When I joined Sabre, I was quite excited and nervous at the same time because it was going to be my first experience in the corporate world. Six months later, I am glad that I chose Sabre to start my corporate journey.
Our internship journey commenced with a 3 week-long ’Intern Boot Camp 2022’ which was held virtually owing to the pandemic, where various sessions were conducted by Sabre leaders to familiarize us with various tools and technologies which we would require in our day-to-day work. Along with these technical sessions, we also had various fun activities that fostered communication, collaboration and team building skills amongst the interns, who had come from various colleges across the country.
At the end of the Intern Boot Camp, a hackathon was organized, where we were required to submit our hacks with a working code along with a demo at the end of the event. So, after three days of working on the hack along with my team ‘Bon Voyage’ we got an opportunity to demo it in front of our senior leaders. We were elated that we secured the 3rd position in the hackathon, even though we were shooting for first 🙂
After the Intern Boot Camp, I started working as a Software Developer with the GetThere team . GetThere is Sabre’s corporate travel booking platform which serves millions of business travelers in over 100 countries. My Director and my Manager ensured I feltat ease in the team. I can’t thank my colleagues enough for being so helpful and supportive. Several knowledge transfer sessions were conducted by experts within the GetThere team, which helped me better understand the capabilities of the platform, its architecture, processes, services etc.
I recently started working on Odyssey, which is GetThere’s Release Management tool, and my work revolves around developing new features and UI enhancements. Apart from this, our Director and Manager gave GetThere interns an opportunity to work on an exciting project called LEAP (Loyalty Exchange Accelerator Platform) where we got a chance to work on Blockchain technology! We worked on this project from scratch and developed a model to offer loyalty points on travel/hotel bookings, which can be redeemed to get a discount on the passenger’s next flight or hotel booking. This was developed to promote frequent travel by awarding the frequent travelers with loyalty points which could be redeemed later. We modeled this feature using Hyperledger Iroha which is a business blockchain framework, designed for infrastructure projects that need distributed ledger technology. During this project we had weekly meetings scheduled with our Director and Manager, where we brainstormed together on the LEAP Project, and I felt incredibly lucky that I got a team where my leaders allowed me to speak my mind and where all my suggestions were heard. Working on a new technology and a new project from scratch gave me the confidence that I belong here in the Software world, and now I can take up any challenge that is presented before me in the future!
I am extremely fortunate that I can learn and explore something new at Sabre every day. Work, development, learning, innovation, and joy all come together at Sabre! I am excited to continue my corporate journey with Sabre and help shape the future of travel.