Hey everyone! In this blog, I am going to share my learning experience of externship during the Crio Winter of Doing.
Crio.Do is a platform that empowers developers to crack real-world industry problems with a moto Learn by Doing.Crio Winter of Doing or CWoD is perfect for working professionals who are looking to gain stellar product development and tech project-building experience.
Tech externships are experiential learning opportunities, similar to internships, but shorter and part-time, provided in partnership with tech companies. Crio Winter of Doing externships are a great opportunity to solve real-world problems in an actual tech startup setting and learn key skills that will help you advance your dev career.
- You get to work on challenging tech projects (externships) directly with top startups in India.
- You get to interact with the biggest names in India’s tech industry.
- You participate in engaging Masterclass workshops on the hottest tech topics from top engineers in India.
CWoD program’s structure is divided into 3 stages and at each stage, some students were selected and they moved to the next stage of the program.
Stage 1: It consisted of 8 modules with hands-on experience. They referred to these modules as Bytes which contains important basic concepts of software development like HTTP, REST, Linux Basics, AWS, Git Basics, etc.
We get introduced to Full-Stack development by building a beautiful portfolio i.e. QProfile that used some latest technologies like React JS, Gatsby JS and hosted on Netlify and Heroku in which we also used API concepts and HTTP concepts too.
Stage 2: This stage was for the Stage 1 graduate and the time duration for this one was around 3 weeks. In this stage, we get introduced to backend and frontend concepts and the tech stacks required for the externship with the help of shared materials regarding coding and mini-projects. We build a complete mini-project i.e. XMeme. On the basis of the scores generated after the project evaluation, some developers are selected for the tech externship.
Stage 3: The time duration for this was around 6 weeks. We get assigned to an externship project recommended by amazing companies like Cred, Groww, Jumbotail, AWS, Slice, and others as well based on our performance and worked in a team of 2 based on our tech stack, under the guidance of industry mentors through AMA sessions.
I was assigned a project Cash Flow Management App with Sukanta Nandi, who is a working professional at Cognizant, recommended by Jumbotail which is a top-tier VC-funded startup, building an online wholesale marketplace for food and grocery, targeted at wholesale buyers.
Cash Flow Management App is an application that enables small business owners to track all their credit and debit transactions in one place. The application has the provision to enter individual transactions for each entity (vendor, customer, etc.). It is capable of pulling up historical transactions related to a particular entity or show the overall cash flow summary.
The project was really marvelous and the tasks were challenging for us to complete the project on time. We have submitted regular progress reports and they conducted demos to present our project to the project mentors in order to keep a track of the work. Only 2-3 teams per project were chosen for a final demo to the company. And the best part, all graduating teams are eligible for job referrals through Crio's hiring partners 🎉.
At last, I am very fortunate that I was able to work on a challenging project of an exciting tech startup and acquired new skills in this learning journey. Thank you Crio.do for this amazing opportunity and the externship.
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