Building custom software used to programing projectors and acquiring sensor data is pretty neat. I didn't fall upon my experience at OPS-Solutions easily, it took serious persistence with my professional contacts and upmost value of my individuality. I am so thankful that I wore my calculator watch to Michigan Tech's job fair...
While running my own fashion startup, I decided to join Hacker Fellows Internship program to learn the inner workings of a growing tech startup. What makes a tech startup successful? How do you manage building software with multiple contributors? I wanted answers to these questions for my career trajectory. I'm now am realizing that this experience is positively affecting my company Ninety6.
I was driving around town with a car full of friends. We were all brainstorming possible internships. I thought, why not try and land an internship with StockX? Soon after that thought, I emailed their support team, asked if I can intern with them. About a week later, their CTO reached out...
Interning 9-5 InfoReady Corp., working on their UX/UI initiatives has already been a very nice summer experience. A few of the interns and myself wanted to make a point to take a step away from coding and get in shape. We created a workout Slack Channel! We call it ... not "Gymterns," "Gymfellows!" No gymtimidation here!
The honeymoon is over and 14 days of work at InfoReady Corp. down! To my surprise, my first week was planning for scale and my second week was sifting through mountains of Angular 2. This summer is building to be the season of working with a tech company full of mentorship and heavy hitting connections.
Prepping for my first day of work, I remember feeling both nervous and excited on Sunday night. Now that the first week of work is over, I can confidently say that working at Start Garden is an incredible opportunity for me to learn about the Smart City initiative and IoT. Grand Rapids will be the perfect place to live for the next eight weeks.
Before starting the bootcamp I was a little nervous about how things would go down. I would be living with basically 10 strangers in Detroit for a week. It was not like anything I had done before. Being able to learn: for free, without grades, for a solid week -- this experience made my broke college heart smile + it was like a giant sleep-over with a bunch of other computer science nerds.
Hacker Fellows was invited to attend Startup Weekend Grand Rapids. In hopes of the fellows breaking off into separate teams and working on multiple wild ideas, Team Dump was formed -- the AirBnb of Parking. Anyways, Team Dump hacked the weekend event and won SW GR 2017.
Jessica Wu, software developer for NewFoundry Group, 2016 Hacker Fellow and avid illustrator/inkster reflects on an epic month of October filled with ink, paper, introspection and art. Jessica participated in a 31 day movement called Inktober -- a drawing challenge where artists from around the world create a work of art a day and document their experiences. Take a look a some of Jessica's pieces and read her reflection.
Passage written by Tyler Pease, 2016 Hacker Fellow and software developer for BEET Analytics. Tyler explains why he joined Hacker Fellows and debugs the program by answering a few frequently asked questions.