Earlier this month, the Zerion Software team welcomed our summer intern, Srijan Karan, who comes to us from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
This fall, Srijan will join the Virginia Commonwealth University community as a college freshman where he intends on majoring in computer science with a focus on cybersecurity. Throughout high school, Srijan took multiple coding classes including courses on accelerated computer science, artificial intelligence, and parallel computing.
During his senior year of high school, Srijan learned about mobile and web apps and focused his senior project on developing an app for the Google Glass. The app he developed was able to take pictures of presentation or documents using Google Glass and format the information into text. During the end of the school year, one of his high school teachers posted information about the Zerion Software hackathon so Srijan and a few of his friends registered for the event.
Over the weekend-long hackathon, Srijan's team created a system that counts cars as they pass through tolls and sends the information to the Zerion platform. Now, as an official intern, Srijan is using the new Zerion API to build an application that allows users to view the collected Zerion data on their mobile device.
With this being his first time working in a professional office setting, Srijan is enjoying the opportunity to apply his knowledge to real-life experiences and the challenge of working with tools and applications that are new to him. In addition to learning new tools, Srijan has found it to be a smooth transition from school-to-office and enjoys working with the Zerion team.
His advice to rising high school seniors or those looking for internships? "Try to find as many opportunities as you can. Even if you don't think you're good at it, keep going because you never know who's looking. It's good to be able to apply knowledge to real-life experiences. Put yourself out there."