Web Week 15 – Abstract

My group is presenting on Augmented Reality and the impact it is having on daily life as well as business. In my research of Augmented Reality I was surprised to discover that the history of AR goes as far back as the 1960’s with Harvard professor Ivan Sutherland. Many people do not realize how much AR is already in their daily life. Sports fans may be surprised to discover that all of the markings on the field during football games are augmented reality. Fans of smartphone video games should also be quite familiar with AR after the big Pokemon Go craze. Pokemon Go is a great example of Augmented Reality. The Augmented Reality technology is already having an impact on business even in its infancy. Some factories are already using Google Glass to help factory workers in production. This is leading to higher efficiencies in their production and is leading to increased profits. Forecasters predict the Augmented Reality industry to grow rapidly in the coming years. In 2016 the AR business is a 4 billion dollar industry. It is expected to grow to a 161 billion dollar industry by 2022. This means that there will be a large influx in new firms attempting to cash in on the massive market for the technology. It is an exciting time in the world of AR and VR and I cannot wait to see both of these technologies to become more affordable.

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Web Week 14

This past week our group successfully completed the raspberry pi assignment. It was an incredible feeling to finish the assignment successfully and see it working flawlessly. I hope to purchase my own raspberry pi and start tinkering with the possibilities. This week we are going to have a demonstration of 3D printing. I am excited because while I have seen many videos of 3D printing online I have never seen one in action in person. I also read the article on 5G technology. I am excited to see our country pursuing this new technology. I am disappointed in AT&T as they rolled out their 5Ge last month. This is 5G in name only and has the same speeds as 4G LTE. I am disappointed with them over this because it confuses the average consumer and lowers their expectations for real 5G which should be about 10x as fast as LTE.

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Web Week 13

This week we are going to have our fourth and final exam. This past week we began to code for the Raspberry PI LED lab. My group was unable to finish that same day but now knowing what we learned we know we can complete it on April 8th. The raspberry PI is a fascinating little piece of technology. Being a person who loves to work on computers I found it great to examine the PI and look at all the tiny computer components on it. You could see the small CPU covered by a passively cooled heat-sink. I thought it was incredible how many I/O options there were on the board. I am looking forward to completing the project.

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Web Week 12

Speed Test

A) My internet service provider is Optimum

B) I am going to use Speedtest.net and Speakeasy speed test

C) Case 1: Ethernet

  1. The difference in download speed can be explained by connection to server and traffic at the time
  2. The difference between upload is non-existent, my upload is lower so both tests can achieve this more regularly
  3. Neither shows latency
  4. Only Speedtest.net shows ping here, but 10ms ping is quite good
  5. Neither show jitter

Case 2: Wifi

 

  1. The difference in download speed can be explained by connection to server and traffic at the time
  2. The difference between upload is almost non-existent, my upload is lower so both tests can achieve this more regularly
  3. Neither shows latency
  4. Only Speedtest.net shows ping here, but 11ms ping is quite good
  5. Only Speedtest show jitter at 4.6ms

Case 3: 4G Lte

  1. The difference in download speed can be explained by connection to server and traffic at the time
  2. The difference between upload is significant, this can be explained by network conditions changing
  3. Neither shows latency
  4. Only Speedtest.net shows ping here, but 28ms ping is quite good
  5. Only Speedtest show jitter at 5.5ms

Comparison

I would like to compare Ethernet to 4G LTE. My Ethernet is much faster than 4G LTE because the tier of internet service we have as well as the in home network I have built. I have maximized my in home internet through a lot of research and tweaking of architecture, hardware, and software settings. 4G LTE, while quite fast is slower because of the capabilities of the technology as well as traffic and congestion and the relative position of my device to the nearest cell towers.

 

 

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Update 4

We utilized our new skills for Python and created a dynamic website. It was great to see that with just a little bit of effort we could create such an incredible website. It was fascinating to utilize an API that imported the Billboard top 10 and allowed us to utilize it in our website. I can only imagine all of the other things that Flask can be used for. This week we are going to start learning about raspberry Pi and I am excited because I have heard a lot about it but have never used it myself.

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Update 3

This week we began to code with Python. I am happy that we have began learning Python as I have some previous experience with it. I found it fascinating to create a code that retrieves your IP address and returns it in an easy to read format. I can only think of the endless possibilities python can be used for. I hope to expand upon my skills and perhaps apply it to my future career in finance and insurance.

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Update 2

Recently in Digital World 2020, I read an article regarding the history of women in coding. I was very surprised to discover that in the early days of computer science, coding was considered a “woman’s job”. The article was very interesting to me and I find it unfortunate that the number of women in coding has been declining continuously. I think that we need to encourage more women to learn computer science and we should not exclude young girls from learning about computers. I am looking forward to see what the future has for computer technology thanks to the inventive women in the industry.

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About Me

Hello! Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Connor Cassidy. I am a Junior Economics major in the Fox School of Business at Temple University. I have a passion for technology such as phones, computers, and network infrastructure. I enjoy connecting my passion for technology with my ambitions to work in business. I build computers in my spare time for doing work and playing games, and I also help my friends to build computers and troubleshoot problems. I hope to work in Insurance, Risk Management, or Finance. You can download my resume on the resume page found in the menu selector above.

 

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