How did you find Kontinentalist?
At a time when I was just searching for any sort of internship whether full time or part time — because I was still in school — I saw the job posting for a web development intern on my school’s job portal. I applied as I already had some thoughts of what career path I’d like to pursue, and the internship was relevant to that path.
Did you already know about data viz and data storytelling? What specifically appeals to you?
Actually data viz was part of how I first started learning programming. My first language was Python and I learnt it through this extra-curricular course which taught programming to beginners. The first part of the course was about the fundamentals, and the second was more focused on the data visualisation stuff. At that time, there was a lot of hype about it, as it’s connected to data science, AI, and machine learning.
What have you been doing as an intern at Kontinentalist?
Mainly web development, because I’ve had more experience experimenting with front-end tools and technologies. So that’s what I did for the first 3 to 4 months. But this role required full-stack development skills, so even though I lack the full back-end skills, I wanted to learn and managed to gain exposure to that too.