Behind the Lens: Huu Nguyen, Systems Engineer Intern

Summer is in full swing, and our talented interns have joined the ranks here at Prism Skylabs. Huu Nguyen, currently a triple major in math, physics and computer science at UC Berkeley, shares his background and experience so far:

What do you like best about Prism Skylabs?

The small company culture. Everyone is in the same room, there are no walls, and you can hear everything. I love how focused the team is, and how well goals are defined so that we can just get things done!

What are you working on?

I’m currently working on the upload. More specifically, I’m creating a priority queue and local disk buffer so that you can order images in a hierarchy to get them off your camera. This way, you don’t need a connection to save up images, and when you do have a connection, the images will automatically upload to the cloud.

What do you do outside of Prism Skylabs?

I love hiking. I hike a lot around the bay, like Mission Peak, Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo. I go to Yosemite every year too. The hardest hike I’ve done is Half Dome – it took 16 hours! I’m looking forward to doing it again this summer.

I love hiking because it’s physically challenging and the views are amazing. It takes up a good chunk of time, but if you go with friends, you can have good conversation while you do it so it’s not wasted time.

How do you think your internship will further your engineering career?

Being at Prism Skylabs has been super cool. We use a lot of tools extensively here, such as GitHub or Jira that I’ve never used before at school.

Seeing how everyone has a hand at developing and shaping projects is all very interesting. I have a lot more knowledge to apply, whenever or if I ever, decide to start a company someday.