My internship at LiveRamp has been an awesome opportunity for me to gain new skills in different languages, learn about big data technologies, and get a better grasp of how the technology and business sides at companies work together. I’ve been working on projects related to the online workflow, where the datasets are built and made ready for delivery. The system looked super complicated at first sight, but the learning process has been quite fun and rewarding, and also my mentor is nice and helpful. By writing code that actually goes to production, I was able to learn how to make good design decisions and produce maintainable code. Moreover, as interns, we are given the freedom to dive in the different parts of the system and find the projects we are most interested in. I am normally doing back-end stuff, but also involved in two front-end projects during Hackweek, and it’s just really nice to get exposed to both.
Nevertheless, San Francisco was an awesome city to live and work. Not only does LiveRamp arrange a variety of exciting events for both interns and full-time employees (sports, camping, room escape game, bonfire…), but I’ve also been having lots of fun exploring the city and the Bay Area with my friends. There are numerous good restaurants and fun places to go in the city, festivals, meetups and tech talks happening everyday, and several national parks are nearby.
Interning at LiveRamp is awesome. (Just go ahead and apply ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ )
Meng Du, Intern Summer 2015
Computer Science & Psychology, University of Michigan