Bethlehem, PA (September 2019) - Altair Integrated Services, an IT provider of innovative consulting services and top-tier talent delivery for insurance and financial services industries completed an exciting new internship program to teach students how to develop apps.
The eight-week summer program allowed six high school graduates from Central Catholic in Allentown and a Lehigh intern to be involved in the modern application development life-cycle, giving them real-world experience as a member of a software development team. Students learned how to create a cloud-computing environment using Microsoft Azure and model data with a relational database in Azure SQL Database. In addition, they gained an understanding on how to build a Python-based web application and deployed it to Azure app services. They were able to display a SQL database in the web browser with Python, build a web app with form validation for CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations, test and debug the app to make it responsive, and finally deploy it to the cloud. Business partners met with the team to discuss the business requirements and give feedback on the app. Interns were also introduced to Microsoft Power BI—a reliable business analytics service that provides the tools needed for analyzing and sharing data—where they generated and published a report from the app database.
“Students work alongside top-level consultants with high level expertise in each subject, all of which possess over 20 years of experience.” Says Doug Redden, Managing Partner of Altair Integrated Services in Bethlehem, PA. “Altair is dedicated to giving back to the community and prides itself in training and preparing students for stimulating careers in IT and computer science”.
According to Glassdoor, the highest paying jobs for new grads include several IT positions; Data Scientists, Software Developers and Engineers, UX Designers, Java Developers and Systems Engineers. Altair is always hiring for these positions and offers an incredibly exciting career that is both and stimulating and rewarding.
About Altair Integrated Services
Altair Integrated Services is a boutique professional services firm offering IT consulting solutions and top-tier talent delivery to its clients in the insurance, financial services and private equity industries. Altair creates value by providing actionable programs, talent resources and guidance in four primary areas: Analytics and Insight, Cloud Transformation, Risk Management and Advisory Services. Located in the Northeast, Altair prides itself on its world class talent, industry specialty and exceptional customer service.
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