Looking over my site, I see I haven’t updated things for some time. Working on a doctorate tends to consume all of my time. Plus after writing paper after paper, typing up a blog post isn’t appealing. Just this week, I needed to type up a 5-7 page paper, and a 7-10 slide presentation to go along with the paper. I also had to review at least 3 academic articles for my doctoral study (about factors affecting database performance), and by next week, I’ll need to review at least 10 articles for a different paper over NoSQL databases.
In the end, I chose Walden University. I had applied to, but was not accepted to Dakota State University. That was quite a blow to my ego, but I wanted to get started. A doctorate from Walden will end up costing me about double what DSU would have, but still cheaper than Capella. There is also the added cost of two residencies. Since I teach college in the Midwest, I was fortunate enough to attend the residencies between Christmas and New Year’s in Tampa. I highly recommend Tampa during this time of year.
By the end of 2017, I should be ABD (all but dissertation). Hopefully, my doctoral study will be completed by 2018. Walden does not offer a PhD in Information Technology, but a DIT, Doctorate of Information Technology.
In what little spare time I get, I’ve been working on a side project in Go and Neo4j, and I hope to update this blog again with some of the things I’ve figured out working with these two technologies.