One of the ways we’re able to provide software solutions at lower rates is through our apprentice program. We choose the best students to work for us, part time during the school year and full time during the summers. Libby Edwards is one of our veteran students.Libby is currently attending Taylor University and plans to graduate in May 2017 with a BS in Computer Science Digital Media.
Libby is going into her senior year, and is one of our seven senior apprentices. Libby is a great balancer – along with her work at EduSource, Libby is on the Taylor University golf team, and got married to her high school sweetheart, Nathan Edwards, in December. She loves being the only girl on the student team. Libby has a quick smile and a quirky sense of humor – when she’s not around, everyone notices.
Want to know more? Here’s a little bit about her:
Tell us about your family.
I am the baby in my family. I have three older siblings – two brothers (25 and 24) and one sister (26). In December of last year, I joined the married club in my family, so my parents had all four weddings of us kids within 3 and a half years! Last February, my niece came into the world. My mother is a nurse and my father is a Computer Engineer. My husband also goes to Taylor with me, and his major is Exercise Science. We’ve known each other since 7th grade!
What are your hobbies?
I love golfing and rollerblading.
How did you first get into programming?
My path into programming is a unique one for sure! When ending high school, I was very unsure as to what I wanted my major to be, so my dad convinced me to try computer engineering though I knew next to nothing about it. I started college at IUPUI in Indianapolis, but transferred to Taylor after one semester, which is a much better fit for me. As I met the Computer Science and Engineering profs, I realized that engineering did not excite my interests, but computer science sounded interesting, so I thought I’d give it a try. And now here I am!
Why do you work for EduSource?
Oh, definitely because of the people. I feel like the EduSource team is like my second family, and all my peer apprentices are like brothers to me. The atmosphere is just so uplifting and fun.
What have you learned most from your work at EduSource?
To give the obvious answer – how to write better code. In other class projects involving writing code, I see my group members making mistakes that I had previously overcome through working with EduSource.
What’s your favorite food?
Dessert. Does that count?
What’s your favorite movie?
The Princess Bride
What’s the most interesting place you’ve been?
In January 2015, I went to Israel for a Bible class. It was absolutely incredible to gain a mental image and to walk on the same terrain from the Bible. When reading the Bible, I often say to myself, “I’ve been there!”
Where do you most want to visit?
I’d like to go to Australia or Ecuador.
Early bird or night owl?
Not really either… But I seem to be more productive at night than in the morning.
What’s the thing you have to do in your daily life that you hate the most?
DISHES. Welcome to the married life…
What kind of books do you read?
Ever since childhood, I would always love reading Christian Fiction books. Authors like Ted Dekker are so captivating to me. And lately, I’ve started reading some theology books – I’m a big fan of C.S. Lewis.