Today was my fifth day at Maplesoft, a company that develops mathematical modelling and physical simulation software. This past week I have joined the Math team, where another SHAD and I have been tasked with developing Math Apps, small educational and interactive applications that are shipped with the company’s main product, Maple.
Maplesoft has given us a lot of creative freedom by allowing us to create math apps about topics that are of individual interest, which I find very neat. Today, I mainly focused on finishing up the two math apps that I have been working on this past week. These apps have pushed me to investigate both the fields of computer science and statistics, and I have learned a lot in the process.
After lunch we took a break from our work to attend a meeting with the math team. Everybody discussed their work throughout the past week, and it was truly incredible to see what a real world development environment is like. We are being treated very well at Maplesoft and I am learning a great deal. I am looking forward to the exciting weeks to come.