We’re delighted to have Francis Kang and Connor Sheehan join the Mozilla release engineering team as summer interns. Francis is studying at the University of Toronto while Connor attends McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. We’ll have another intern (Anthony) join us later on in the summer who will be working from our San Francisco office.
Francis and Connor will be working on implementing some new features in release promotion as well as migrating some builds to taskcluster. I’ll be mentoring Francis, while Rail will be mentoring Connor. If you are in the Toronto office, please drop by to say hi to them. Or welcome them on irc as fkang or sheehan.
|Kim, Francis, Connor and Rail|
They are both already off to a great start and have pull requests merged into production that fixed some release promotion issues. Their code was used in the Firefox 47.0 beta 5 release promotion that we ran last night so their first week was quite productive.
Mentoring an intern provides an opportunity to see the systems we run from a fresh perspective. They both have lots of great questions which makes us revisit why design decisions were made, could we do things better? Like all teaching roles, I always find that I learn a tremendous amount from the experience, and hope they have fun learning real world software engineering concepts with respect to running large distributed systems.
Welcome to Mozilla!