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Terra Miller Interned at DISH Technologies

Terra Miller, a senior in the Computer Science program recently completed a software engineering internship at DISH Technologies, formerly known as EchoStar, in Denver this past summer. Terra worked closely with a software and embedded team to complete her project for the summer. Her project goal was to create an Android app capable of taking streaming data from a set-top box and display it onto a TV using an Android device. Terra was able to learn many new skills including developing with Android Studio, developing on a Ubuntu box, and learning about TV Input Framework. Terra worked with the Java language primarily but also sporadically used the JSON language.

Even though she had to learn many new skills while doing her internship, Terra was able to use the problem solving skills and technical learning skills she acquired from doing course work at Montana Tech. The biggest challenge during the internship was learning new skills and then having to immediately use these new skills while still under pressure to complete the project on time.