Hi guys, this is Aman after a long time. I had been occupied with my summer internship and so, I couldn't really find time to write. Got a break today, so I thought it would be a good idea to share my internship experience so far.
I am sure many of you are unaware of the term "internship" (at least, I remember I didn't know what that meant until my first year of college). An internship is like a summer training. It lasts for around 10-12 weeks. In an internship, you work with a company (company internship) or a professor (research internship). Company internships are useful to learn about the industry. In software engineering internships, you can really learn a lot - how companies work, how large code bases are maintained, etc. In research internships, you get to know how research happens at top universities. Both have pros and cons and often people do a research internship at the end of second year and a company internship at the end of third year. Last year, I did my research internship at TU Braunschweig, Germany (you can read about it here).
I am presently interning at a startup named as Rubrik. It is based in Palo Alto (California, USA). It is a cloud storage company. They develop data backup solutions and my task as an intern is to work on the design and development of large scale distributed systems. I am working closely with the filesystems team (lots of jargon? meh..). Being at a startup is way cooler than working at a top tech giant. There are hundreds like you at a top company, but at a startup, you have a major responsibility. Your presence/absence actually matters and company's growth definitely depends on you. Since the team is small, you actually get to know and meet even the top position holders of the company, which is great!
I am sure you are more interested in non technical stuff. So, here you go.
I visited a couple of places in my first month of internship. I went to Stanford (which is just 2 miles from my office). I also went to San Francisco, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Google office, etc.
|Bay Bridge, San Francisco|
|Biking across Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco|
|Baker Beach, SF|
|Baker beach, San Francisco|
|Bay Bridge at Night|
|Driving to Grand Canyon from Las Vegas|
|The famous Grand Canyon|
|109th floor! Las Vegas|
|New York Casino, Las Vegas|
Being in the US and enjoying with my friends is fun! All of us are from CSE IITB (class of 2017) and we have been wing-mates since 3 years! Its fun to hangout with old friends!