I am currently a senior majoring in Computer Science at Virginia Tech planning to graduate in the Fall of 2015. My interests lie in iOS development, human-computer interaction, and virtual reality.
Currently, I am interning at Appian Corporation located in Reston, Virginia. I am working on adding three new features to the iOS platform of the product. The internship thus far has been both an exciting and educational experience. Perhaps what I enjoy the most is the company's culture. Although Appian is considered a rapidly growing, medium sized company, they have done exceptionally well in preserving the company culture. I have since learned that the people as well as the environment contribute highly towards the success of a product.
Prior to my current internship, I have interned at IBM for two years. The first of these two positions was a co-op in the Greater Boston area, where I worked as a front-end developer intern. I was a part of the run team, which served as the first line of defense for fixing defects and providing enhancements for the product. The latter was a summer internship in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (RTP) Triangle area in North Carolina. The Extreme Blue program is the premier internship program at IBM, in which interns work in groups of four to create new technologies. I had the priviledge to work alongside an MBA, a UX designer, and another software developer intern to create Blueprint - a set of reusable front-end components for iOS devices. Working on this project has immersed me with the various aspects involved in creating a product, ranging from creating a compelling business use case to the development of the product itself.
During my free time I enjoy weightlifting and playing tennis, Heroes of Newerth, and Settlers of Catan!