Programming Internship at Inwatec
Three weeks ago Mikkel Pavia Hansen joined us for a three months internship within his ‘automationsteknolog’ studies at UCL Odense. As an automation technician, Mikkel is about to become an expert in automating processes through programming and robotics. Therefore we are pleased Mikkel has decided for us to gain first practical experiences in software programming for Inwatec machines.
Mikkel is 29 years old and was born and raised in Odense. After finishing his HTX education he worked as a bartender and waiter in different places in Odense for more than five years before he started having issues with his knee. Affected by this he switched to a completely new field and started working at DD2 – the Danish Center for Strategic Research in Type 2 Diabetes – as an assistant for three months. When he then started his studies as an Automation Technician at UCL he continued his work at DD2 as a student worker. He was involved in everything imaginable from collecting record data, to updates of databases to the accommodation of new data as well as its extraction from various documents.
As one of his classmates has heard about Mikkel’s passion for programming he mentioned Inwatec as a possibly interesting company for the compulsory three months internship and that is how Mikkel’s attention was brought to our open positions. Three months in he is in the process of implementing an inverter control function from one project to another next to setting up a Raspberry Pi to scan barcodes via a USB-connected camera. Throughout his tasks, he is closely working together with our software engineer Tudor.
“I think it’s really interesting that there’s so much different programming required. I really look forward to the next few months working here, putting all the knowledge to use, learning a lot of new things as well and seeing what it’s like to work in this field.”
In his spare time, Mikkel enjoys playing badminton with his girlfriend twice a week and tries to improve his electronic tinkering skills on smaller projects. Since his late teenage years, he loves cooking and currently has a thing for ramen which is why a lot of his spare time consists of watching videos on how to make the different parts of ramen in order to cook it to perfection.
We are happy to have you here, welcome Mikkel!
Would you like to become part of Inwatec? Check out our open positions and send your application!