Name: Tanvi Kumar
Alma-Mater: NIT Trichy
Hobbies: Playing Keyboard, Dancing
Areas of Interest: Algorithms, Scripting
Internship Period: 2 Months
John: Hey Tanvi, How are you doing? First off, tell everyone a little about yourself.
Tanvi: Hey John, I’m good. Hi everyone! I’m currently a third year student at NIT Trichy. Coding is one of the only few things I can do for hours on end, other things being playing the keyboard and dancing. I’ve developed a passion for open source software lately.
John: Tell us something about your expectations coming to WeCP for an internship?
Tanvi: I was extremely happy when I got an internship at WeCP. Prior to this internship, most of my work had been in front end development and I wanted to be able to contribute to WeCP on other fronts to expand my knowledge. It made me really happy when I found out that I’d be doing full stack development on the first day!
John: So can you tell us about your experience while working here at WeCP?
Tanvi: The two months I spent at WeCP were by far the best two months of my life. Not only was I very happy with the type of work I got to there, I saw myself learn a lot and grow as a developer. Bangalore is an incredible city and the team at WeCP is so friendly. Good work, good conversations, personal growth, great company and an incredible environment, what more could one ask for.
John: WeCP gives you complete ownership of the tasks that are assigned to you. Which task that you owned at WeCP was your favorite?
Tanvi: Making run time optimisations for a particular product was my favourite bit. I was able to bring down the run time of a particular task from about 27 seconds to 3-4 seconds, it was truly fulfilling!
John: In the hindsight, is there anything you would have done differently during your stay at WeCP with respect to the work that you did?
Tanvi: I would’ve liked to create more problems in my free time at WeCP even though that wasn’t the given task at hand. The other interns at WeCP were all doing very interesting things, after seeing their final presentations, I felt that I could’ve looked into their work during the internship as well, just to have learnt some more!
John: What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the near future?
Tanvi: I am currently trying to learn more about algorithmic coding. I plan on contributing to open source in my free time in the future.
John: What are your plans for the future?
Tanvi: The dream is to make an impact in this world with my software. I also plan on doing what I can to help increase diversity in the software industry.
John: What were your takeaways from this internship?
Tanvi: Perhaps the most important thing I learnt is that, in depth knowledge of even something small will help you more than surface knowledge or a couple of things. It really helps to spend 10-15 minutes learning about something new you come across while debugging code or trying to find a solution to a problem. Aside from all this, I think I was learning something new everyday from the people around me.
John: Can you recall your most memorable moment here at WeCP?
Tanvi: It is really difficult for me to think of a single moment. I’ve mentioned before that I really liked the work so, I’ll use this as a chance to talk about all the other things. All the late night dinners, Bojack Horseman talks, ice creams, and momo’s and the laughs we shared across the room every few hours, I hope to never forget them!
John: Any message that you will like to give to our readers?
Tanvi: The internship experience at WeCP is absolutely incredible. People say that working in a start up can be really hectic and often not as rewarding as it sounds, maybe that is the case for some, but surely not here. The people here are extremely professional but also very friendly. If you get a chance to be a part of this team make the best use of it, it’ll be the time of your life!
John: Thank you so much Tanvi. WeCP wishes you all the success in your future endeavors.
Tanvi: Thanks a lot, John!