My First Robotics Competition

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Over spring break I was helping out at a FIRST Robotics competition being hosted at my high school when I ran into my old chemistry teacher from 10th grade. After catching up some he mentioned that some of the students on the current Robotics team were doing an internship with a software company in Horsham roughly fifteen minutes away from my house. The next day I had an email from him with the details of how to get in touch with one of his good friends who happened to be the CFO of the company Aegis Software. Aegis is the leading provider of innovative software solutions to improve speed, control and visibility throughout manufacturing operations. They provide software to over 1700 factory sites across the electronics, medical, automotive, …show more content…
Programming has always come pretty easily to me and I have never had any problems picking up a new programming language but that was in the classroom. I was about to dive in to the deep end so to speak and I wasn’t completely sure I could stay above water. I found myself in a strange looking room surrounded by factory lines and strange machines I would soon know well called the demo room. The silence was broken with a “Top of the morning to ya!” as I turned to see my supervisor Eoin, and one of the other interns Tyler who had started a two weeks ahead of me. Once we were seated they then showed me the Coded UI Test Tyler had been working on for the past two weeks. Working with Visual Studio using Visual C# our main task for the summer was to create automated tests that would run every night at midnight and would be used to test the latest build of their software called Factory Logix which they were about to release. The reason they wanted us to do this was their technicians would receive calls every day pertaining to different problems that occur with the software and would then proceed to spend an hour or two recreating the problem and resolving the issue. While the technicians I met were very good at their job their supervisor thought it would be best to have a good portion of the tests automated. This allowed them to be …show more content…
This added a little extra pressure on me to produce a product they would be pleased with. This added pressure allowed me to really buckle down and end up with a product that everyone in the office was impressed

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