August 10th, 2018
Well, the program has all finished, and it ended well! This last week has been hectic, but it’s been good.
In my department, we received some new routers from yet another company, Arista, which seem to have promise in running perfSONAR through Docker. This company seems to be leading the charge in the industry since they have native Docker support, so I look forward to working with these devices more, when I continue working part time later in the year.
There was a sort of symposium today, just like there was at the end of the program last year, where everyone was able to show off their projects with a poster board, and some interns gave talks about what they did. My cohort group gave a talk about our project which went quite well, and I explained my project details to many individuals who were interested. The whole thing went well, and the program administrators took us out to dinner afterwords, which was quite nice of them.
Overall I had a great experience across the program. I was able to build my networking and soft skills, built many new technical skills, and will be able to continue working during the year, just like last year. This time around I’ll be working for both my department and the cohort team, so I look forward to continue on both projects. Everything has been great, and I’m very glad to have had the experience again.