Summer In Seatle, Part 2!

rob Viterbi Summer 0 Comments

Hope everyone is having a great summer! I know I am!  In the past month interning at Microsoft, I’ve had tons of fun outings and this is shaping up to be my best summer yet.

Luckily, Seattle is pretty close to home (about a 2 hour flight), so I jetted home to spend the 4th of July with friends and family. It was great being back in sunny Southern California, if only for a little- but since I’ve returned, the weather up here has been pretty great here as well!

I’ve learned a ton at my internship, including the intricacies of developing software for Windows, how antiviruses work, the back-and-forth in the cyber security world, and much more.  I’ve learned how to develop quality software and present designs to teams, and I’m excited to go back to college a better engineer than ever.

Windows Defender, the default antivirus in Windows 8, is one of the handful of products I work on at Microsoft

Windows Defender, the default antivirus in Windows 8, is one of the handful of products I work on at Microsoft

But the past month has not all been work, not by a long shot.  There is a ton to do as a Microsoft intern outside of work hours.  I’ve been to an intern-only talk given by the head of Microsoft Studios (which develops games for Xbox) and got some awesome insights into the design decisions by the Xbox One.  Next week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will give a talk to an intern only crowd.  Tomorrow, I’m heading out to Mt. Rainier for a Microsoft-sponsored hike (Mt. Rainier is a beautiful site, by the way, and I can’t wait to see it).  Next week we’ll have what is called the “intern signature event”- a crazy intern-only event thrown every year surrounded by secrecy until the moment you arrive! I cannot wait- but, I have to get through the work day first.

I've been on other hikes this summer... here we are taking in our surroundings

I’ve been on other hikes this summer… here we are taking in our surroundings

Can’t believe the summer is almost half gone! We just all have to enjoy it while it’s still here, I guess.  On that note, I’ll let you guys know how Mt. Rainier is tomorrow. See ya!

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