I worked with the Development team on the end to end development of an error-tracking feature for the Score Board. I had the pleasure of spliting my time with the Governance team to assist in partnership talks with Adidas and learned what goes into market research on successful NCAA National Championship trends that could be implemented into the 2019 National Championship season. In addition I collaborated with senior engineers to understand best practices for writing production code and test cases.
Data Engineer Intern
Web, Data and Analytics
Python, FTP, XML, VS Code, Git Hub
Develop a feature that would allow the Data & Insights team to track error's on live score boards in real time.
Over the course of 4-months I would have the opportuity to collaborate, design, develop and test a feature that tracked XML file uploads that held Score Board data from universities. The goal was to Find a way to not only detect corrupted files but also log the error for us to perform analysis and pattern recognition.
Everytime a corrupted file was uploaded it would crash the current scoreboard page and cached data wasn't visible to the end-user
I was able to work alongside senior engineers to develop a feature that run through 5+ years worth of National Championship data and extracted and stored into a SQL databases each university's primary key identifier within the XML files. We segregarted each university storing their identifier and their variations. Thereafter we implemented a data pipeline that intergrated the identified variations database to the stream of data being uploaded where I created a script to read the incoming data and trigger a warning whenever a corrupted file was uploaded . It would then check the variation database for a match and replace it with the correct primary key identifier.
Overall this was a great learning experience I learned how to develop a pipeline, how to contribute during design and analysis meetings. development and how to deliver technical presentations to my team. Also, it was great to be part of such a large coorporation and see how my teams work contributed to the grander vision.
With this experience, I'm looking forward to applying what I learned in future jobs and personal projects!Back Home