Boston has been fun so far. My work has been interesting and I feel like I am developing more pieces to put together for my doctorate degree.
To recap the internship so far:
I got in on February 3rd and started at PTC's offices in Needham, about 10 miles outside of Boston on February 4th. My first four weeks, I worked with the CAD group, the group responsible for designing PTC's CAD product, Creo. I've learned a lot about CAD, design, and where the technology may be heading. I've made some good contacts on the team as well. This month, I'm focused on work in the SLM team and learning about PTC's work there. Everyone has been so nice and helpful!
On February 9th, the 5th worse blizzard to ever hit Boston came into town. There was over 2 feet of snow and the offices closed on February 8th in anticipation. The city shut down on Friday evening and people were not allowed to drive places. Public transportation shut down at 3pm on Friday and didn't resume until the following Monday. I stocked up at the local grocery store and hunkered down. Friday evening, I met up with SVP of Global Education, John Stuart, for a nice dinner nearby where I'm staying. And, the roads were ok enough by Sunday morning for us to do a long run in the suburbs of Boston. Here are some pictures.
|The view from my tiny apartment on Saturday|
|You can see the height of the snow, this is the street where I'm staying|
|Friday mid-morning at the front of the Library, it had just started|
|Sunday morning in a street across from where I'm staying|
|Digging one's car out of the snow took some people hours....|
|The green line train|
|From a run along the Charles River. Not Einstein, but some musician called Arthur Felder, apparently.|
|Cheers bar! (I've not gone in yet...)|
|Charles river running trail|
|Other side of Science Museum|
|George. Boston Common.|
|Lion in the Library. I went there with Graham and Mom last week.|
|Dinner at Neptune's Oyster. Scallops with duck and brussel sprouts. AH-MAZING!|
|A restaurant we found in Chinatown.|
|Flowers from Sagar.|