This month I have been given the opportunity to work under the mentorship of Mark Clancy, the CEO of Watercooler. Watercooler is an analytics company located in downtown Vancouver that provides analytic dashboards to convention centre and tourism companies. While my time at Watercooler has only been brief, I have already achieved more than I could have imagined. My assigned project is to create a program that will allow Watercooler customers to project and forecast revenue sales. This week I began researching different forecasting methods and also learned a new programming language called Ruby. So far, I have made a program with Ruby that can roughly forecast future sales. Today, I continue to make the program more efficient, more reusable, and more accurate by adding methods and testing alternative ways to forecast. In the future I will learn Ruby on Rails, another programming language, to build what the forecast will look like on Watercooler’s dashboard.
Even with only one week of experience, I am positive my internship at Watercooler Analytics will be an amazing opportunity to learn and grow. Thus far, I have been given not only new programming skills, but also insight into the workforce. I am extremely grateful to be given this opportunity.