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!
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.
But the more time I spent programming, the more I realized how much room there was for creativity. That’s what drove me to try to combine my two interests by working with visual technologies. So, I came across Hacker Fellows and Saganworks at just the right time in my life.
If there’s anything to bear in mind as you approach the world and perceive others, it’s to remember that you can do both! You can do things that are seemingly at odds with your identity and have a multiplicity of valuable skills. Someday, I hope that this incongruence will be celebrated...but until then let's shotgun some Tecates and talk about non-deterministic polynomial-time hardness!
This opportunity that I’ve gotten through Hacker Fellows led me to change my opinions about the startup culture in Michigan. I’ve met some great people and I’m working at a great company. I’m looking forward to the next couple of months and am excited for the opportunities that I will have.
We are now beginning to turn designs into a reality and I can already tell I’m going to be learning a ton from this experience. There’s a lot I didn’t know previously about production level code that will be invaluable for future jobs and personal projects. Especially if I ever want to create my own startup!
We would call Wayne State University’s campus home and Invest Detroit Ventures’ office space our workplace for the coming week, but so much more was in store for the seven days ahead than I ever could have imagined…It is these moments I would like to write about!
Though I game occasionally, I’m not a huge gamer so I started to look at the other small, but active communities on there and found the Programming group. I’ve always been someone that likes to listen to tech talks while also working/programming (I know, nerd alert) so I decided to give it a chance and oh boy, was it rough.
So much has happened over the course of the last ten months. When I first started coming into the office, we were in the midst of a name change from Notion AI to Trove AI to, finally, Trove. Our central product has gone through three major iterations and countless minor iterations.
Everything I’ve just talked about I could have done in Texas, except for that Michigan quality beer. But even then, it would have been completely different. My first photography pictures wouldn’t have been of the Heidelberg project. I wouldn’t have gotten to get my first bike and ride it around Belle Isle.