After my internship ended, I applied to many companies. Ideally, I wished for a software engineer role. I failed some interviews, for some I didn’t get any feedback. But was lucky to be selected for the Site Reliability Engineer role at Microsoft.
It is March 2021. Three months passed quickly and my internship ended. And, this is my wrap-up post about the whole experience.
My fear before internship was that I won’t be able to complete my project. It looked complex.
My Outreachy internship is close to an end and it is time to think about my next steps. Not sure what is waiting for me in the future. Here I am starting my journey with three month work experience under my belt.
I have been in an Outreachy internship for two months. And, would like to share my experience so far. So I will start with how it started. We had an introduction to the manila project, and were shared resources to familiarize ourselves with our project and community.
The OpenStack project is an open source cloud computing platform, which is simple to use and has all the useful features. The Manila project is one of the OpenStack projects. It is the shared file system service, that provides services to manage shared file systems in the multi-project cloud environment.
I had and idea on how to implement it and everything was working as expected. Then it was time to write tests. I made some changes to the code and test data. When I run tests, it kept failing. It was giving same type error on all tests.
My path before was completely unrelated to tech. For about 10 years I worked in the hotel industry. But I always felt, something is missing.
Many resources are there to help a beginner OpenStack developer. But it might get complex for a beginner and you might run into many errors like I did. So, I decided to compile all steps I followed to install DevStack, address errors I faced in this article.