The summer months are upon us and that means it’s time for Backblaze to get a whole new set of interns! The first one to join us is Katherine! She’s a JRPG playing Swarthmore Phoenix that’s joining our engineering team to help on some back-end projects they’ve been working on. Let’s get to know her a bit better shall we?
What is your Backblaze Title?
Where are you originally from?
What attracted you to Backblaze?
After taking introductory CS classes at school, I was really interested in the field of computer engineering-specifically software engineering! So I wanted to get a feel for what it’s like to work in the field, and learn some applicable skills.
What do you expect to learn while being at Backblaze?
I hope to learn about web development, as well as ways to make my code run more efficiently.
Where else have you worked?
My longest stint was as a math tutor. I gave up when I had to teach times tables.
Where did you go to school?
I’m going to Swarthmore College. It’s a small liberal arts school in Pennsylvania.
Favorite place you’ve traveled?
Istanbul! The weather was amazing, the city was beautiful (both the old and new areas of the city), I could go on about it for a while! [Editor’s note: Instabul is great!]
I really like playing JRPGs! I’m a big fan of Atlus games in general.
Of what achievement are you most proud?
I once ate five rice puddings in one sitting to procrastinate doing my homework. It was pretty incredible, if I may say so myself.
It used to be rice pudding.
We feel you on that rice pudding, and we’re sorry that you burned out on it! Seriously though, 5 rice puddings in a single sitting is pretty darn impressive. We’re lucky to have you aboard!