|Hello, my name is Matthew Coon. I am a sophomore Computer Science student
at Eastern Michigan University. My hometown is
a small town between Flint and Ann Arbor. I have a wide array of interests
that are evolving constantly, but right now my primary interest besides
school is Photography. I co-founded Eastern’s photography club as the vice
president, and recently had the first official meeting.
|One of my favorite classes at Eastern was Introduction to Asian
Philosophy. It has sparked a strong interest and belief in early Chinese
philosophy. Another elective that I enjoyed was my Photography for
Non-Majors class, which sparked my interest in photography, and Analog
photography in general. I hope after reading this you have a better
understanding of me.
Interests & hobbies
|Like my COSC 231 professor, I have a large number of interests, and
am a master of none of them. Some of them include:
Music - I have been playing guitar for six years quite frequently.
I have been in several groups, as a bass player or a guitarist.
I also play piano and own an awesome Synthesizer, a Roland JP8000.
For a long time, music was all I did.
Photography - this is a recent hobby that I’ve been cultivating.
I primarily go the “old analog” process, somewhat because of
preference, somewhat because of the value.
Cubing - Cubing is the hobby of solving Rubiks Cubes, as well as
other combination puzzles. Some people like to do it very quickly,
some people do it blindfolded, some people solve huge 10 x 10 cubes,
and some people solve cubes with their feet. Regardless, we all
like to solve twisty puzzles. Here's the
current 3x3 world record:
4.73 seconds, done by Feliks Zemdegs on December 11th, 2016.
Gaming - Like most of my peers, I enjoy playing video games,
usually older games that I played as a younger kid.
Writing - I have been writing for a long time, usually poetry
or songs. Last year I was involved with EMU's Poetry Society,
but have since relaxed on my writing habits.
Dreams & Goals
|As most of my fellow Computer Science majors, I would like to have a
job in the Software industry after graduation, but if I cannot find a job,
I will likely go back to school as a grad student.
|I expect to move from Michigan once I graduate, likely in a city. A
few of the cities I’ve been considering moving to include Philadelphia,
Seattle, or Toronto. Ultimately, it depends on where my career takes me.
|I would also like to take a great vacation after I graduate.
It would likely be a cross-country trip. A few of the countries I’ve
been considering include America, China, Japan, or Thailand. Regardless,
I look forward to getting a better and wider impression of the world.