A Typical Summer Day in Seattle

Ellen Ellen, Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

I hope your summer is going well.  I’m just wrapping up my last week at my internship, so by this time, I pretty much have my summer routine down.  Here’s what a typical day this summer has been like for me:

  1. Breakfast  – While many software engineers don’t get into work until 10 or 11 am, I like to get an earlier start, so I usually wake up at 6:30 am.  I go downstairs and have breakfast looking out over Lake Washington.  Check out the views from the house I’ve been living at:
    The view of Lake Washington from the roof, where I like to eat breakfast.

    The view of Lake Washington from the roof, where I like to eat breakfast.

    You can also see a great view of Mount Rainier on a clear day.

    You can also see a great view of Mount Rainier on a clear day.

  2. Gym – After breakfast, I get all of my stuff together for work and head to the gym.  The building I work in has a gym on street level, which makes working out really convenient.  One of the ways I like to stay active during the school year is swimming at the PED pool, so I’ve been swimming this summer to stay in swimming shape!
  3. Work – Most of my coworkers come in late and leave late, but I prefer an earlier schedule, so I usually get to work by about 9 am.  I spend the morning responding to emails and code reviews from the day before.  At 11:30 am, my team has our daily stand-up meeting, where we each talk about what we accomplished the day before and plan to work on today.  This meeting is a good way to bring up issues that affect the team and get a general sense of what everyone is working on.  Afterwards, my teammates and I usually go get lunch at a food truck nearby.  Then, I usually spend the afternoons writing new code or attending meetings.
  4. Heading Home – I usually leave the office by 5:30 pm and head home to order takeout from one of Seattle’s hundreds of amazing restaurants.  Then, I usually spend the evening watching TV or playing video games with my roommates: dogs

 

That’s about it for a normal day for me.  Pretty soon, I’ll be back in my normal school routine on campus.  Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Author
Ellen

Ellen

Twitter

Computer Science and Physics, Class of 2017, Learn more on her profile here!

Meet Ellen

Want to learn more? Here's the best place to ask: