***Congratulations and welcome aboard the HPCC Systems project!***
The first thing that will happen is you will get an email from Lorraine Chapman at LexisNexis.
There are several things that need to happen so that you can start your internship on time. The LexisNexis HR department will get in contact with you as part of the 'on boarding' process, needed to make sure you are known about in the system and can be paid at the appropriate time.
You and your mentor need to communicate regularly during the month of May to resolve any issues before the coding period starts. There may be more information you need, access to code or repositories, you will need a JIRA issue tracker account and you will need to get up to speed on how to check in code and become familiar with the review process.
You will be asked to join an introductory meeting with your mentor and Lorraine Chapman so we can introduce ourselves to each other. It's an informal meeting where we will discuss some administrative items such as:
- Writing a journal/blog and producing a weekly progress report for your mentor
- Mentor vacation time and any back up mentor requirements, public holidays etc
- Producing a YouTube video at the end demonstrating your work and experience working on an HPCC Systems project
- Using the month of May to download the system and sources, runs some examples, complete an online tutorial or ECL training course and read any information useful to the project.
You will be able to ask any questions you may have and discuss what else you may need to get started.
When your internship starts, you need to be in a position to start coding right away. You really don't want to waste the first few weeks of coding getting setup, so use this time wisely.
Get to know your mentor and speak up if you need help or advice.