Wins University Of Bath Departmental & Faculty Placement Award

June 10, 2013 in Activism, Afterhours, Community Internship, Community Marketing, Intern Advice, Intern Guide, Intern Training, Personal, Politics, Prizes, Slideshow, University of Bath


Insight Of An Intern has been awarded both the departmental and faculty placement award by the University of Bath. 

I’m absolutely over the moon about this; not just because it’s a lovely accolade, but because it mean that this blog may help present and future interns in their experiences.

Thank you to everyone who continues to support

The 10gen Penguin Challenge

August 15, 2012 in 10gen, Guest Post, Intern Guide, Introduction, London Living, Pictures, Prizes

Most workplaces have their own ‘traditions’, from company lunch days to initiation tasks. 10gen is no different…

Just when I thought they couldn’t throw anything more wonderfully odd my way, I found myself sat in the office, filming as one of our new Senior Account Managers attempted to eat 15 penguins in seven minutes.

The 10gen London ‘Penguin Challenge’ is notorious in the office, though I am still struggling to find anyone who can explain the potential gain for completing it – I know it has something to do with getting consulting time allocated.

Here, in his own words, our brave challenger recounts his experience:

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Just a Quickie

August 3, 2012 in 10gen, Community Internship, Hackathon, London Living, MongoDB, Pictures, Prizes

Since I’m in the middle of a write-up guide on covering letters, I may not have the chance to post much today – just time for a quickie.

I wanted to share something which got me all excited this morning. 

10gen recently sponsored a hackathon here in London, and as part of that we are sending some pretty snazzy prizes to the seven winners…

It’s sad how happy this pile of gadgetry makes me.

Winners get a Kindle, MongoDB mercy and a handwritten letter by yours truly (ignore my handwriting).

I got a lot of joy out of ordering these and putting the packages together – though probably not as much as the winners will get when they get their post. This kind of task is part of the reason I love community marketing so much – it’s a two way street.