Many of you know I have had the once on a lifetime opportunity to intern with Suncorp, an Australian Banking and insurance company this summer. I work with a team of mainly software and computer science engineers, while I am their “Business Analyst.” Sooo I’m not sure how interesting this will be to any of you but I thought I’d let you into a little of what I am doing this summer!
We have been developing an iOS mobile app for Suncorp called Safe Driving Mate. It is geared towards newer drivers to measure erratic behaviors such as sudden stops and accelerations as well as sharp turns.Eventually we will “gameify” the app so that users will earn rankings and achievements to cash in for rewards such as discounts on insurance. This was a self guided process, which the intern team came up with on their own and is creating from begin inning to final launch.
Since Australia is 16 hours ahead of us, we work kind of an odd schedule, 1-10pm Mon-Th then 8-4 on Friday, so that we are able to hold Skype conferences with them daily.
The best part of the whole gig? I will be in Sydney, Australia for 12 months once I graduate!
Disclaimer: The movie is a tad corny at times, but that’s just the dynamics of our group and the bonds we’ve formed. Also, keep in mind this is still in the beginning stages so we have a ways to come!
I apologize for being MIA a bit this summer, now you know what I’ve been busy with! Hanging out with these fools…