I really enjoyed working on the new smart suggester. Not only was the technical work interesting — Patricia, Saundra, and Nicole were excellent teammates who made every day fun. Pair programming was delightful, whether it was giving Patricia fruit or actually working together to solve a problem. During my internship, the application engineering interns worked closely with the platform-data and search teams to push our new data models through. I’ve learned a lot about polite and effective cross-team communication and collaboration.
I enjoyed that one time we all went to lunch together but then I split off and got lost in SOMA. Yep, that was fun.