Dennis KristensenYou can always get help from your colleagues, which is nice when you sometimes have a project that can be a bit challenging. An effort is made to make sure that we all get along very well, and this has fully succeeded.
It all started in mid 2012 in Startup-City with an interview with Jonas and Morten. Luckily, I talked them into hiring me and therefore started as an ICT intern. I have now completed my internship, but continues to work for IT Minds parallel with my studies. At IT Minds the spirit and humour between colleagues is always great and this is especially the reason why I always look forward to going to work.
You can always get help from your colleagues, which is nice when you sometimes have a project that can be a bit challenging. An effort is made to make sure that we all get along very well, and this has fully succeeded. My time at IT Minds has been very exciting and educational. I have worked with many different development platforms, programming languages and tools. It has strengthened the areas in which I have been taught in during my education, but also given me a much broader knowledge about advantages and disadvantages of these tools. Moreover, I have also learned new programming languages and have become acquainted with new platforms.
A big part of the job at IT Minds is the contact with customers. It can have its challenges to understand and translate the customer's needs and wants into well functioning softeware. I find this challenge very interesting and I can definitely use the experiences I have gained through this process. In continuation of this, at IT Minds you always have the responsibility for the project from the beginning until the end. This entails estimation as well as tests and delivering the product to the customer. This makes you feel like you are not just a student worker or intern, but an employed consultant with ownership of the developed products.
On the second day of my internship, I was at a meeting with a colleague at a big company, where we were taking about the development of a larger mobile application. It turned out to be quite the challlenge. I was wearing one of my classic short sleaved polos with a pair of jeans and Nikes on my feet. Everyone else in the company were wearing suits, so I felt completely wrong. On top of that, all meetings were in English. The many new terms in their application and my Danish-English made it difficult for me to say what I actually wanted to say. I think, and hope, that they had a good laugh. I, on the other hand, got busy with adjusting my clothes og improve my English for future meetings.
When I in January, hopefully, will be joining the job market as a fully-qualified engineer, I will not be an insecure little boy, but instead a man, fully prepeared and ready to take on challenges, which I look forward to. This is something I in particular can thank IT Minds for.
/ Dennis Kristensen, FormerSoftware Developer, IT Minds