My 2.5 months internship was focused on developing a mobile app, which I have found useful in getting insights through the development and maintenance process of it. I have had the opportunity to develop my ability in learning a new programming language, Python.
On top of acquiring new skills, I also had the opportunity to further my skills in guideline writing, which I discovered to be crucial. As an Information Engineering student, the experience of reading a guideline is countless. Writing, on the other hand, is a completely new experience for me. The main objective of the guideline is to help others, even someone who does not understand Python, to be able to take over my job. Guideline writing is an important skill for programmers, especially for codes that do not require frequent updates. To make the program more readable, programmers usually will add a footnote near some function or code. Guidelines will help other programmers or even later yourself to understand the code in a short period of time. My skills in writing detailed and comprehensible guidelines has definitely improved after this experience.
Buds Never Stop is the first technology company in my career. As part of the team, I participated in building up a database for their crowdsourcing app, BudsPhoto, which provided me an even more diverse experience in app development. Due to the start-up nature of the company, I also had hands on experience in visualization of data patterns and correlations, designing and engineering of app features. On the data science front, I also assisted with analysis and optimization of the neural network models, which broadened my exposure in the technology space.
Buds Never Stop is a young company, with flexible style of working, offering a work-hard-play-hard experience. The company organizes social events such as movie night, from time to time additional to gaming lunch, breakfast sharing etc. The company is full of vitality which I enjoyed.
Overall, I am satisfied with my internship in Buds Never Stop. It helped me broaden my horizons in the technology industry and increased my ability of problem-solving and written communications. I will definitely recommend this internship program to my friends and peers.