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We started the series talking to our interns to understand how it is like working at Springworks, their ambitions and their thoughts about technology.
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There are many reasons why getting an internship is a brilliant start to your career. Here we sit down with Venkatesh Rajendran and Quashid Mahboob, Software developer interns to get a flavor of what life is like as a Springworks’ intern.
Venkatesh joined us remotely in November 2020, while Quashid Mahboob onboarded in Feb 2021. Both of them worked as Software developer interns but on different projects.
Venkatesh belongs to Coimbatore, and has an undergraduate degree in computer science. In his free time, he likes to play cricket and other sports.
Quashid worked with another bootstrapped startup and did a bit of marketing, operations, and hiring. Pre pandemic he switched to doing a technical course and got placed in campus recruitment as a soft dev intern at Springworks. He has an undergraduate degree in computer science. He loves to try out new restaurants and visit new places. In his free time, he likes to play table tennis and foosball.
Venkatesh and Quashid have now joined us at Springworks as full-time software developers.
Let’s take a deep dive into their lives!
How was your time at SpringRole?
Venkatesh: It is great working with Springworks. Work from home is a great opportunity and therefore better work-life balance. I had a lot of learnings here from day 1. I was involved in a lot of projects. Peers and coworkers create a lot of work opportunities, therefore, giving us more knowledge.
Quashid: I loved working as an intern at Springworks. The main reason would be the kind of exposure I got as an intern. As an intern, the company believed me and I was given great opportunities which boosted my morale. Comparing myself to who I was six months ago I see exponential growth in my career and personality.
What all projects did you work on during your internship with Springworks?
Venkatesh: I worked on two projects. The first one was Plowz and mowz, a service provider app. I was handling the backend side of the project using Nodejs technology. Implemented premium gateways, statistical and analytical parts for the product.
The second project I am working on is called Vybo. I am the backend lead and we are building a decentralized secondary concerts ticket selling platform. I was very interested in Blockchain and got an opportunity to work on it.
Quashid: I worked on Nakamo during my internship. I was majorly involved in the frontend development of the project. I would hellp mapping the project on the backend side as well.
What are your views on remote work?
Venkatesh: Being a remote company you can work independently. At Springworks we believe in reducing meetings and spending more time documenting our work. This helps in practicing asynchronous communication and in turn, improves work-life balance.
We are given great perks that make remote work smoother. Most importantly there are a lot of HR activities here so whenever we feel exhausted or bored that’s a way to entertain ourselves and take a quick break from work.
Quashid: I like the current structure of remote work. I think remote work has given me the freedom to work my way. The HR team has made remote work so great that you do not feel that you are working from home. They conduct so many activities and games, which improves my interaction with my peers.
Why a Startup?
Venkatesh: I am a fresher and recently graduated from college, therefore do not have a lot of experience. In startups, the learning curve is great as I would be involved in all processes like planning and developing and I got to see the project being delivered. We work in small teams and therefore have more ownership of the product.
Quashid: I have only worked with startups so far. In my personal opinion, I believe that a startup gives you great learnings and exposure. I believe that startups don’t give a single domain learning experience but are multi-domain.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Venkatesh: I am passionate about software development. I would definitely see myself working as a software architect and aiming to lead a tech team.
Quashid: I love to learn things, so for the next five years I want to transpire my knowledge and start something of my own or be a part of a startup as a core team member.
Your biggest takeaway(s)?
Venkatesh: When I first joined, my seniors were super helpful and approachable. That is the culture of Springworks, I can reach out to anyone and they will help me out. After 1 year, I do the same – I am always there to help interns who have joined recently.
Quashid: Knowing how the real production system works and understanding the difference between coding in college versus coding in a company. Understanding the code from the user perspective is my biggest takeaway.
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