Emmanuel S. Udoh
What brought you to the Center for Technology in Government?
I have been looking for industry experience in web/software development, especially in line with my research interests in security and social informatics, and the role of information and communications technologies in government and development. The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) was highly recommended by faculty and my advisor.
What did you do prior to coming to CTG?
I have been working as a Graduate/Student Assistant at the Information Technology Services (ITS) Client Support Services Department at the University at Albany, and as the Webmaster for the Catholic Diocese of Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria.
What are your plans/goals for the future?
I am looking to explore and gain hands-on experience in as many areas in the IT world as possible as a preparation for a career in teaching, consulting, and research, after my postgraduate years. Spending this summer as an intern at CTG is a vital part of that plan.
How can CTG help you reach your goal for the future?
The projects done in the CTG internship are bound to challenge me beyond my zone of familiarity. Working on the JQuery Mobile Assessment APP project under the supervision of such seasoned mentors and professionals offers me invaluable hands-on practice in web development, data visualization, interactive design, and the use of cutting edge technology and tools, such as JQuery and D3 data visualization. Besides knowledge improvement, an opportunity to follow current research and to expand my professional network, the CTG experience will also support my growth in both team work and communication skills.