Zheng Mu's CPT Project
During the Summer of 2017, I worked as an Engineering Practicum Intern at Google, in New York city.
The Engineering Practicum (EP) program is a 12-week developmental opportunity for first and second-year undergraduate students with a passion for technology—especially students from historically underrepresented groups including women, Native American, Black, Latino, Veteran and students with disabilities.
The application process took me about a month. I first submitted my application with my resume and three short essays, after a week, I heard from my recruiter and arranged two 45-minute consecutive technical interviews with two different engineers for the next coming week. After my interview, I waited another 2 weeks to receive my offer.
After receiving my offer, I was matched with Cloud team in NYC.
Google Cloud Platform, offered by Google, is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products, such as Google Search and YouTube. Alongside a set of management tools, it provides a series of modular cloud services including computing, data storage, data analytics and machine learning.
My pod worked on a new storage offering on the Google Cloud Platform. I specifically worked on features for the Beta launch of this product which involves implementing details page and additional UX enhancements. I wrote the design document, implemented a front-end interface, designed the file structure and url routing scheme. In addition, I designed a way for displaying metrics on time series chart, which enhanced the readability of codebase by avoiding duplicated code and can also be adopted by other Google Cloud Platform products.
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