Every year I think that I should take advantage of some of the free time I have in the summer vacations. This is year it was no different so I made it my plan to develop some websites on my own. All I needed were some ideas. While doing that, it came to my attention that Whitesmith was recruiting interns for the summer vacations. It was perfect! If I could join their team I was going to develop new skills in my area of interest and I wouldn’t have to think of something to do, they would just tell me what to do.
I didn’t think twice. I filled out the form and a few days later they invited me over for an interview. After talking with two of Whitesmiths’s members it was obvious that they had the same mentality I do, the same interests that I do, you name it. It was really nice. Some days later I was contacted again with the response I was looking for. They were interested in working with me. So the next day I made the trip to Coimbra, went to the office and met my internship mentors along with another intern who would work alongside me as a developer.
All in all, I had a great experience. I was able to work alongside a real company and understand how a real company works which is something I always thought my degree was lacking. Although I worked mostly remote to avoid 80km trips to my hometown I still feel I got the entire experience of the company and I was always included in everything that was going on there, like Monthly Gatherings for instance. Whitesmith introduced to new frameworks and to new methods of work, and I was able to realize that they work. They work really well. If anyone still has any doubts, I’ll make it simple for you. I recommend these guys to anyone who wants to work in the area, you won’t regret it. I know I would do it again in a heartbeat.