Duane Hilton

Time for some more education

Posted in Uncategorized by duane9 on May 28, 2009

I’m a journalist by training. Got a bachelor’s degree in print journalism at BYU. It’s been a great degree for me. Since graduating a little over three years ago, I’ve worked at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. I’ve always done Internet related work, and I’ve become increasingly interested in the technical side of online journalism. I like writing HTML and CSS, and I want to do more. So, I’ve started work on a master’s degree in library and information science from San Jose State University.

I like the SJSU program because it’s all online, which is a must for me because I love my job and want to stay here in Las Vegas. Plus, the program has a good reputation and classes that are exactly what I’m looking for. Some of the subjects I’ll be learning about are databases, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, XML and metadata.

I’ve completed two indroductory classes. I learned some interesting things about how Google works and metadata standards, and I’ve liked the professors. I will be taking classes in PHP/MySQL and JavaScript in the fall. I’ll update this blog on my progress.

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