What I liked
I have grown so much and learned so much throughout this experience. In terms of Technology, I have learned and grown my knowledge to a next level. I started with close to zero knowledge about Machine learning, Python, and many of the technologies that PayPal uses. I learned so much on the job from personal research, mentorship and help. Technology was a big part of what I gained on this internship but I also gained so much more. Through PayPal I learned about the finance industry, the overall Business and corporations, how to run it and many tools they use. The people I encountered at PayPal and the relations I made are a big part of my experience. Made friendships with interns and employees and got mentorship from managers and CEOs. I started as a user of PayPal and now I am an expert and know all the different small and complex components of creating a business. In terms of activities, I participated and got involved in a bunch of amazing ones. For example, I participated in a Hackathon and won second place, I joined the Pride Parade and took part in it and as an intern got to be part of a 3 day conference full of great experiences. Getting to have the “Silicon Valley” experience is one of the goals in life that I have achieved and I am excited to see what other experiences my future is hiding for me. The most thing I did this summer that I loved doing is reflecting my experience to my community and with you. I started my Blog this summer to share my thoughts and benefit others. I also traveled to many cities and created Vlogs to share my activities. Also, I started filming talking videos to share advice about computer science and answer questions my followers have. I hope to encourage more people to enter the hi tech world, specially in my community and women in particular.