Behind the Lens: Stephanie Ho, Software Engineer

Internships are important to have on your resume when you start looking for a job, but sometimes the internship itself is great enough you’d rather have it be the job! Stephanie Ho, one of our all-star software engineers, started out as an intern at Prism — and then joined the team full-time after graduation. We’re glad to have her on board!

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Favorite Food:

Any sort of curry or noodle soup. And hot pot. I can’t decide!

Favorite Quote:

“Do not wonder if you have wings because you want to fly, but because you’ve already flown and know what it’s like to soar.” —Unknown

What’s your role at Prism?

I’m part of the cloud team. We work on building internal tools that help manage different aspects of Prism, and we also work on the web application, which presents and delivers information from Prism devices to our users in a useful, intuitive way.

What are you working on currently?

Right now, the team’s focus is on refreshing our reports engine to make it more powerful and customizable. I’m also wrapping up a user permissions paradigm project that will make it easier to securely manage users within an account.

What drew you to Prism?

I enjoy working on the small, close-knit team. Development happens quickly, so you get to become intimately familar with the entire product. The technology is really awesome too — I love the idea of using cameras as smart sensors that you can extract useful information from, rather than the limited recording devices they have been.

What aspects of your job at Prism do you like best?

There’s a lot of collaboration among everyone, and you’re not siloed into any particular team or project. If there’s something you want to work on, just go for it! Everyone’s encouraged to work with new tech and learn new things, so we get to attend events like PyCon and CppCon and bring back what we learn to implement at Prism!

What do you like to do outside of work?

I like to curl up at home with some good reading or a movie. I also enjoy visiting new places and spending my weekends wandering around the area to try out things I didn’t get to when I was a student.

What’s your background outside of Prism?

I recently graduated from UC Berkeley, where I studied EECS as an undergraduate. Prior to that, I grew up in LA’s South Bay (aka the “other” South Bay in CA). Prism is my first job!

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