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Summer Recap With Bryn Mawr Tennis' Lizzie Siegle

Summer Recap With Bryn Mawr Tennis' Lizzie Siegle

For Lizzie Siegle, 2016 has been a pretty terrific year so far. The rising junior tennis star earned Second Team All-Centennial Conference honors following a prolific spring campaign, and was also named to the Seven Sisters All-Tournament Team. However, the accolades did not stop there, as Siegle continued impressing off the court as well. In particular, Siegle has spent her summer gaining valuable experience in the world of technology, programming, and startups. She worked this summer for a company called PubNub, a San Francisco-based tech company that helps customers develop and operate realtime apps using a Data Stream Network. Sounds complicated, right? How about we let her share her story in her own words instead! 

 "I've been developing iOS, web, and Android apps this summer and blogging about how to make them. Some apps include d a realtime data visualization of Warriors basketball tweets, a heart rate tracker and data visualization monitor with a Raspberry Pi, a Pokemon Go map, and a data visualization of tweets about the upcoming election."   

 "I also organized a ping pong meetup for local interns and engineers in San Francisco at the office, gave tech talks at Google SF for a SFHTML5 meetup group, at Square for a WomEng college edition meetup, and at Yelp for Women who Code and PyLadies. I also gave workshops on how to use PubNub (my company) at Spectra, a women's hackathon I helped organize, and a modified presentation to a group of high schoolers from Twitter's Girls who Code Summer Immersion program."

"I spent a week at Twitter HQ a few blocks away from my office for an intensive college Android development program with fifteen other rising college juniors. Other than that, I've spent almost all of my time at PubNub. I'm so fortunate and grateful for the CTO, the evangelism, marketing, and engineering teams, and the amazing mentorship I've received. I love being a developer evangelist intern because I get to hone my computer science skills as well as my English minor skills. It's a great mix of programming, writing, organizing events, and talking with other techies."
Head Bryn Mawr tennis coach Doanh Wang is pretty thrilled with how Lizzie's summer went as well. "I love how Lizzie identifies as an Athlete as Bryn Mawr College! It's inspiring to see her use her identity as an athlete to push herself to excel in her academic and professional pursuits."

It has certainly been a unique and beneficial experience for Siegle this summer, who is majoring in Computer Science. She and the rest of the Owls tennis team will return to action this fall for their non-traditional season before gearing up for the full spring campaign!