I am a Software Engineer Intern with Polycom Inc. in Denver, Colorado.
I work on developing applications to test other applications. This company has an application which is used to create and manage conference calls for corporations. Essentially, the global market has companies spread across countries. So when teams from different locations have video conferences, applications like Google + Hangout, Skype etc do not work as efficiently as they would want to.
You don’t want to have hiccups in the video chat while your CEO is sitting in a conference with the heads of different branches. Or have to have that interlaced video quality. So what our application does is, it makes the whole experience much much more clean and cheap. So we do not sell this application and the hardware accompanied to individuals, instead to large corporations.
Our hardware are also equipped to manage huge amounts of such calls. You can’t do that using your laptop. It needs special functions and systems to handle that level of complexity with such ease. Yes there is more to the Video chat than appears to be. So our application and servers both are sold to corporations like AT&T. Who use it to provide services to companies along with the phone connections they provide.
So all the internal telephone exchange that you have in your company is being handled by devices like ours. Those wires all come to our devices and make the magic happen. 🙂
I am part of the team which develops an application to test this goliath of an application using the language Java.
That’s what I do.
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