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June 2010

Second Week at B-Stock Solutions

As promised, here’s a second post to catch up on everything that’s gone on. I’ll start by going into a little more detail about my placement, B-Stock Solutions. B-Stock helps large Fortune 1000 manufacturers and retailers liquidate their excess inventories through a private, branded online marketplace. Normally when someone like Walmart …

Cloud.app

It’s my third week here in San Francisco. I finally feel like I’ve hit a stride between my work life and social life. I can finally get off work at 6 and not feel completely dead. It’s great to not feel dead after work. San Francisco has been an interesting …

Week 3: Change in life and in business

Hey gang, This week was exciting to say the least. Connor Hood, Ali Shah, and myself went to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco’s double feature on Wednesday night. The first talk was Michael Arrington from TechCrunch interviewing David Kirkpatrick, the author of the hyped new book “The Facebook Effect”, …

To MBA or Not to MBA?

Can I just say, one of my favorite things about Silicon Valley is the vibe. I get a lot out of the atmosphere in Mountain View–it’s practically electric. The place is bubbling to the brim with ideas and activity. Sit down in Red Rock Coffee (by now a frequent haunt …

Never doubt it before you try it!

As a software engineering intern at Spectrum Bridge, my main responsibilities include fixing bugs in existing code, documenting existing code, and writing new code. With everyone in my team having an average of ten years experience in programming language used by the company, and my lengthy experience of less than one month, …

Cloudy with a chance of SaaS

Hello everyone, I’ve finally made it out to the Left Coast, so no more “London Blogging” for me. I’ve only moved in and started working for a few days, so I’m still making some adjustments. For one, my circadian clock is still in off the coast of Newfoundland somewhere, and …

USA! Week 3!

Wow! Third week working at Inventables in Chicago! Things seem like they are moving at a mile a minute. First I must congratulate USA on a great World Cup! The last ten minutes of the Algeria game was absolutely sensational. Just amazing! Of course the game against Ghana yesterday was …

The woes of the World Cup

This past week I have been watching along with the rest of the world as the U.S. soccer team competed against Algeria and Ghana in the World Cup.  It was exhilarating to see Landon Donavan lead the team to glory as he scored in the last two minutes of the …

Chapter 3: Old School vs. New School

The highlight of this week was GigaOM’s Structure 2010 conference on the future of cloud computing. Cloud computing is quite a hip and happening thing in the tech world; it flips the paradigm of how companies access and manage their resources on its head.  Rather than storing information on a local …

You are an Engineer? You are Hired

Hello readers! I can’t believe it has been 3 weeks already. I mean, I am almost half way through this internship experience.  I feel like my life is an action movie on fast forward.  It is incredible! I am starting to develop a daily routine and getting into the rhythm …