Preface: This fall I did a part time internship at a creative agency called Chil Creative. I decided to take this internship because the agency is run by one of my favorite Atlanta based photographers and thought it would help me improve how I take and edit photos; but while I was there I learned a lot more than that. At Chil, I applied creativity to things such as website user experience, videography, and corporate branding. It was an eye opening experience and has made me a more open and better computer scientist.

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Photo by Alice Achterhof on Unsplash

Despite what people think, computer science is more than copying and pasting from Stack Overflow. Computer science is a hybrid form of art. Much like any form of art, computer science is about taking the things you learn in class or read online and using them as inspiration to come up with unique solutions for unique problems. The best programmers are both logical and creative. They use their creativity to contemplate different ideas, but rely on their intuition and logic to turn those ideas into well designed and implemented code. Therefore, your ability to code is limited by your creativity. …


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Lately, there has been a lot of hype over where the new Amazon HQ2 will be located. Over 238 cities have submitted bids for consideration. Out of these 238 cities, many are claiming Atlanta to be a top choice, but any Atlanta native can tell you the sad truth- it’s really not that great here.

There is absolutely no talent in Atlanta…

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There is no way the city of Atlanta can provide the talent to build up the Amazon workforce. I mean, 48 percent of the Atlanta population over 25 has at least a bachelor’s degree, but that’s only the third highest percentage for a city of this size. This lack of talent is underlined by the extremely weak presence of top universities in the city; Georgia Tech and Emory University may generate thousands of diverse and qualified engineers and business minds every semester, but it’s not like Amazon needs qualified employees anyway. …

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Yash Tulsiani

Computer Science @ Georgia Tech. ytulsiani.com

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