Nice to meet you all, I'm a graduate from England, just finished a BSc on Computing Science and I confess; I didn't do as well as I should of due to a number of events that occurred and a general lack of focus. I aim to make up for it over the next couple of months while I apply for computer jobs I want to build up a nice sparkly portfolio that I can be proud of and show to any possible future employer. I admit, I really didn't like Java to start with, I had some sort of a mental block against it, although I did well in related classes I never felt like I "got it", so, I proceeded to take every Java class to try to crack it and I've gotta say it's definitely grown on me.
I stumbled across this forum through Google searching, I'm a member of a couple of other forums like music and psychology and I figured why not join a forum that's related to what I want to do for a career, makes sense huh. After browsing around looking for some good portfolio project ideas I came across this: Project ideas list which you may enjoy flicking through, so I figure I'll give a couple of these a shot.
Oh well, I guess that's pretty much it for the moment, I'm going to browse around now, nice meeting you all and see you around!