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By Brandon Hall

Our summer interns hail from all over the United States, with some flying from the far corners of the country to get to TWR’s U.S. base of operations in Cary, N.C. Not so for Daniel Jacobs, who grew up nearby and continues to live just a few minutes away from the office.

Daniel is a rising junior studying Computer Engineering at Cedarville University. While he’s sticking close to home for the summer, his remote programming work with the IT Department will reach as far as South Africa.


Q: How did you hear about TWR?

I knew a couple TWR employees who go to my local church and learned about it from them.


Q: Why did you choose to pursue an internship at TWR specifically?

I was seeking ways I could develop relevant skills as a computer engineering student while also serving in missions, using my talents and skills for the advancement of God’s kingdom.


Q: What do you feel your calling is, and how does this summer fit into that?

I am primarily called to make disciples, but I also feel called to serve as a computer engineer in whatever capacity I can, in any opportunity I’m presented with. I don’t feel called to go out of the country, but rather to aid those who are going while also making disciples here at home.


Q: What kinds of projects will you be working on over the summer?

I’m programming for the Kiwi SDR (software-defined radio) project.


Q: What challenges have you faced so far in your internship, and how have you overcome them?

The project involves a lot of programming in python, HTML, and JavaScript. Previously, I only knew python. I had much difficulty understanding and contributing to the Kiwi project for the first week or two; however, after spending lots of time researching and testing HTML and JavaScript code, I’ve learned quite a bit and have been able to make some good progress on the project.


Q: What are you looking forward to learning or doing during your time here?

I’m looking forward to continuing to learn and develop my skills, as well as getting to know the other interns and employees at TWR. I’ve really enjoyed the time I've gotten to spend with them so far, and I love the chance to serve alongside each of them.


Q: What are your plans after you graduate?

I don’t have specific plans yet, but, God willing, I hope to live somewhere on the East Coast and work at an engineering firm or missions organization.


Q: What’s a fun or unusual fact about yourself?

I am the 2017 Cedarville Intramural Cornhole (also known as Bean Toss and Soft Horseshoes) champion!


Brandon Hall is a 21-year-old writer from central North Carolina living in and only by the grace of God. Born with a passion for communication and the arts, his outlets include creative writing, musical theater and competitive speech and debate. He is currently a junior at Regent University pursuing a major in Communication Studies.