Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Internship in IBM

There is been a while since I talk about my Internship. Well, not because it was so dead boring and not worth to filled up my precious blog space. In fact, I was hellish busy since my colleague departure. The extra time that I managed to fork out had been spent with my 550D, hence I have no extra time or just plain lazy to talk about it.

Just 1 month and a half remaining till my thank-god-finally-is-here long holiday before my sem start. I guess my manager start to realize that I am leaving soon, and there is no way I would extend my internship. So, my workload become very heavy and have to excellent in multi-tasking. Last time, I am given all-the-time-pass in the world to work on my system. There is no such thing as dead-line for it. Maybe because 6 month is seem freaking long. Now that my merdeka is near, my manager start eye-ing on me. Not only my manager, but other senior as well. For me being known as the longest serving intern in HR, I had already possess sufficient knowledge to do my related job, everyone try to get the full use of me. My manager want me to pace up my current project so that I could start doing my 3rd project (which is non-exist yet). Other senior hope to recruit new intern and ask me (I don think I could reject) to tutor and guide them before I leave. Well, for knowledge transfer I guess. Gosh, and also some petty office boy work.

Besides facing a serious headaching symptom toward my complex coding projects, I have to finish up piles of test cases (test until the system is successful !) in a short period of time. Actually is my greedy-ness to take up this role. My manager offer an opportunity to become a tester for a new system. Although my both arm is full of load, my wonderful mouth still spit out 'sure, no problem' without giving a second thought. Lol, because of that, I am granted a special permission to access IBM server from home. This privilege is not applicable to all. Some contractor that had work for years do not get this access. But I have ! Yeah (that mean, you have to work even at home la moron. =_x")

Good thing is, my time in office flew seriously fast and I have to spend every minute wisely. After 4 months plus of serving under IBM, my manager start to place good trust on me. I started to handle big-time project which will soon handle all IBMer Malaysia Compensation and Benefit. It will becoming a really large system and database in near future once it started put in good use. Working hard on it !!

My first project was enhancing some system called Rental Management system, which will handle all international assignee accommodation. It was now being used by IBM HR department. That was my first project and it was not that tough compare to my current project.

I believe I will be able to complete this project before I leave IBM and make sure it will still be usable for many years to come. So, what actually motivate me in IBM ?

My answer will be, to leave something behind when I leave and be put into good use for many years to come. So that I could tell everyone outside, that IBM HR is currently using my developed system to do their job ^^. Ain't it cool ? haha


yen Ho said...

ya very cool indeed. i oso bcame so busy these few weeks but not bcox of coding T.T i wish to have coding work but so sad my programming skill still not improve much, only did one programming task=.=''' others all more to admin work.....ARGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

plank ton said...

yo.. one of the "new intern" that need your guides is dropping by.. LOLZ.. thankiu so much.. if not, dunno how long i gonna spend to study the vast language syntax.. but undeniable, intern life at IBM really pass faster.. and it is a great feeling to develop something a big company will use.. =)) and thx for dragging me to your department! hahah

ps : luckily i have no side work like you.. etc "2 ribs pls".. hahahah

Legend said...

Dim ws As New NotesUIWorkspace
Dim uidoc As NotesUIDocument
Set uidoc = ws.CurrentDocument

Call uidoc.FieldSetText("Gambateh","Holim, any problem u r welcomed to search for me. lol =P ")

ps: omg, someone has taken my job to buy 2 chicken ribs d? =S