, so I decided to take a nice bike ride.  I ended up finding a poppy flower in a middle of a wheat field and being chased by a storm that came out of nowhere!

Educating Myself In Home Brewing!

Educating Myself In Home Brewing!

I’m getting ready to make myself another home brew!  A question I am always asked is, ” how difficult is it to make it?”  Well, its very simple to start making  beer and I hope to find time to make a video to demonstrate it.

Information Systems Analysis and Design

Information Systems Analysis and Design

Well the two week break between classes is coming to an end.  I will be starting my third class towards my Masters in Computer Information Systems.

Love this view!

Love this view!

In a clear day like this, it is worth going up the mountains to relax.  The day is so clear that you can actually see the Adriatic Sea.

Eating Outdoor

Eating Outdoor

I love eating outdoors and enjoying the view of our backyard!

San Antonio, Texas

April 10, 2014

It was great to be able to spend time with family in a weekend trip to one of my favorite cities!

Houston, Texas

March 31, 2014

I haven’t been home for a few years!  I’m always excited to try new restaurants and spend time with what is important, family!

Nice Day

Nice Day

Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to step outside to get some sun and fresh air to do some programming!

Started Advanced Java

Started Advanced Java

I’m pretty excited to start CS520 Information Structures with Boston University!

This course covers will cover the concepts of the object-oriented approach to software design and development using Java.  It includes a detailed discussion of programming concepts beginning with the fundamentals of data types, control structures, methods, classes, arrays and strings, and proceeding to more advanced topics such as inheritance and polymorphism, interfaces, creating user interfaces, exceptions, and streams.

Bologna, Italy

Bologna, Italy

Went on a day trip to Bologna, Italy to check out an art show on Johannes Vermeer.  The main art piece is “THE GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING”, which was painted in 1665.  I hear there is a movie and now I have to watch it!

Home Brewing

Home Brewing

I’ve picked up the hobby of home brewing. Nothing like drinking your home made beer!

What a way to start the day.

What a way to start the day.

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2015
26 Mar

Its been a while since I’ve blogged!  Well, its time to start it up again.  I’ve been really busy with work, school, some more school, and more work.  The progress on my Masters, which is in Computer Information Systems, is[…]

2014
24 Oct

I’ve actually been using Apple computers since 2007.  Now that I’m teaching myself iOS development through reading books,  I have ran into issues understanding some symbols.  Not all keyboard symbols make sense! I’ve never really had a use for them[…]

6 Aug

I ran into this accessory for the iPad in search for something different for my kids iPad.  Its consists of a reflector and an a base.  The best way I can describe this is that it acts like a “Kinect” for your iPad[…]

17 Jun

Solar Freaking Roadways! That’s right!  This concept, of using roads as solar cells, seems like a great idea.  Critics on the other hand  are claiming that it won’t endure the punishment and damage that streets regularly have to handle.  Everything[…]

5 Jun

Watching this video made me laugh!  Its amazing how far we have gotten with technology, especially personal computers.  Watching these kids trying to figure out how to start and application on the Apple II, reminded me of my first Windows[…]

2 May

The hardware industry seems to be looking for “the next big thing”.  The iPhone has definitely revolutionize the way we communicate, get our news, stay connected with friends, track our sleep, track our fitness, and do just about anything else[…]

8 Apr

When you think of a leading country in technology, math, and science, you might think of the United States.  Many would consider the United States as a leader in tech discovery and advancement, but according to some recent studies, the[…]

19 Mar

Social Media has become part of just about everyone’s life who has access to the Internet.  Some people thought that social networks are a fad and would eventually become irrelevant. I remember when Friendster came out back in the late[…]

16 Mar

Last year around Summer time I had picked up a new hobby.  I never would have thought that one day I would be enjoying my own beer.  Yes, I have started brewing!  Apparently its something that is growing fast!  Especially[…]

9 Mar

My skills in Java programming are very little, but I will be starting another class soon!  My next class towards my master’s degree is Information Structures.  I’ve used Java Based systems before, but never gave it thought in language and[…]

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