Our first-ever Intern Night Live

Just a week after the last group of summer interns arrived, we hosted their official welcome to the company at Intern Night Live. The event featured founder Stephen Cohen, who shared how his own experience as an intern at Clarium Capital led to the founding of Palantir.

The event was like Palantir Night Live—complete with signature mini-sliders and a speaker—but with a few twists. Our very own Internal Tools Developer Shane Knapp set the stage, spinning a DJ set as interns completed a trivia challenge and chatted with current Palantirians.

Ari Gesher, Senior Software Engineer and Palantir veteran, outlined the history of the company for the interns, touching upon both the finer points of the development of Palantir’s software and the history of the offices in Palo Alto. Did you know one of our buildings was the birthplace, of the programming language we now know as Java?

The night came to a close with a raffle and the interns left their mark by signing one of the Palantir walls.