Three months have already passed since I started my experience at the ISC. Three months and I still feel like it´s my first day. Yes, because every day brings something new to do and something interesting to learn.
We are employees, but first of all we are guys who just finished their studies and who want to gain experience. Most of the people who work at the ISC are under thirty years old and I think this plays an important role in the group, reducing distances and reinforcing our relationships, also outside of the working hours. Furthermore the atmosphere in the office is really nice and cozy; open workspaces are a good way to stimulate people to cooperate and solve problems together, sharing and exchanging knowledge, and make each “lesson” less boring.
I am currently spending a couple of days in Rome, my sweet hometown, to defend my master’s thesis and..I miss my job! It sounds crazy I know.. Who in the world would ever wish to come back to work instead of eating super-tasty italian food?!? No, OK, it is not the right example haha! But, what I mean, I miss the whole context which I am working in, my colleagues and my team.
The most satisfying thing is recognizing that you have grown, reaching little goals, day by day, step by step, squeezing our minds and perhaps struggling a lot to find a solution for some problems, but in the end having our first product up and running in front of our eyes. Using a metaphor, working at the ISC is like playing darts: you probably start as a novice, with a good technique but poor aim, and just with time and continuous exercise you will finally hit the red target.