A Day within the Lifetime of a Laptop Engineer Angela Lo


Angela Lo

Rising up, I all the time favored constructing and fixing issues. My Dad would attempt to make things better round the home, like the tap within the rest room. After a while, he would say, “Oh, I hand over.” Then, I’d go in, tinker round, and repair it! I actually like being hands-on. After I was in highschool, I loved studying to program. I beloved the sense of accomplishment after I created one thing and noticed it come to life. The concept of coupling my pleasure of coding with problem-solving is why Laptop Engineering is the right match for me.

In 2004, I graduated from the College of Toronto with a Bachelor of Utilized Science, specializing in Laptop Engineering. I took principally Laptop Science lessons in my final yr of college, however I stored my diploma on each the {hardware} and software program. Throughout my college internship, I used to be lucky sufficient to work for 2 tech corporations. These experiences have been invaluable as they introduced relevancy to the diploma I used to be working towards. Publicity to company life early on was instrumental in serving to me work out my profession path. After making an attempt each, software program growth was the course I needed to go—it felt limitless.

Now, I work at IBM as a Resolution High quality Engineer, the place I’m a part of the end-to-end testing of enterprise analytics software program. In different phrases, I’m the final line of protection between mediocre and wonderful software program! Earlier than the software program will get to me, different engineers take a look at the person elements of the software program to ensure every half is working accurately. I take a look at the software program proper earlier than it will get to the shopper and my function is to make sure we ship a useful, high-quality product.

There may be a number of innovation and creativity in my job. It’s all the time nice enjoyable to determine easy methods to make the assessments run extra effectively for various shoppers. More often than not, I’m engaged on a number of merchandise directly. It’s necessary to learn to handle your time and prioritize what’s in your to-do checklist. I really feel an ideal engineering program teaches you that.

One factor to notice about engineering is the way it can impression folks’s lives.  In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, IBM created a dashboard that reveals the variety of COVID-19 circumstances inside the nation and world wide. There are additionally different initiatives led by IBM, reminiscent of hackathons that attempt to discover options to issues associated to COVID-19. It’s motivating to know that what I’m doing and the corporate I work for have a optimistic impression on folks’s lives.  That’s what good engineering is all about.

“I beloved the sense of accomplishment after I created one thing and noticed it come to life. The concept of coupling my pleasure of coding with drawback fixing is why Laptop Engineering is the right match for me.”
-Angela Lo, Resolution High quality Engineer


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