6/12/2014– Paige Cote
I’m Paige, and I hail from the great northern land of Maine. I’m currently working towards a degree in Electrical and Computer engineering at Olin College, with a bunch of bio-engineering classes thrown in for a good measure.
In my free time, I do engineering education research at Olin, read cookbooks, and go to an excessive number of concerts (three, including a music festival, in the last week and a half!)
I decided to join Technical Machine because I really wanted the experience of working for an early stage startup where I could have significant impact on the product. So far, following my inclination to work for a start-up has been an extremely positive decision; it would be an understatement to say that I’m never bored.
This summer, I get to code quite a bit, but I am not exclusively focused on coding. As the summer goes on, I hope to use my newfound Tessel skills to make the experience of using Tessel even better for our users. This means I am doing everything from finding bugs in the codebase to helping define the style guide for all the documentation that an open source project requires. Plus, I get to come up with all sorts of awesome projects for the Tessel, and then get paid to make and document them. Pretty cool, right?
My work this summer is guided by the goal of understanding all the ways Tessel can fit into and improve the the world of connected devices. I’m having a blast so far, and I can’t wait to see where my experimenting takes me.
Expect updates on my projects and what else I’ve been up to in the near future! Until then, you can always say hello on twitter @paigereads, or by email at paige at technical.io.