My internship at Greencopper

written by Marie March 20, 2017

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About me

As you may have read in the “About”, I’m a student at the École de Technologie Supérieure. The University offers engineering programs with the cooperative scheme. Students have 3 or 4 internships to do during the baccalaureate.

I want to use my internships to discover many aspects of software engineering to be able to make the most informed choice possible when will be the time for me to choose what I want to do in my career.

For my first one, a company caught my attention. They offered an internship in mobile apps for music festivals. Besides being an interesting and challenging field, the student would have the opportunity to develop applications for Android and iOS! In most companies, it’s one or the other but never both. So I loved the idea of working on both at the same time. I applied, and … I got the internship!

 

The company

Greencopper is a corporation founded by Gwenael Le Bodic in 2009. The organization was founded in France, but the founder moved to Montreal and had established neighborhoods Greencopper. Today it employs nearly 30 full-time staff.

Several large customers rely on mobile applications Greencopper: the Quebec Summer Festival, Francofolies de Montreal, Francofolies La Rochelle, Rock en Seine, and many others. The complete list of applications is available here.

 

Learning

During the four months, I learned a lot! I never developed an iOS app, or even open XCode my life. I had not either done python. For cons, I had small bases in Android (I visited consideration that these memories were non-existent, finally). I learned everything again. I had never used git either! Today, I made more than a dozen applications for iOS / Android, I’m doing well in Python, and I can do git commands in the terminal without even thinking (almost)! It was a very beneficial internship for me since I developed several new skills! I played baby foot with my coworkers too and had a lot of fun! I miss playing.

 

My achievements (Android + iOS)

  1. Le Bikini / In Bikini Dura Rock
  2. Rock en Seine 
  3. Les Francofolies La Rochelle (the one I’m the proudest of!)
  4. Festival International de Piano La Roque d’Anthéron
  5. Where the Wild Things Are
  6. Download Festival
  7. The Governors Ball NYC Festival
  8. Wireless Festival
  9. Nuits Sonores
  10. Mutek Montréal
  11. Printemps de Bourges (participated)
  12. Ottawa Blues Festival 
  13. The Great Escape

 

Conclusion

This internship allowed me to learn a lot about my personality and what I’m capable of. I realized that my strengths are my speed of learning, my thoroughness and my desire to meet all the challenges that stand before me.

I am very grateful to Greencopper for believing in me and giving me involved even though I had no knowledge in mobile apps development on my first day!

4 comments

Ria March 20, 2017 - 6:03 pm

Hey! I’m so happy for you! That’s a fantastic internship! I’m doing an intern now, it is my first ever job so I appreciate the opportunity a lot. But to be honest I can’t learn much from the job. But it’s been only one and a half month and I have another 4.5 months to go. Hope things will get better and more interesting later on.
And because I can’t learn much from the job, I’m trying my best to build some new skills myself. I started learning HTML and CSS a few days ago and I started to learn about git and GitHub today. Any recommendations on git/github tutorials? Also, I’m going to my first hackathon next month, really want to read about your hackathon experience (maybe you’ve already posted some blogs on this topic? I’ll check it out later)

Anyway, your internship sounds so perfect! You are lucky! And the luck is earned by yourself!

Keep on being amazing!

Ria (aka “a girl student” from about a week ago 🙂 )

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Marie April 5, 2017 - 1:20 pm

Thank you so much :). What is your internship?! 🙂 I hope it has improved a little since you wrote that comment! I’m sorry it took me so much time to reply, I really appreciate your comments.

I do recommend looking at git command line tutorials. I think it’s really powerful and I like to use command lines instead of SourceTree of other softwares like that. Which of course is easier on Mac or Linux.

Feel free to write to me at marie@girlknowstech.com if you want to talk a bit more!

Marie

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Gillian March 26, 2017 - 4:07 am

This sounds like a great internship! I’m so jealous of your coding skill, too 🙂

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Marie March 27, 2017 - 9:44 pm

It really was! You’ll get there, Gillian! Thank you for your comment 🙂

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