rainier ababao reads and writes

Going to London for four months

In about 52 hours I’ll get into Heathrow Airport in the UK. Starting next week, I’ll be an engineering intern at Desktop Genetics, a hot bioinformatics startup in London focused on a machine learning and data engineering SaaS for CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing.

Starting out as a biochemistry major in college, realizing my love for genetics and later on when I became a computer science major, love for thinking in abstractions and thusly my potential as a software engineer, I don’t think I could have picked up a more exciting opportunity than to intern at a company specializing at the intersection of my first and second loves.

I’m incredibly grateful and lucky for all of the people and experiences I’ve had so far that have led me to this point, and can’t wait to write code that can make an impact on the world.

Living in a foreign country in a continent I’ve never been to shall also be an adventure.

See you soon, London.