“ChallengePost’s mission is to celebrate software and the people who make it. This mission is firmly rooted in the belief that ordinary people can bring about creative technological solutions to big issues and challenges facing our world.”


Interning at ChallengePost has truly been a dream come true. I get to work alongside an extremely talented team, ship production code multiple times/day, and and truly be a part of the team. I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of an awesome hacker community at BU and Boston in general. Just about everything I know regarding programming, up until recently, has come from hacking on fun projects with friends and hanging around the generous Boston Ruby community. While these experiences have no doubt helped me grow as a developer, there really is nothing that will take your programming skills to the next level like a solid internship working on interesting problems alongside a talented team of passionate developers 40 hours/week.

It has been about a month since I began my summer with hackNY building the future of hackathons with ChallengePost and I couldn’t be happier with where I’m at. In the past month alone I have learned enough to easily fill blog posts for the next semester or two, however, as disappointing as it might sound, I do have a life outside of the internet and because of this I don’t think I will be able to post about everything I have learned. With that being said, I do strongly believe in sharing the things I have learned because I know that I wouldn’t be where I’m at today if it weren’t for those who were generous enough to pass on their knowledge to me. My plan for the rest of summer is to post about the things I have found the most interesting, as both a way for you as the reader to gain some knowledge as well as for myself to go a bit deeper on those things that I find most interesting.

We have to start somewhere so how about we start with something really fun: servers!