Before joining Slingshot Simulations I was working on modelling nanocrystals with different shapes, sizes and compositions in order to observe their properties at nanoscale. I had been using multiple code bases to do that and understanding how a piece of code works is always vital.
The project that was assigned to me during this internship was the development of a equation syntax editor using the MathML standard, capable of not only forming equations but also performing the actual calculus. Apart from that, there was some really interesting research working directly with David.
Throughout my time there I enjoyed the pool table meetings where we could discuss anything work-related while playing pool. This is a smart way, for me personally, to discuss any issues and hear other thoughts by the other members of the team. This was helpful countless times for resolving issues in the code or throwing new ideas on the table. I believe that someone could be more creative and ingenious when playing pool. The hardest bit about working in a start-up is the constant pressure of getting the work done, which constitutes a big challenge. However, with the biggest the challenge comes the greatest the reward.