My internship is at a company called Elsight, specializing in fast and reliable communications technology. Our main product is the Halo, a device that combines four separate network signals into one faster and more reliable signal using AI and VPN technology. I’ve just begun working in an engineering position, taking care of onboarding, the process of bringing customers into the system, explaining how the Halo hardware and its associated cloud platform connect to each other, and how to tailor the plethora of features to each customer’s needs. My first few days have consisted of going through that onboarding process myself; attempting to set up one of the Halo chips from box to functional in order to gain a greater appreciation of the Elsight system and to understand the difficulty in making a high tech system easier to use.

– Leon Paratz