Every summer Karsun embeds interns in our Innovation Center to work alongside our technology experts, prototyping solutions to support our customers. Mayank Tamakuwala, a member of the 2022 cohort, worked on the Karsun Kollaborate digital workplace project and the Innovation Center’s Synthetic Data Portal. In the brief interview below, he describes his experience and internship projects.

First, please tell us about yourself.

Hello Folks! I’m Mayank Tamakuwala, a junior Computer Science student at California State University Long Beach pursuing my Bachelors degree. I like solving Rubik’s Cube and their kinds and watching mystery movies in my free time.

Could you share a little bit about the project you worked on as part of this internship?

I worked on two projects over my internship period, Kollaborate and Synthetic Data Portal. The main task in the Kollaborate project was to update the react and react-flow-renderer library, convert class component files into functional components, and update the existing code to the current format of coding in React to make the code modernized and readable to other users. My part while working on Synthetic Data Portal was to create UI components for the web application and also to generate the fake seed data for Personal Identifiable Information (PII) fields using the Faker library. The UI components were developed using React framework and AWS Amplify library. This project aimed to generate synthetic data by training ML models with anonymizing PII data using Faker and Synthetic Data Vault (SDV) for Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence use cases.

What was it like working with the Karsun Innovation Center?

The aspect of KIC that I liked the most was the “Show, Don’t Tell” session that was held every other Friday. During this session, everyone showed their work and the progress they had made over the previous two weeks, discussed any obstacles they had encountered, and discussed the libraries, services, and programming languages they were utilizing to get the job done. The fact that Karsun encourages and supports its workers in obtaining cloud certification in Amazon Web Services for the advancement of their careers is another thing I admire.

Karsun taught me more technical skills, which is what I value most about it. My entry into the field of machine learning was made possible by the Synthetic Data Portal project that I worked on. I also learned more about AWS services, including their relevance to the modern economy and how they may be used.

Mayank was mentored by Hari Narayanan, Director, Karsun Innovation Center Solution Practice.

Karsun Solutions, the Enterprise Modernization Experts, announced the rollout of Konnect Anywhere. Konnect Anywhere is an employee-centric approach to today’s adapting work environment with an emphasis on collaboration, innovation, and delivery excellence.  This new approach enables multiple options for Karsun employees. Team members may remain remote, utilize Karsun collaborative workspaces in Northern Virginia, continue onsite support for specific customers or use a hybrid approach.

The Karsun Solution Headquarters is scheduled to re-open as a collaborative space in September 2021. Employees opting to spend part of their time in the office may reserve workstations using a hoteling tool included as part of the Karsun Konnect employee app. Teams may also reserve collaborative spaces. Video conferencing-equipped rooms include access to digital workplace tools created by the Karsun Innovation Center (KIC) designed to support mixed remote and in-person teams.

Karsun Teams have been remote since March 2020. Over the past year, Karsun invested heavily in digital workplace innovations to support its new remote-friendly environment. The Konnect Anywhere initiative represents a long-term commitment to supporting flexible, remote work for modern software development, cloud and data solution teams. It is also an extension of the 2021 #GrowWithKarsun program, an employee-centered professional development initiative. This program, when combined with the new Konnect Anywhere initiative, allows team members in any location to share and participate in Innovation Town Halls, Karsun Academy training workshops and Practice Areas lead by experts embedded with frontline delivery teams.

As part of this commitment Karsun will also continue its virtual recruiting program. As one of the region’s fastest growing companies it is hiring nationwide for both IT and development roles. From job fair to interview a Talent Acquisition specialist will guide prospective candidates throughout the virtual recruitment process.

Karsun currently hosts several Virtual National Open House events throughout the year. Prospective team members may receive information about upcoming virtual events by registering for the Talent Community located at KarsunCareers.com. Candidates may also browse the careers site for positions ranging from Full Stack Developer to Cloud Data Architect.

About Karsun Solutions

Karsun Solutions Konnect Anywhere

Karsun Solutions is a fast-growing, innovative, enterprise modernization firm recently named a Technology Industry Top Workplace and one of the Best Places to Work in Washington D.C. Its teams deliver modern software development, cloud and data solutions to customers at government agencies such as DHS, FAA and GSA. The Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Washington Business Journal, and Inc. all recognize Karsun Solutions among the fastest-growing companies in the Washington, D.C. region. It is an established firm with a DCAA Approved Accounting System and CMMI Level 5 – DEV appraisal, plus both the AWS Government Competency and AWS Migration Competency designations. It also holds ISO 9001, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001 certifications.