A technical blog, from the minds of the Microsoft BI and Custom Dev teams at EOH.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
the InTern ninja wears SQL
here thinking what to blog about…man this is not easy
Episode 2 - The Pressure of Life
Still thinking what I should write
We are always in so much pressure to
perform. Does Technology make it easier or more difficult for us? I sat in front
of this computer for weeks trying to think of an appropriate topic to blog but
nothing. I am under so much pressure now and…wait! That’s
Technology has made it possible for us
to deal with life better. So much information is available at our disposal that
one can literally sit the night before and start a research project and get it
done. At least that's what I did with some of my projects. The library has
become something of an extra and not as essential as before.
So I might write about dynamic SQL or how the latest
BI projects have improved the business processes, and the ability of an
organization to collect, maintain, and organize knowledge.
Well truly thinking of I am not entirely sure how to
implement either of the two, so instead read about the dynamics of SQL and gaze
into space thinking about what I read (like Sheldon Cooper’s girl friend in
'The Big Bang Theory'). Or alternatively tried having a tête-à-tête to
try and prove to myself that I understood what I just read
Episode 3 - The Ninja Intern (Intern in IT)
For the past few months I’ve working around
dangerous minds, i.e. (really intelligent) minds.
One would assume when you are an intern all you do
is make coffee, file personal documents or take the boss’ car to be washed.
Honestly, I would say we only see
those events transpire in movies. In the real world it’s all hard work and
learning things I thought I already knew. I now know what is meant when they
say: “What you have learned in college is literally the foundation that keeps
one steady and geared up for the knowledge that is bound to be learned.” Keeping
in mind that only those that are ready and are willing to learn are the ones
that really grow once the internship ends.
Episode 4 - Really!
Here I am trying to make sense of a procedure that is used to
Setup Email Notifications On Disabled
Queues (Service Broker) To this day I
still try to figure out how somedevelopers read code
and make sense of it like they're reading "Dare Me"
by Megan Abbott One would assume that trying to find your feet in the IT
industry is fairly easy, all you do is try and prove that you can write code and
the BIG guys will be impressed. Well news flash! Writing code may be easy but
writing code that actually works is something else.
I am the ninja intern and for the past few months that I have been
an intern I have learned my responsibilities and challenges that come with
wanting to play with the big guns.