The title sounds catchy, but it also sounds like I can’t wait for this internship to be over. This is definitely not the case! I’m really enjoying my internship and I don’t feel like I have enough time to accomplish everything that I want to accomplish. If anything, I wish the title could be “4 Down, 6 To Go” or “6 Down, 6 To Go”. That might help to ease a little bit of the stress ;)
I’m really happy with the way the project is going. Over the past couple weeks we’ve had the chance to get our hands dirty and dig in to the back end of OpenClinic GA. Most of the software is written with Java and JSP. As I try to understand the code, I’m actually really glad that Java is part of our core curriculum. I feel like I can actually understand the code and kinda follow along with it. JSP is totally new to me and I’ve had to do quite a bit of self learning on the side. I’m definitely not a pro with the software, but I feel comfortable enough now.
We’re focusing on customization these days. Some of the customization is through the JSP code, but a lot of it is also directly through the application. This includes translating terms to make them applicable to OLLH; customizing departments, physicians, etc.
We also started doing some training this week. I’m really relieved that the staff are able to learn the software so easily. I was pretty worried that they would be resistant to learning and adoption, but this doesn’t seem to be a problem at all. I was working with one employee that was really worried that the system would be too hard to learn, but when we finished, the feedback I got was “That was really easy”. Thank you OpenClinic GA for creating a very user-friendly system.
We also get to have fun in the Philippines. This is Logpond, the private port owned by the Palencias. It is used as a launch point to visit Calaguas Islands. The Palencia family has invited us here for two family lunches and also one wake boarding day. It’s so relaxing and I really love to come here.
On our wake boarding trip we also went to the beach. This is the first time I’ve seen cows at the beach. They must be working on their tans.
I feel so lucky to be doing my internship here. It is the perfect combination of challenging work, relaxing play, and great people.