As a senior, Math major and Computer Science minor from Shanghai, China, my career interest is Big Data and data analytics, and I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to intern at Tresata this past summer.
Because I am interested in using data analytics to unveil the hidden layers of pattern in data, Tresata was a great fit for me as a big data software intelligence company. Tresata believes that “data” is the theme of the next “industrial revolution” and aims to use data analytics to automate complex business problems.
The summer was rewarding because I was in a great position working with passion, but also challenging because this was my first professional experience in the field of data analytics. There was a lot to learn and quickly adjust to, such as the internal technologies and new programming languages. Moreover, after one and a half weeks of training, we (the interns) were then each given a project and related data; it was not easy for us rookies to approach those problems and massive datasets at first – my dataset was over 90G!
Fortunately, we had more than enough resources to help us succeed: everyone else at Tresata. We spent countless hours through discussion, mentoring, giving feedback and helping each other; it was truly a great working environment because everyone was a mentor and a friend at the same time. We enjoyed intellectual conversations on technical insights as well as discussions about one another’s personal life. Every month, the company sponsored a mandatory “Fun Event”: we went to attend a Knights baseball game in June and went bowling in July. Time flew by as we went from the clueless interns to seemingly experienced professionals, standing in front of everyone to present our projects in the last week.
Tresata has helped me get my first hands-on experience in the field of data analytics and also strengthened my pursuit of Big Data. Love your work and love who you work with!
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Xudong “Brandon” Liang is a senior, Math major and Computer Science from Shanghai, China. He will join Tresata in the beginning of February in 2017.