Here is to another year, another internship and a whole new awesome adventure. This summer I was interning in Google too, but guess what? This time was in Google’s headquarters in Mountain View in the heart of Silicon Valley. Now I can add North America to the list of continents I’ve been too, in addition to Europe last year. And fortunately I was blessed again by meeting awesome new friends in my journey, and also meeting some of my awesome friends from my last internship in Krakow.
Realizing how important internships are, both on technical and personal levels, We are trying our best to spread this idea and do what we can to get more people to apply for internships and hopefully nailing one. So this year, in collaboration with two of my best geeky friends (Ahmed Kamal and Ahmed Mohsen) and acmASCIS student chapter, we prepared a session that made my last year blog post come to life and we tried to reach more students and encourage them to apply.
Ahmed Kamal, Ali Essam, and Ahmed Mohsen. TODO Get An Internship Session Presenters.
This post is going to be a follow up on my last year blog post and the session, so if you didn’t read that post before, make sure you do before continuing on.
I’ve just finished my internship with Google as a STEP intern few weeks ago and I thought I’d like to share this experience. I worked for 3 months in the beautiful city Krakow, and I guess this summer was the best in my life, both on the technical and non-technical side. It was my first internship, my first time in Europe, my first time to meet such cool people from different countries, and I had the best group of friends there (Google Krakow Interns).
On the technical side, I got to work with Google engineers, learnt a lot from them, and I got the chance to experience the powerfulness of Google’s infrastructure. You get treated as a real engineer, maybe with less responsibilities, but you get to use the same tools, work on the same code base, see your changes go alive in Google’s products…., you just get to live the life of a Google engineer for three months plus the extra fun for being an intern. I might not be the best to talk about internships, since I only got only one internship till now, but I thought I’d like to share my experience with you. Continue reading →
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Although I use Mozilla Firefox more than I use Google Chrome, the latter does come in handy when testing how websites display on a different browser or when there is need to diagnose internet connectivity problems. On Windows, Google Chrome is fast; perhaps even faster than Mozilla Firefox. However, on Ubuntu 9.10, I have noticed that it can be a little slow to initiate or even load a simple web page. In an effort to find a solution to this problem I stumbled across quite a few user-submitted posts that described a simple fix. After applying the fix, there was a significant improvement. Read on to find out how you can speed up Google Chrome on Ubuntu.
Apparently, the slow response of Google Chrome on Ubuntu has to do with the slow DNS lookup of this browser. These instructions should not be limited to Chrome on Ubuntu 9.10 alone…