Yesterday marked the end of my first 4 weeks as an intern working on OpenStack. I have merged code for 1 feature and 2 bug fixes. I also wrote code that I abandoned which was necessary to close a bug. It may not sound like much but I am pretty happy with what I have accomplished.
I would like to thank my mentor, Iccha Sethi, for helping me so much by requiring my status updates, helping me set deadlines, encouraging me to reach out to others and challenging me to learn new skills. Thank you, Iccha. I also want to thank the other interns Laura Alves and Victoria Martínez de la Cruz for being so wonderful to work with and so supportive as I learn these new skills. Laura’s mentor Anne Gentle and Vicky’s mentor Julie Pichon are wonderfully helpful to all of us, thank you to them. We also have some mentors-at-large in the form of Mark McLoughlin, Russell Bryant and Brian Waldon, thank you to you. We all learn so much every time you explain the nuance of a situation, which we couldn’t get from a manual.
If you, as reader of this blog post, feel like joining in supporting our learning, you too are welcome to join us in #openstack-opw on the freenode server.
Thanks for supporting this GNOME OPW intern,