Last week, my partner and I began working with American Express and we were given a preliminary project to familiarize ourselves with Parse. Parse is a way to store data outside of a web page or app and use that data where needed. When we first started, both my partner and I were utterly lost because we never had to teach ourselves something brand new from just looking at the documentation. But after the first week , on Monday, we finished our prelim project and began our actual project. I’m particularly grateful to my mentors at the internship for giving us a prelim project, because now that we’ve begun the actual project and we already know how to use parse, we’ve hit the ground running and have made incredible progress over the course of the week.