Attending Grace Hopper was all at once exciting, exhilarating and intimidating. When faced with really successful peers, you have two choices. You can cower in fear at their awesomeness, or you can learn by example. Grace Hopper gave me an awesome opportunity to learn by example. It also helped me to realize that I had been approaching my computer science education in the wrong way. I am aiming to become more of an innovator and less of a follower in both my classes, and my independent projects.