The hackathons were definitely my favourite part of the work term, as you got to see groups of varying skills and experience get together, and saw what innovation projects they came up with. The hackathons also allowed me to take a minor leadership role, giving me a taste of project management. My daily work included doing research for upcoming projects or communicating with coworkers to acquire information. I would then add this information to the current project's app database or in some cases implement it directly into the app. To complete these tasks I worked with .json files and did basic programming with flutter.
I did not like my lack of a meaningful workload. At some points I felt like my work contributed to the team, however most of the time I had little work to do, or the work did not feel rewarding. I know that the full-timers tried their best to find me tasks to complete, but I just felt unneeded most of the time, or at least was not needed at these stages of product development.
By working in the Innovation Lab, I got to experience what many describe as the "tech startup work environment", such as its' open workspace and nearby foosball table. The full-timers and fellow interns were very friendly and understanding of personal issues, and were supportive throughout the work term. I have been able to gain a great working relationship with the majority of my coworkers, some that I would now call good friends.