Episode 3: PRI the Last of the Students’ Voice

With the last of our student testimonials, we’d like you to meet both the Be Yourself Team & the So Innov teams.
Sumit Gupta and Srinivas Reddy Telukuntla participated in the Be Yourself team:
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1. Introduce yourself (academic background, and your role in your working team).
I’m Sumit, I have a Bachelor degree in Technology & Computer Science with a four years’ experience in System Security and Networks. I’m doing a Master degree in Computer Science. 
I’m Srinivas, I have a Bachelor in Computer Science and am now majoring in Software Engineering for my graduate degree.
2. Which company do you work for? What is your project about, can you describe it? (topic, goals, etc.)
This project is called Be Yourself, it’s a video competition website, where users can bid and vote for videos, and the winner earns credits.
4. How is your team organized? Who is working on what?
Our team is composed of three developpers and a team leader, who also checks for quality assurance.
5. What do you like the most about this working experience?
What we both really like is the fact that we have to acquire new fundamentals. Working on a framework we knew nothing about before was quite challenging (Symphony 2). It’s a new technology to us, there is a lot to learn about it and since it’s a French framework, documentation is in French. Even if it can be hard to start from scratch with it, this challenge is a great experience provider, that’s what we like about it.
6. Did you develop any specific skill (personal, work-related, etc.) during this project?  What have you gained/acquired during this project both professionally and humanely?
Concerning the skills we had to develop, working as a team was interesting. Management and human skills were very important. Besides, we have two French guys on our team, so it was good for integration.
7. How has the PRI enriched your academic experience at EPITA?
We didn’t have PHP courses, and this project is developed with Symphony 2, so we had to learn but that’s something that directly adds up to all the different classes we had in Epita, so it enriched the experience.
8. What impact (if any) does the PRI have on your professional path/orientation?
Despite being something entirely new for us, working on Symphony was a really good experience for us, something we are directly going to use in the future, so it also confirms the path we wanted to have.
Adrien Martignoles, Deepika Rajevane, Sanjyot Jadhav reflect upon their So Innov PRI experience:
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1. Introduce yourself (academic background, and your role in your working team).
Adrien Martignoles : I’m a French student in EPITA (GITM).
Deepika Rajevane and Senjyot Jadhav : We are studying here in EPITA International Master,  majoring in Software Engineering.
2. Which company do you work for? What is your project about, can you describe it? (topic, goals, etc.)
We work for So Innov, which is a startup created by two University professors. They try to find new ways of thinking Engineering Systems, New Methodologies. This project is a medical and sports program : sensors gather data to generate data outputs and graphs on the website and the mobile application.
4. How is your team organized? Who is working on what?
We are a team of four composed as such : two are working on the android app, one on the servers and the ftp, and the last person is working on the website and the interface.
5. What do you like the most about this working experience?
What we like the most is that this project is very abstract and new, and we have to start from this abstract concept, and find a practical and useful service we can create out of it.
6. Did you develop any specific skill (personal, work-related, etc.) during this project?  What have you gained/acquired during this project both professionally and humanely?
We had to develop a lot of skills, firstly we are a team composed of two French students, and two Indian students, so it was really interesting and sometimes challenging culturally speaking. Then, there are several technologies we had to improve (such as android development, Javascript, etc.).
7. How has the PRI enriched your academic experience at EPITA?
It has enriched our experience by making us working on different technologies (some new, some we had to improve). Deepika and Sanjyot had to improve their android development skills for example, their java skills and also web tools (HTML 5, Javascript, etc.). 
8. What impact (if any) does the PRI have on your professional path/orientation?
It has confirmed the path we wanted to take, some of the technologies and skills we use for this project are directly connected to what we need in internship, and the professional world in general.