Google Tech Exchange Scholars: Meet Jonathan

Google Tech Exchange Scholars: Meet Jonathan


Hello How do you have that? Ok! Ok! I’m a vlogger now. I’m a vlogger. With C.S, you can pretty much touch into any field of life. No matter your interests, I believe everybody has a fit in computer science and I think it’s a tool that’s going to become very essential in the future. I’m Jonathan McKinley and I’m a sophomore
computer science major at Florida A&M University and I’m participating in the
Google Tech Exchange Program. I believe the biggest similarities between Google Tech Exchange and FAMU would have
to be just the abundance of black intelligence. FAMU to me is a place that feels like home. It’s just a place where you can just prosper. Just believe in your blackness You can just be open. Everyone is super accepting to you. It’s just a creative place where
just black innovation it just flourishes there. My best experience that’s been on
campus from the Google Tech Exchange Program has to be just meeting the different
students from the various schools. Just the different HSI institutions, HBCUs that
attended. It’s just very motivating to be in as well, just knowing you’re not seen as being
too geeky or you’re not welcomed, in a sense. You don’t get that feeling in the program.
You just feel very welcomed to just engage in C.S fully, while just being around with
people who are like you. Jonathan is a really hard working student. He has a very entrepreneurial mindset and as
seen from some of the classes he’s taken here, I definitely see him being one of the
pioneers in terms of entrepreneurship. All right, but yeah we’re doing machine learning and yeah, just trying to be productive
for the night. We back from spring break, just trying to get on top of things. This
semester only has six or five weeks left, so we’re just trying to grind it out. Get those
four point O’s, four point O season and yeah Peace out. If I had advice to give to anyone interested in the
Google Tech Exchange Program, It would just to be to really, really know the foundations of computer science. The rigger’s definitely way more difficult out here.
I’ve seen other students just struggle with just grasping the concept of Big O notation or just switching between different programing languages because we actually do use a number of different programming languages out here. Off the top of my head, we probably used about four or five. A lot of the classes depend on you knowing that and you can kind of get left behind trying to just
understand the foundation before actually building something. Assignments are more real world based,
so we can kind of take what we did in the classroom and put it up on our GitHub pages.
Actually make something big out of it. It’s just really pushing us to kind of start from scratch a little bit more. Just keep asking why. Dig deeper. The Tech Exchange advisors definitely made sure that we just felt welcomed at all times. A lot of the spaces that they dedicated just for us, those were individual team spaces
and buildings and they opened their doors for us to take classes and just hang out at. Most Googlers they’re pretty excited to learn about the program.
Once they ask like, “Oh, are we interns or whatever?” Then we tell them about, “Oh we’re in Google Tech
Exchange.” They’re pretty excited about it. We want to immerse the students in an environment where they’re learning core
technical skills, but they’re doing it in more of a practical sense.
They’re actually on a team team that follows maybe some life cycle that is actually implemented here at Google, with Google engineers playing a role in that learning opportunity. My one word for the Google Tech Exchange Program would be inspirational. It’s just inspired me in so many ways to just take things to the next level. For our future, to just
be more financially stable, man. Secure the bag.

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