The Corporate Plunge (Startup Stories 18.02)

In early May of 2018, I received an email from Hacker Fellows stating that a space became available for their fellowship program and it would be available to me if I accepted. I was elated. I couldn’t believe that I could have the opportunity to be a part of such a generous and growth-oriented program. That elation lasted for about two days, and then the nerves set in. Then, when I was packing to move to Detroit for 5-weeks to train with the 14 other fellows, the nerves REALLY set in!

Autonomic and the Hacker Fellows Program: Working Together to Drive Innovation, Support Up-and-Coming Talent and Build a Network

As Autonomic is a company that is building the first open cloud-based mobility platform to create a more efficient and sustainable transportation network in the Motor City, partnering with the Hacker Fellows program was a no-brainer. Together we are building a network of startups, students, and recent graduates all working together to better our local entrepreneurial community.

The 2018 Bootcamp Experience (Startup Stories 18.01)

In early May of 2018, I received an email from Hacker Fellows stating that a space became available for their fellowship program and it would be available to me if I accepted. I was elated. I couldn’t believe that I could have the opportunity to be a part of such a generous and growth-oriented program. That elation lasted for about two days, and then the nerves set in. Then, when I was packing to move to Detroit for 5-weeks to train with the 14 other fellows, the nerves REALLY set in!

Peerstachio's DTX Launch Detroit Journey

From the beginning of the DTX Launch Detroit program at TechTown I was ready to learn more about building a startup and learning what it actually takes to start one. Peerstachio was the startup that my cofounder, Scarlett and I build while in DTX — a platform that helps improve students' grades by connecting underclassmen with trusted upperclassmen, getting them the academic help they need in a responsive way. Long story short ... We won the grand prize at DTX Launch Detroit of $10,000 for Peerstachio!

Caught Up in the Company Culture (Intern Files #020)

Whoops … Before I knew it, I spent a few pay checks on sneakers and designer streetwear items from our company’s website. &%*$!!!! Financial missteps aside, I feel extremely lucky to have worked for StockX, and soon … my summer project is getting deployed into production!

Live n' Learn (Intern Files #017)

When I'm finished, every integration test will include a performance report on various metrics of our system. We have to keep our stack running at light speed! Another great thing about working for a startup is that there is no excessive management overhead. I absolutely love this. More time coding, and less time in meetings! 

Skillin' It (Intern Files #016)

With that being said, I couldn’t have gotten this internship opportunity without Hacker Fellows, and for that I will be forever grateful. The whole Hacker Fellows experience has exceeded my expectations, from the first week of the bootcamp up until now.