It was my second summer at Quicken Loans as an IT intern that I decided to spend some more time on process improvement. With an industry interest in advanced defense technology that can automate processes, my fellow intern Matthew Brown and I began working on a revolutionary project.
Easily my most ambitious project as a young technologist, we built out a working API and physical server that could support a "smart locker." The idea was that users could request technology through a web application if their laptop was left at home or they needed a new mouse/keyboard/headset. By using the web app they would be provided with a unique PIN code tied to their company RFID. Upon scanning their badge at a locker and typing in the PIN, the smart locker would open the door to their requested device and track the users status with said device.
Due to our work on the project, we were able to present to the company's entire technology department during Quicken Loan's hack week. We were also fortunate enough to land a meeting with the Senior Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations to present our work.