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The Interns of Summer

Summer is almost here. Time for ice cream, going to the beach, baseball, Frisbee and vacations at the lake. And it's time to welcome our latest summer interns and learn a little about them.

And they are, from left to right:

Srikanth Garlapati

Your hometown?

Kennett Square, PA

 

College and major?

University of Michigan and Computer Science.

 

What led you to choose your major?

I chose my major because I enjoy the math and problem-solving aspects of Computer Science.

 

What are you working on at ACS?

This summer, I will be working on redesigning the demographic fields to allow clients to add custom fields with fewer restrictions.

 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work/school?

I enjoy playing and watching sports.

 

What was the last book you read for fun?

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson.

 

If you could travel to one place in the world, what would it be and why?

I would go to Japan because I think Japanese culture is very interesting, and I have heard only great things from people who have traveled there.

 

What’s a fun or odd fact about you that your colleagues don’t know? 

I am allergic to cockroaches.

Matt Tarry

Your hometown?

Commerce Twp, MI


College and major?

University of Michigan, Computer Engineering.


What led you to choose your major?

I played around with programming in high school but never took it very seriously. When I took the intro computer science course my freshman year, I thoroughly enjoyed the projects. I found the process of problem-solving and logical reasoning to be rewarding, and I liked the hands-on aspect of the course. I think doing those projects was the first time I actually really wanted to be doing schoolwork.


What are you working on at ACS?

I am working to expand automated testing on the QA team.


What do you enjoy doing outside of work/school?

I enjoy long-distance running, playing basketball and reading fiction. I am currently teaching myself how to play the ukulele and make video games.


What was the last book you read for fun?

I read Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes. It’s about a guy with an IQ of 70 who gets chosen to partake in an experiment that ends up nearly tripling his IQ, and how his experience, relationships, and outlook on life change.


If you could travel to one place in the world, what would it be and why?

I’d go to the Australian outback---Australia seems like it’s got the craziest animals.


What’s a fun or odd fact about you that your colleagues don’t know? 

I can’t resist Almond Joy candy bars.

Cameron Hanlon

Your hometown?

Battle Creek, MI


College and major?

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Computer Science Engineering.


What led you to choose your major?

I came to Michigan in the Engineering school undecided on a major. I took the basic computer science class all engineers have to take and I liked it, but it seemed like we only scratched the surface, so I wanted to try another class. I took the next CS class and I really liked it. The problem-solving nature and the ability to easily create new things made it so much more interesting to me than the other engineering fields.


What do you enjoy doing outside of work/school?

I like to play sports (soccer, basketball, etc), I like collecting vintage clothing and other things so I’m always going to thrift stores, estate sales, etc. I like movies a lot too.


What was the last book you read for fun?

I don’t read books often, but the last book I read was probably one of the Harry Potters because those are my favorites and I could read them anytime.


If you could travel to one place in the world, what would it be and why?

I want to travel somewhere in Europe. I haven’t done much research so I don’t know exactly where. But it seems like there are lots of place in Europe with history to see and fun to be had.


What’s a fun or odd fact about you that your colleagues don’t know? 

I am double jointed in most of my fingers.

Gregory Su

Your hometown?

Dexter, Michigan (NW of A2)


College and major?

University of Michigan College of Engineering.


What led you to choose your major?

I have a lot of fun designing and implementing computer programs and algorithms and I enjoy being able to write and debug programs in real-time.  Additionally, my father has a Computer Science degree and I was riveted by the exercises he gave me for fun when I was younger.


What are you working on at ACS?

Cider Deployment Automation.


What do you enjoy doing outside of work/school?

Playing board games and Strategy Computer games.


What was the last book you read for fun?

“Mirror Dance” by Lois McMaster Bujold.


If you could travel to one place in the world, what would it be and why?

Zion National Park, because it has a lot of really cool hiking trails and I didn’t hike all of the trails I wanted to try.


What’s a fun or odd fact about you that your colleagues don’t know?

I once played a game of Recursive Tic Tac Toe that took 31 hours and 48 minutes.

 



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