Recapping Our 2022 Summer Engineering Internship Program

As summer officially comes to an end, we’d like to take a look back on this year’s summer (virtual) engineering internships, which wrapped up last month. This year, we had two college interns participate in the program, Richard G. and Tyler C. We sat down with them to learn more more about their experiences and their time with Datalogics. Here’s what they had to say:

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What was your favorite part of interning for a software company?

Richard:

I really enjoyed working with likeminded individuals, and learning the development workflow. The challenges presented were difficult, but I felt very accomplished when solving them.

Tyler:

My favorite part of interning for a software company is having a flexible work time and workflow. At first, I was worried about not being able to give 100% when working remotely, however, the working system we have in Datalogics is well designed. We have various communication apps to exchange thoughts efficiently and we also have tools to keep track of our tasks and who is responsible for them. I believe technology will become even more impactful to humans, and being able to work in a software company makes me feel accomplished knowing I participated in developing various products.

What kind of projects did you work on?

Richard:

Our project was a PDF viewer web application. We allow the user to upload a PDF document to view, zoom, and navigate it pages, as well as, adding functionality to delete pages and download the processed document.

Tyler:

We created a web application called “PDF Viewer”. In the application, a user can upload, view, and navigate a PDF. The user can also delete pages and download the processed version of the PDF, and we gave the option to the user to restore back to the original PDF if they want.

What are some of the main takeaways/learnings from your time here?

Richard:

One of my biggest takeaways from my time here is learning both back-end and front-end software development and how each piece interacts with one another, as well as, how each of the different programming languages communicate with one another.

Tyler:

The most important lesson I’ve learn here is to always seek help when you are stuck. In computer science, it is normal to be stuck on a challenge that you might be not sure how to solve it. From this experience, I learned that it is ok to ask help when you don’t know the answer. This could be range from Googling to actually ask your senior developers for help. I think this company did a great job on creating a friendly environment for people to ask for help. In conclusion, I learned not to be afraid to seek help when facing a technical challenge, because eventually you will be able to solve it if you are willing to seek help.

 What are some goals for your future career?

Richard:

A goal from my future career is to continue to challenge myself and learn new things. I have enjoyed creating and working with new technology and hope to continue this in my future careers.

 Tyler:

One of my future goals for my career is I want myself to become a person that will constantly learn and adapt. I know that the knowledge of computer science and tools I know now will possibly be outdated in the future. I want to be a consistent learner and be willing to try out everything. More importantly, I want to stay passionate in the field, because I don’t believe I can perform my best when I’m not passionate about what I’m doing.

Anything else you’d like to share about your internship experience?

Richard:

I would like to share that everyone on the Cloud Innovation Team, as well as other departments, was very helpful and friendly. I think the work culture here is amazing, inclusive, and very welcoming.

Tyler:

I think the thing I appreciate the most about this internship is the people. Our manager for the internship genuinely cares about us and wants us to learn as much as possible from this experience. Also, when we ask questions to the cloud team, they are always responsive, helpful, and want us to succeed. I believe the company is very vital and alive, and the people in it try to help each other out with genuine intent. I think a company with these qualities is very rare out there, and I’m thankful to the people here and being able to have the opportunity to work here.

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We’d like to thank Richard and Tyler for their time and thoughtful responses! Congrats to our Internship Manager, Sahara Yousef, and the Engineering team at Datalogics for another successful internship program this year!

Richard, Tyler, and Sahara at our summer picnic at Top Golf

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