Written By: Deven Labovitch, CIS Major, Class of 2020
This past summer I interned with athenahealth in Watertown. athenahealth makes Cloud-based software for hospitals, clinics and individual doctors. I worked in the Network Operations Center (NOC). The NOC monitors athena’s environments (production, staging, development, etc.) Within these environments are servers, databases, firewalls, vpns, routers, switches and much more.
I also helped facilitate weekly change control meetings of 20+ co-workers to monitor and document changes to business infrastructure. These meetings ensure that teams all changes are approved, accounted for and executed properly.
Outside of my assigned tasks I spent time learning about the IT world through collaborating with teams/resources around me, and attending conferences. I learned about concepts such as breaking up a monolith into microservices, DevOps (CICD), Cloud Computing, infrastructure as code, AI, container orchestration, load balancing, Node.js and more.