Team Summify welcomes Stefan Filip, another crazy hacker and our new intern! As you can tell from the photo He’s excited to be here, and I’m envisioning he struck a similar pose for the paparazzi when he hopped of the airplane at YVR. After only a few short days, he’s enjoying Vancouver and says the trains, streets, signal lights and diners remind him a lot of New York.
Joining us until December, Stefan is on the home stretch of completing his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Bucharest in Romania. He’s an international medalist in programming contests and recently interned at Google’s New York office during the Summer of 2010. After working in one of the most powerful technology companies of our time, Stefan wanted to find out what it’s like to work with a small team trying to make it big. During Cristian’s visit back to Romania last winter, Stefan heard that Summify was looking for interns and jumped at the opportunity to join the team. He hopes to learn more about the developmental challenges and lifestyle of a start-up company, so that one day he’ll be prepared to launch his own. It’s safe to say he’s in the right place and we look forward to throwing a few challenges his way. Offline, Stefan enjoys running, reading, dancing and games, be they on a computer, board, or sports field.
Be sure to check back in to see how Stefan’s doing. If you have any questions about his life as an intern at Summify tweet us @Summify or drop us a line at team(at)summify.com. Check out Stefan on Summify and Twitter to get to know him a little better:
Stefan on Summify
Stefan on Twitter
For some of us, nothing beats the atmosphere of energy and learning offered by an early stage start-up. With the recent launch of the iPhone app and many more releases on the way, it’s an exciting time at Summify, so exciting that we almost forgot to introduce ourselves!
Although we’re from entirely different backgrounds, the common thread that brought us all together was the opportunity to join two uber cool founders at ground level as they build an internet company. There’s something about the unknown, the chance to make a difference, or is it just the free lunch? Either way, we’re amped to be a part of a team we believe in. Here we are: the new kids on the block.
Mark Chua – Software Engineer
Joining us back in April, Mark has a degree in Computer Science from SFU and China’s Zhejiang University. Outside of the office he enjoys origami and playing badminton. We had him at “free lunch.”
Nimalan Mahendran – Software Engineer
It was a natural celebration when Nimalan joined us on the 4 of July. We may not be Americans, but who doesn’t like fireworks? Previously, Nimalan worked at SAP and graduated from UBC with a MSc in Machine Learning, as well as a BMath in Computer Science from Waterloo. You may find him distance running in home-made sandals or planning a trip to Antarctica to visit penguins. We’ll remind him to take a plane.
Robin Campbell – Community Guy
In a room full of hackers, Robin is the odd guy out. Prior to joining the Summify family in June, Robin was building the Canadian breakdance community through Famouscircle.com, organizing international events and managing online content. Graduating with a BCom in Entrepreneurship, he plans to shake things up a little. Office bootcamps, West Coast adventures and salsa lessons are not out of the question. He recently celebrated the 10 year anniversary of his breakdance crew, Filthee Feet.