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Be your own judge: boot up an amazing CS career

Featured in this header: Wayne L. Morse US Courthouse (Eugene, OR) and our own version of a PC BIOS display.

Importing Portland’s complete package of CS and engineering

Featured in this header: Java package importing & Engineering in Portland

Bridging the gap between CS and engineering

Featured in this header: Python & The Astoria-Megler Bridge

GetReal is all about making engineering and computer science a reality for you. In our header, we want to show you just how real these things are. So we decided to show you the Astoria-Megler Bridge, which connects Washington and Oregon’s US 101 highway. It sports two lanes and even has bike lanes, and sees about 7100 vehicles every day. Oh, and it’s the longest continuous-truss bridge in North America, about 4 miles in total. It can withstand fast river currents, and even 150 mph winds (which aren’t unheard of on the coast). That’s a solid piece of engineering.

Alongside it, we stuck in some Python psuedocode which, if done right and executed, would construct the header itself. Python is one of the handiest and easiest-to-read programming languages out there, and is also high-level which means you can do a lot with it as it’s very distant (abstracted) from computer-level thinking. One of the coolest parts is that a lot of the coding tutorials are open-source, and you can find tons of free textbooks for Python online.

We believe that engineering and CS go hand in hand, and we believe both are really important to know, if you want to succeed. If you want a real job, you want to get real. And if you want to get real, you’ve gotta learn engineering and CS.

GetReal is all about making engineering and computer science a reality for you. In our header, we want to show you just how real these things are. So we decided to show you the Astoria-Megler Bridge, which connects Washington and Oregon’s US 101 highway. It sports two lanes and even has bike lanes, and sees about 7100 vehicles every day. Oh, and it’s the longest continuous-truss bridge in North America, about 4 miles in total. It can withstand fast river currents, and even 150 mph winds (which aren’t unheard of on the coast). That’s a solid piece of engineering.

Alongside it, we stuck in some Python psuedocode which, if done right and executed, would construct the header itself. Python is one of the handiest and easiest-to-read programming languages out there, and is also high-level which means you can do a lot with it as it’s very distant (abstracted) from computer-level thinking. One of the coolest parts is that a lot of the coding tutorials are open-source, and you can find tons of free textbooks for Python online.

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