Daniel Ward

Shawnee, KS, USA


Last updated December 19, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

Overcoming my fears, and doing what I once thought was impossible.

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Throughout the years I, one of the best things I have learned is to think as person not smart would think. If you think you are smart, you are too afraid to look stupid. From the way I see it, the quickest way to get better at something is to focus on one thing to get better at, see how multiple people better than you do it, make mistakes, and then have other people review your mistakes to see if there are other areas that you missed. When trying to learn, the smart people tend to be too afraid to make mistakes, let alone ask people how to review them. On the other hand, the people who don't think they are smart are not afraid to make mistakes as they know they won't do it perfect on the first try. They also know how to ask for help, as they don't think they can learn on their own. One of the best thing to be spewed out of someone's mouth is this: "treat motivation like a limited resource" - someone. I learned this first hand when I tried to learn how to draw. I drew everyday; even when I didn't want to. Gradually, as the days went by, my motivation to draw dropped and dropped, until I realized that through the past couple of days I never wanted to draw, so I stopped. Now, I program in my free time. I have been programming for the past six months applying all of my knowledge about learning efficiently. I learn how to program better nearly everyday, and I love it.

Interesting Factoid

First time I tried out for KMEA with a bass clarinet my senior year I got first seat in districts; I then proceeded to get first seat in state.


Languages

English

Countries Visited

Map View

Italy
Mexico
Canada

What I Do  

Professional Interests

Programming

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Equality
Climate Change

Favorites  

Hobbies

Hiking
Making Video Games
Coding
Video Games
Music

Food & Drinks

Steamed Dumplings
Fried Rice

Games

Hollow Knight
Rain World
Celeste
A Hat in Time
Cuphead
Dark Souls
Terraria
Minecraft

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Classical
Jazz

Christopher Larkin
Lena Raine
Gustav Holst

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Esports

Damwon Gaming
Cloud9
Team Liquid
Top Esports

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

The Shawshank Redemption

Made in Abyss
Seven

Morgan Freeman

Brands

Amazon
League of Legends
Google
Valve
Spotify
YouTube

Education  

School

Shawnee Mission Northwest

Aug 2015 - May 2019

Clubs and Communities

Band

Aug 2011 - Present

Academic Interests

Computer Science

Extracurricular Activities

Soccer
Hiking