All good things must come to an end, it seems, and so we must bid goodbye today to our summer intern, Andrew McConachie. It seems only a short while since Andrew joined our team in May, but in that time he’s done a huge amount of work for our team.
Here’s a quick list of some of the ways he contributed over the past three months:
- Andrew wrote around 60 pieces of content for our site in the form of resource pages, static pages and 20 blog posts with an additional 2 posts to be published next week. Some of his posts were quite in depth such as his recent post about certificate transparency and DANE. He got very much into the spirit of how we operate and even brought us some new and different angles such as today’s post about BGP hijacking and bitcoin.
- We used his post about spoofing of IP addresses to launch our new Anti-spoofing section of our website.
- He helped us a great deal with getting some of the new IPv6 case studies and other information together for the World IPv6 Launchiversary back in June.
- He spent time analyzing our new “Start Here” page and identifying where we have some gaps to fill – and filling some of those gaps.
- As part of that, he built out our initial audience pages for government regulators and representatives – we still have a good bit more content to fill in there, but he gave us a good start.
- He also developed some scripts that helped analyze our site and find all the “resource” pages we have published that weren’t linked from other pages, allowing us to then make all the pages flow better together.
He also did a good bit of work behind the scenes, too, in some ways you wouldn’t know, including:
- Refactoring the code behind our DNSSEC deployment maps so that it is closer to being ready to be made publicly available.
- Helping us test some new tools for issue and project tracking.
… and many other ways. We were quite impressed by Andrew’s ability to jump into some of our topics that are admittedly a bit off the regular IT path and rapidly come up to speed to the point where he could write very well about them.
And now as he heads off for a couple of weeks of enjoying the summer before he heads back to the Berkeley School of Information we do wish him all the best!
You may still see him around here from time to time, though… a couple more of his posts are scheduled to appear and he may contribute from time to time in the future. Meanwhile, you can also keep up with him through his blog and open source software.
Thanks, Andrew, for a great summer of work and for your passion around keeping the Internet open – best wishes with whatever lies ahead!
P.S. If you would be interested in being an intern with our program in the future, please contact our director, Chris Grundemann.