Over the past century, the United States has established itself as the leading world expert in technological innovation. From as early as the industrial revolution, America has changed the world with innovations ranging from cars, planes, spaceships, semiconductors, and so much more.
Although it was very different from internships I was used to, one common point was spending most of my days thinking about how technology is used.
How the invisible hand seems to segregate between race and gender, and what we can do.
Making things open source sounds like a great ideology of sharing and making the world a better place, but the success of making things open source depends on more than simply allowing anyone to use and modify it.
Between the lines of code, 9 to 5 work day, and flurry of learning how to use new mobile development tools, my first software internship taught me how to be a better engineer, think more carefully about my career, and learn from some of the best in the industry.
While Silicon Valley tries to be meritocratic, unbiased, innovative, productive, and unbureaucratic as possible toward early stage founders and companies, it often falls short of these standards.