Welcome to Mike Tasota's Official website
16 December 2013
It has been four months since I started working at the CMU CREATE Lab as a Systems Software Engineer. I haven't had a whole lot of time to update this website except for my resume as well as a small writeup about the Ludum Dare 28 that I participated in.
Due to my recently-acquired Rails experience, I eventually plan to switch this website over from Google App Engine to Rails, hosting the site from my own machine. This will require a fair amount of reconfiguring on my part, but I think that it will be worth it.
15 August 2013
So, lots of updates. First, I have added a new page for my summer internship at PSC with the Web10G project as part of a NSF grant. Second, I have finally finished my ten tracks from "A Soundtrack" that I started almost two years ago. They were rolled out as a part of my current Tell Me A Song project. Third, I have updated my resume up to this summer's internship.
Finally, my most exciting news is that I have been offered a position at CMU's CREATE Lab as a Systems Software Engineer! I will be updating my website with more information as time goes on.
1 June 2013
I am officially done with my undergraduate studies at Slippery Rock Univesrity! I have updated my resume as well as a few other edits. I have also begun my summer internship at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center working with the Web10G project.
14 April 2013
It's been awhile since I updated on here, so there's lots of stuff to be updated. Along with my typical updates to my resume, I have also updated my 2013 MCM page (we were awarded successful participant again) and uploaded my speech that I gave at the Slippery Rock University 2013 Honors Convocation.
9 February 2013
Finished up the 2013 MCM this weekend and uploaded the paper that our team submitted. We won't get results until the end of April so... damn.
As for another unrelated note, I made a page to discuss Tell Me a Song, which is a group centered around the idea of making music as a way of expression. You don't need to be a musician to enjoy the beauty and aesthetics of expressing yourself through an unspeakable medium. It's been fun participating, and somewhat stressful! I am 11 weeks in to my 52 week commitment. We'll see how it goes!
21 January 2013
I recently added a web app on my website for calculating the value of certains gems in Diablo III. Check it out here.
7 January 2013
Happy new year! I've spent most of my break so far sending out applications to graduate schools and started looking at internships for over the summer. I've also been looking at some Linux distros and Mathematica for Linux to prepare for the 2013 MCM.