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Posted by Will Long | about 4 years ago

Today is my last day as intern at Pearson’s New York Office on the Innovation Partnerships and Developer Relations team. It’s been an intense 7 weeks of writing, coding, and travel. In just a few days I head back to university. I’m excited for the upcoming semester, but I’m going to miss working here.   Because of what has been happening across the company, this experience has defeated my expectations. The merging API platforms added on a layer of complexity that simultaneously made the job harder, but also more exciting. I was responsible for writing a lot of outward-facing and internal announcements, which was pretty neat.   One of the highlights of this summer was traveling to Boston for the LearnLaunch hackathon. Experiencing the people and the city independently for the first time was invigorating and inspiring. I hope I get to travel more like that in the future. I also enjoyed collaborating remotely on the web components project with Tristan. Part of what this team does is test out budding and emerging technologies by experimenting and releasing prototypes. It was great to be a part of one of the first open source prototypes released into the wild.   Additionally, I became attached to another project temporarily, under the banner of FutureTech. We spent some time doing primary research and combing research papers for useful information about student engagement. I had never been a part of that kind of project so having that kind of insight into the process was valuable.   Being a part of the weekly calls, treated as a full member of the team, and made responsible for my own work made the experience even better. Also being able to try newer technologies like the Oculus Rift didn’t hurt.   I’m glad to have had the opportunity to work with Anthony and everyone on Innovation Partnerships and Developer Relations. Thank you for letting me take part in this.   Thank you to everyone who read my blog. If you want to keep up with my doings after Pearson, you can subscribe to my blog http://ueliem.me/, or you can follow me on Twitter @willllong.

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