I was assigned a task to write a script that analyses the organization’s data and generates a meaningful report, and also sends the report to the stakeholders via email.
What were your key roles & responsibilities, and how did you work towards achieving them?
I worked with the data science team and also worked on the front-end and backend. I started with writing the analysis script, then moved on to working on a website in order to handle the output of the script and generate the email. Upon completing this, I worked on writing unit tests.
Among your many tasks, what is the one that you liked working on the most?
I liked working on the front-end the most as it was challenging since it was my first time working on a huge codebase which gave me a lot of insights into how the system as a whole works.
What was the biggest challenge you came across, and how did you overcome it?
It was to complete my analysis script. It involved a lot of API calls which was slow initially; I had to use multithreading to make the process more efficient.
What new skillsets and/or knowledge did you gain during your time with ANB?
Firstly, I learned VueJS after working on the front-end. Had a better understanding of API’s and Multithreading. Secondly, understand how a project is managed, from raising a ticket to planning the next sprint.
What do you feel are the highlights of working at a ‘smaller’ tech company?
I was working with the Data Science team, but in the process, I also worked on the front-end, backend, testing, and a lot more. We had code review sessions where we discussed one another’s code, and everybody participated. I got to do my main assigned work and also a little bit of everything, which was the main highlight and also an advantage.
What are the key takeaways from your exposure to the energy efficiency industry?
There is so much potential and endless opportunities in this field.
How did you find our company culture and the support you received from your colleagues?
The work culture was great. I had very helpful mentors who were a constant support. We had great fun in the office apart from work. Fun-Fridays uplifted everyone after a hard week of work.
How much did the internship match your expectations?
The internship was beyond expectations since I picked up more skills than I thought I would and made wonderful friends.
How much do you feel your internship will help you in your career going forward?
It’ll definitely help me go a long way in my career and open up more career paths for me.