Words of Advice From One Intern to Another: Patrick Weston
Current team member and former intern Patrick Weston shares some useful insights with future Palantir interns.
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Patrick is a whole brain thinker — he can both spot when a design is off by a few pixels and when back-end code is more complex than it needs to be. As a front-end developer at Palantir, he enjoys the perfect intersection the web provides between people, design and code. Patrick received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.
If Patrick could describe himself in three words, they would be upbeat, steadfast, and logical. What excites him most about the web is that it's a platform that allows ideas to freely flow. He was inspired as a young kid by the amount of information he could learn from the internet, and he’s excited to help shape a web that's more open and accessible to all. Patrick’s secret weapon is baked goods. He really appreciates the scientific nature of baking, following directions and measuring specific amounts. He is half convinced that he was offered a full time position after his internship at Palantir because he brought in baked goods.