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Lin Xu

Northeastern University
Lin Xu achieved his Bachelor degree in 2012 and went on to work as an assistant engineer in Tianjin Locomotive Depot of Beijing Railway Bureau. At the fifth year of his work, he was offered the opportunity to be a lead Engineer. This position is a challenge; besides being responsible for the quality of the locomotive, he needs to make a whole year checking plan, revise rules of workflow, and make training plans for new trainees. The information center, used to collect locomotive running data, secure data monitoring site operation safety, was also developed at that year, so he put his efforts into designing a new rule and workflow for the workers. During that time, he faced a lot of technology problems including data analysis and design analysis platform for the worker to work with. He decided to step out of his comfort zone and dive in another word which he is curious about – Big data and Software development.

Fortunately, he received an offer from Northeastern University, College of Engineering in 2017. His major is computer system engineering. There are two required courses,Object-Oriented Design with Java and Enterprise Software Development, which opened the gate of the world of programming and gives him another opportunity to interact with this world. By a general knowledge of data analysis and programming, he got his coop job in California, which is his dream state.

The responsibility of this job is to collect data from different websites and make the data clean and easy to use. After that, he cooperates with the devop team to construct the back-end of the online system for the customer.

He will go back to University to finish his courses and graduate in December this year.

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Thursday, June 27

12:00pm PDT