Who am I?
I'm AJ Carter and I value perspectives. I’m a rising senior at the University of Michigan studying Information with an Anthropology minor. I’m passionate about understanding people, their stories, and how technology can use these stories to
build a better future.
By having an Anthropology background, I am able to advocate for inclusivity in technology and I’m able to have strong user-oriented thought process. Technology is moving at a rapid pace, so it’s so important to ensure that everyone is included in the vision of the future. Studying Information has made me a well-rounded programmer, someone who is able to think about a problem abstractly and draw from multiple sources and methods in my work.
I’m an enthusiastic debugger
I really enjoy the process of discovering, tracking down, and solving bugs.
- I utilize resources and tools to quickly identify and work through bugs.
- I emphasize teaching debugging and problem solving skills to students.
- Being an Instructor Assistant for Data Programming (SI 206), I trobleshoot and walk through code daily.
I'm a quick & motivated learner
I can pick up skills fast. I'm good at identifying gaps in my knowledge and filling the gaps quickly.
- I learned Robot Framework and I created automated testing scripts within a week while at Northrop Grumman.
- I picked up Django last summer and I built my first web app.
- I learned a lot my HTML/CSS skills outside the classroom.
I'm a people person
I’m passionate about understanding people, their stories, and how technology can use these stories to build a better future.
- Through my Anthropology minor, I am trained to think about people and the identities they hold.
- As Resident Advisor, I use restorative practices to build community and to understand the needs of others.
- I am driven by projects and technologies that directly impact people.