Sean Mahoney – ASSIGNMENT ONE: Getting to Know You

  1. Your name and where you are from
    • Sean Mahoney, Virginia (Now: Richmond, Originally: Northern)
  2. Your major
    • Sociology Master’s candidate
  3. Your research interests
    • Sociology of Education – Classroom and school social dynamics
    • Social & Political Philosophy – Power, Authority, Agency, and Individual vs Community
  4. Your programming experience, if any
    • HTML, back in 2002 (High School class)
  5. What you would like to get out of this course
    • Learning how to fine-tune my test and have better control of data analysis
  6. One interesting, unique or cool fact about yourself.
    • I shouldn’t be able to walk, probably.  My ACLs are basically non-function or non-existent.
    • Less depressing – I’m a Game Master, but haven’t done any since being in grad school.

3 thoughts to “Sean Mahoney – ASSIGNMENT ONE: Getting to Know You”

  1. Sean,
    Thanks for the intro. Cool information about you, perhaps after finishing grad school you can get back into gaming. I like your comment when addressing what you would like to get out of this course- to get better control of the data-because it is true, when we learn techniques, like we will in this course with various programming techniques to better control or manipulate data to mine for information that we want to help support our research. I am looking forward to working with you this semester.


  2. Hi there!

    Welcome to the class! I am looking forward to hearing your perspectives over the course of the semester. I hope you will find the Python Programming portion to be right up your alley. I also like to play games. My special favorite is Cards Against Humanity. I find it sociologically interesting as well since the game is so offensive, yet has consistently ranked the most beloved game of over 18 groups across various social markers. Fun fact about me: I owned one of the very first Atari and Colecovision gaming systems that came out in the early 80s, which I still actually have all boxed up in storage.


  3. Hi, Sean!

    Thanks for typing out what’s in your video. That’s very helpful. Classroom dynamics and how students and teachers interact with each other is very interesting. There are so many factors that can go into that and how different everyone’s experiences are.

    Hope you have a good semester too!


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