Monday, August 24, 2015

The End of Summer

  I'm sad to say that the summer is goes to the end... yes, everyone knows that (or don't you?). But this means also that my internship in moVirt project is goes to the end too. And I'm really sad, that I can't continue working with this project. I'd love to list it as my full time job, but now I have to find something new and I'm eager to learn new technologies to work with.
  I'm happy that I chose moVirt among Outreachy projects. For the first time I thought that I can pretend only for some PHP project, maybe with JavaScript, because it was the most familiar for me at that moment. But I thought it could be the most boring thing, and I saw moVirt - Android project on Java. I also had Java experience but never in context of Android development. In fact I also had never touch real android phone or tablet. As later my mentor will say in sarcasm that this is good prerequisites for android development :) But I decided that I could learn Android development in one day.
Pic. 1. I know Android.

  Well, it was not really a one day, I've spent a half of week to read 101 basis and I've been learning new concepts of Android development in depth constantly through the whole internship. And this is the best part, when you can learn while work, and moVirt is complex project which doesn't ends on android, it also includes some technologies that I also learned, for example client-server pattern. REST API, database querying, etc. Also I have installed Linux for the first time, and now I'm not hating git :)

  Actually I may continue contributing to moVirt project after internship, because it's open-source project, and I have some plans, but it would be possible only as a volunteer. And thanks to Outreachy I think I have much more chance to find a new job that I want because of all that experience I gained during this summer.

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