This summer IT-oLogy has had the opportunity to work with many great interns, each with their own sets of interests, skills, and goals. We are happy to introduce them to the blog and hope that the information technology community will welcome them as talented students and future IT professionals. Introducing our second “Meet the IT-oLogy Interns” feature, Kevin Rabinovich!
School: A. C. Flora High School
When did you first get interested in IT? How? My dad first introduced technology and programming to me in first grade.
How did you find out about IT-oLogy? I found out about IT-oLogy through a program called BDPA (an organization, that, apart from other things, teaches programming and hosts an annual national competition), whose Greater Columbia chapter meets at IT-oLogy.
What parts of IT are you interested in? Why? I’m interested in web and iOS development, as well as graphic design, at the moment, because combining both programming and design can make something that doesn’t just work, but functions beautifully and efficiently.
Why do you think IT is important? I think IT is important because it’s everywhere! And though not everyone needs to be a programmer, everyone should at least be exposed to coding, because not only does it teach you “how to think” (as Steve Jobs said), but also, how would you know that you don’t like programming if you’ve never tried it? Plus, it’s not nearly as complicated as it sounds.
Who has helped you get involved in IT? My dad, because, as I mentioned earlier, he introduced me to programming.
How does IT affect your day to day life? I recently ditched bringing certain materials to school in place of just a tablet. Now, I use it every day to record assignments, do research, and play 2048.
Where would you like to work someday? In what position? Someday, I think I would like to work at a design studio, maybe doing typographic illustrations. I really admire Sagmeister & Walsh, The Great Discontent, and Jessica Hische particularly.
What are your plans for after high school? My plans after high school are to major in something that will allow me to continue pursuing both graphic design and computer programming.