Peter Burrage, the project sponsor and PathNOTES founder, has been working over the years to develop an innovative online learning platform. Peter, with the help of previous capstone teams, has come a long way towards making this vision a reality, though to receive the necessary funding to complete development of this project, a comprehensive working prototype must be built. Our goal this summer is to join all existing components into a working prototype.
The current standards for technical learning can be time-consuming, hard to follow, and are almost always static, leaving no room for students and instructors to dynamically play with what they are seeing on screen or on paper. The PathNOTES project is designed to solve these common issues by providing a dynamic and central online tool that can be used for interactive lectures, assignments, and testing.
My name is Nicholas Raye. I was born and have lived most of my life in the United States in a city called Boise. Almost immediately after graduating high school in 2018, I moved to Victoria to study Information and Computer Systems at Camosun College. I enjoy playing sports such as tennis, table tennis, and basketball in my leisure time, and just in general, enjoy being outdoors. During my last year of high school, I began teaching myself some of the basics of programming. After programming with Python for a few months, I took an interest in programming. Then, after graduating from high school with a straight-A GPA in 2018, I moved to Victoria to attend the ICS program. Although starting the program with some amount of programming knowledge, I have found the program challenging but very enjoyable. When I graduate ICS, I plan on pursuing a career in back-end software development, or as a Database Administrator. To gain experience, I’m planning to take Camosun’s coop program during the winter 2020 term. My hope is that the job I get from the coop will want to hire me on as an employee. If not, then my hope is that the experience that I will gain from the coop will make finding a job easier.
We are very excited to be working alongside Peter Burrage to help bring PathNOTES to life. We are very thankful to Peter for giving us the opportunity to be a part of PathNOTES and to the ICS instructors for organizing this summer project.