Interns

Meet the programming interns.

Joseph Delmonico Malandruccolo

2013 UChicago Mobile App Challenge programming intern

http://www.linkedin.com/in/josephmalandruccolo

Hometown: Chicago, IL Year/Program at UChicago: M.S. Computer Science (2013) App: Health Spotr   Why this app?  As a former Emergency Medical Technician, I'm excited to work on an app that can help people navigate their discharge from the ER. This app has amazing potential to help keep people healthy and prevent expensive return trips to the ER.   Why are you doing this internship? The iOS engineering internship provides a great opportunity to work with Fritz Anderson, a programmer who literally "wrote the book" on building iOS apps, as well as the many other talented developers and UI/UX folks at UChicago. This will be a fantastic opportunity to learn from the best.   What are your plans for the future? I would love to join a team of people building a product that I'm passionate about. Of course I'm thinking about relocating to San Francisco to join a community of passionate technologists.   Least favorite app: Retail apps in general. Specifically, JCPenny's app is a disaster. The   'home' tab is a link to the 'what's new' tab. The 'shop' tab is a bunch of table views that link to other table views, it takes 3-5 taps (think clicks) to finally see a product.   Favorite App: My favorite app in the app store is Mailbox. The Mailbox app takes a modern approach to an email client. Even when I'm sitting in front of my desktop, I prefer to consume email on my iPhone.

Julie Soliman

2013 UChicago Mobile App Challenge programming intern

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Year/Program at UChicago: 1st year CSPP student

App you're working on: My Roots

  Why did you choose this app?  It's obviously hard to keep track of the details of all your family's medical history, and I find My Roots to be a simple and effective solution. I think having an accurate record of your family's illnesses is important because it can shed light on a your condition and change a doctor's diagnosis.    Why are you doing this internship? I'm interested in iOS development as a career and I though this internship would be a good learning experience for me. I also really liked the idea of the Mobile App Challenge as a whole - students without a technical background coming up with app ideas and getting the chance to put them in the App Store. 
What are your plans for the future? After finishing my Master's degree in the fall (hopefully!), I want to work as an iOS developer. I have a few app ideas of my own, and it would be awesome if I could get the chance to implement them myself.   What's your least favorite app?  What's your favorite app? This is too hard a question to answer - I don't think I even have a least favorite app! My favorite app, or at least the one I use most often, is probably Netflix. I'm also a big fan of Shazam, Pandora, and Spotify for discovering new music. 

Adam Gluck

2013 UChicago Mobile App Challenge programming intern

 

Email: adamgluck@uchicago.edu Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI Year/Program at UChicago: 3rd Year at the College App you're working on: Video Protocols   Why did you choose this app? I think video protocols has the potential to make a lot of people’s lives much easier by providing simple, easy to follow instructions for scientific research and, furthermore, has the potential to really be used in people’s day to day lives.   Why are you doing this internship?  I thought it was a great opportunity to build a really good idea that had been vetted by people who know about what makes a good app.  I also thought it would be a valuable opportunity to get experience working with knowledgeable iOS programmers.   What are your plans for the future? I’m really passionate about iPhone programming and intend to continue to make apps going forward.    What's your least favorite app?  What's your favorite app? My least favorite app… I only download good apps ;).  However, my favorite app is mailbox, because of its intuitive and easy to use interface.  Also it’s made me way better at e-mailing.

Alex Silva

2013 UChicago Mobile App Challenge programming intern

 

Twitter: @faceofmanband Hometown: Chicago Year/Program at UChicago: Masters in Computer Science App you're working on: My Roots  

Why did you choose this app?

I choose this app because I felt I could envision My Roots fulfilling a very concrete and distinct need in the medical practice. I thought it was an interesting problem to help solve. 
    Why are you doing this internship? I wanted a chance to develop a product with a team outside of a classroom setting. I wanted see how the things I had learned in class applied to a real-world project.
    What are your plans for the future?  I'm most likely moving back east to NYC. I'm fixin' to work at a start-up, hopefully something media-related...
    What's your least favorite app?  What's your favorite app? The app I use most is Soundcloud's app, which I love for aggregating and managing all my favorite sounds. Least favorite...? Safari?

 


Andrew James Zures

2013 UChicago Mobile App Challenge programming intern

 

Email: andrew.zures@gmail.com Hometown: Chino Hill, CA Year/Program at UChicago: Masters (CSPP) App you're working on: HealthSpotr   Why did you choose this app?  I chose HealthSpotr because it meets such a universal need.  I know from experience that hospital visits can be extremely frustrating.  Your mind just isn’t on the paperwork or follow-up details. I see HealthSpotr as a great way to use mobile technology to make these stressful times easier to manage.    Why are you doing this internship? Exposure to iOS development, group programming, and the software development lifecycle.  It's also a great opportunity to be working with an experienced development team on a great app idea   What are your plans for the future? I hope to get into iOS and Web development.  I love to build apps and I look forward to developing meaningful apps professionally.   What's your least favorite app? My least favorite app is Yahoo’s Fantasy Football application.  It does an adequate job of providing basic player information and roster status but fails to make the user really engage with the app.  With the right design and functionality this app could go from adequate to exceptional.   What's your favorite app? My favorite app has to be Duolingo.  It creates a unique way of learning foreign languages that embraces the convenience and power of the iPhone.  With voice recognition, phrase matching, and a “gamification” learning model, its functionality is extremely impressive. It also has a great user experience look and feel.  It combines substance, functionality, and beautiful design, and those are the things I look for in an app.