Visiting the Sweets & Snacks Expo 2023

Every year, the National Confectioners Association, an industry group that represents candy and snacks producers, hosts an enormous conference called the Sweets & Snacks Expo, in Chicago, IL (although they’re moving to Las Vegas and …

Touring the Port of San Diego and SANDAG

Foreword: This is a longer version of my press release which was published on the website of METRANS, a transportation research partnership between the University of Southern California, California State University Long Beach, the US …

USC ITE ATSAC Tour

Foreword: This is a brief blurb I drafted and published for the University of Southern California’s Institute of Transportation Engineers chapter (USC ITE / ITE USC). We toured the Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s (LADOT) …

On SoCal Linux Expo (SCaLE) 20x

As the conclusion to my 3 weekend conference marathon, including the IISE Western Conference and ITE Student Leadership Summit, I attended the 20th Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 20x) in Pasadena, CA. It’s a huge …

Lessons from the ITE Student Leadership Summit

For several months, I was part of the Student Leadership Summit (SLS) planning team with USC’s chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), a professional organization for transportation planners, engineers, and enthusiasts. (I fit …

IISE Western Conference at Cal Poly

This past weekend (March 3-5), I had the pleasure and fortune of attending the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers’ Western Regional Conference, hosted by Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. As the name …

Hosting a GlobalPing Probe

I recently found out about GlobalPing from a post on a web development forum that I frequent. It’s a service created by the same people that made jsDelivr, the super popular CDN for NPM packages. …