Less than a hundred days after the first Lytro camera was shipped, I began my marketing summer internship. I knew the company was growing fast, the product was sexy, and the media was definitely taking notice. I also knew that I loved photography, was attracted by new technology, and wanted to work at a small(ish) company back in sunny California. After begging for many months that they should let me work for them, I found my seat at their shiny new Mountain View office with a completely open floor plan full of camera gear that would make any photographer drool a little. All of this, combined with a stocked kitchen, a full kegerator, and a frequently-used ping-pong table gave me confidence that I was going to have a great summer.
Along with my online acquisition and social media projects, I had a couple unexpected to-do’s I can now file under the skills section of my resume. I put together legos, taste-tested lollipops, spray painted a brown box black, tracked down fruit pies, re-assembled broken manikins, and planned a pub crawl. And this doesn’t even account for the rigorous training hours I put in on the ping-pong table and the countless living pictures I ended up taking.