Austin White
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A wonderful internship at Symetrix, Inc.

A wonderful internship at Symetrix, Inc.

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Austin White

Published on Nov 4, 2021

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Over the summer of 2021, I enjoyed the opportunity of working alongside professionals in the world of commercial audio. In fact, It all started when my roommate mentioned he got an interview for a company in my hometown. The best part, there were two open positions! so, I immediately reviewed my resume and drafted a cover letter. Over the span of two weeks, I went from applying to the job, to having my first interview, then a technical interview, and finally getting the position. This was the best feeling in the world and the second best, my roommate getting the position as well.

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Jordan Meilbretch (left) and Austin White (right, me) on their first day at Symetrix

The first part of the internship was part-time during the spring quarter of my Junior year at Seattle Pacific University. Every morning, my roommate and I would carpool to work. This was a fantastic time to have many interesting conversations. After school let out for the summer, it transitioned to full-time.

After a week or so of training, I was able to begin developing intelligent modules (extensions) for Symetrix's commercial audio software called Composer. These were written in Lua with Composer-specific libraries. During my time at Symetrix, I developed two different intelligent modules for controlling third-party cameras. These were a perfect challenge to learn more about tailoring software to interact with manufacturer-specific protocols over TCP.

Here are links to the intelligent modules I made:

Bolin Intelligent Module: https://forum.symetrix.co/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=141

Polycom Intelligent Module: https://forum.symetrix.co/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=118

Next up, I gained experience working with different front-end and back-end systems in various Symetrix products. Such as the T5, T10, Control Server, and more.

Symetrix Products:

https://www.symetrix.co/products/composer-software/

https://www.symetrix.co/products/touchscreens/

https://www.symetrix.co/products/control-server/

Additionally, throughout my time at Symetrix, I had experienced coworkers who helped guide and mentor me. I learned more than just technical skills while there. My understanding of soft skills was broadened. Soft skills can always be improved upon and greatly impact work efficiency.

Lastly, I want to thank Symetrix for a life-changing summer. Thank you!

 
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