Welcome to Grégoire – Our 2017 Summer Intern

News Staff Interviews

This summer we are happy to welcome Grégoire Linot, as our 2017 Computer Science summer intern.

Our Summer intern, GregGrégoire is a student at INSA Rennes in France, where he is studying Computer Science, with a particular interest in hyperscale systems. We distracted Greg from his summer project here at interconnect/it for ten minutes, for a quick question and answer session.

Firstly, Greg, it’s great to have you here as part of the team this summer. How did you find out about interconnect/it and what attracted you to the company?

It’s great to be here! I was looking for a summer internship and found interconnect/it through my school network. It turns out a fellow student from INSA Rennes interned here last summer.

What I like about interconnect/it is that it’s a small team where everyone knows each other. In addition to this, one of my goals is to improve my English as much as I can and doing an internship in Liverpool gives me a golden opportunity to do this.

So you are currently studying Computer Science, what do you find most enjoyable about the course?

What I find really enjoyable about the Computer Science course, is that I can apply what I have learned very easily – with just a computer I can start building things right away.

What project are you working on with us this summer?

I am working on a cross platform news application. The application will fetch data from Standfirst and display it.

And what do you hope to take away from this experience?

What I really like is that I’m working on a real project, with work tracking tools and source control software. I also have to communicate with the team, so I can really see how everything works internally.

In addition to this, I’m working with Xamarin as a development platform for the application which is new to me, so I am looking forward to learning a lot about it.

That’s great to hear. If you could use just one word to describe your experience of interning at interconnect/it, what would it be?

Motivating!

And finally, before we let you get back to your work, what are your future career ambitions?

I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do yet, but I am currently really interested in security and artificial intelligence, so I hope to find a job that combines those two areas.

Mim McNeela

Mim McNeela

Mim is a member of our management team. As well as working on internal and client projects, she also coordinates our marketing, copywriting and keeps our site up to date. In her free time you'll find Mim working out at the gym, cycling along the coast, creative writing, and learning about photography and design.