Intern Spotlight – Cole Pickford

School: University of Notre Dame

Class Year: 2021

Minor/Major: Computer Science / Engineering Corporate Practice

Linkedin URL: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cole-pickford-notre-dame2021/

What is one (or some) of your favorite Quotes/Podcasts/Books?

Jacques Cousteau – “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Podcast: Noob Spearo. (Both are because I love being in the water surfing, diving, and fishing). Book: East of Eden by John Steinbeck (This book has amazing character development and the plot has many twists and turns. It also is amazing how the author managed to sneak in biblical allusions throughout the novel.)

Who is an innovator (founder, investor, businessman, scientist, etc.) that you admire?

Sean Collins – He was the inventor of Surfline which is one of the first online marine weather prediction companies. He would also invent the first live stream camera report which is something that is now used globally by surfers everyday.

Name a startup, app, or piece of technology that you’re especially fond of and why.

Camera – I love how a camera can capture memories and allows for people to relive amazing moments over and over again. I also am a visual learner so it helps me to learn from videos all the time.

What excites you about working for/with Bricleir? What are you hoping to gain from this experience?

I am looking forward to learning a new coding language as well as gaining some more knowledge in the field of web development.