The Intern Diaries

Our favorite time of year is upon us. It’s summertime, and that means kayaking down the Charles, BBQ’s in the parking lot, and best of all summer interns. We’re handing over the blogging reins to this talented crew. Each week follow along as they give you an inside look at SoftArtisans and Riparian Data, life as an intern at a start up, and any other random musings that pop into their heads.

(from left to right: Josh, Grace, Ingrid, Julian, Shane)

The questions:
1. Where do you go to school?
2. What do you study?
3. Give us a unique/random fact of your choosing.

The answers:
  1. Stanford University
  2. I’m still deciding on a major, but I know for sure I’m really excited about Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, and also possibly Bioengineering.
  3. I like performing in circus shows. My favorite trick is juggling torches, while balancing on a rolling globe and reciting 100 digits of pi.
  1. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
  2. Computer Science
  3. One of my hobbies is that I maintain a tropical fish aquarium with live plants.
  1. I attend Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA.
  2. Since I just completed my freshman year, I haven’t really decided what I want to major in, though I’m pretty sure that it will involve Computer Science and perhaps some Design.
  3. I spilled glowing goo on my laptop senior year during a chemistry class. It was really embarrassing AND it was filmed so I got to relive it over and over…
  1. I attend Franklin W Olin College of Engineering.
  2. I am studying how to learn, with an emphasis on Computer Science and Design.
  3. My favorite designer is Bret Victor. If you haven’t, you should watch Inventing on Principle, a fabulous talk about having a powerful ideal motivating your work.
  1. Olin College of Engineering
  2. I haven’t declared but I am considering either Electrical and Computer Engineering or Engineering with Computing or Robotics… or maybe Systems, but definitely not BioEngineering (probably).
  3. For my entire life, I have written the capitol Q incorrectly. Instead of putting the dash in the bottom right side of the circle, I put it in the top left. No one ever told me I was doing it wrong until college. Don’t ask me how, but I believe that it all started because Quailman (yes, from Doug) wore that belt on his head.

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