Capstone Blog Post #3 – Interview

Have you ever interviewed someone who works for YouTube? Well, I certainly have. In fact, I just interviewed someone who works for YouTube. For my Capstone project, I decided to interview James, a friend of my dad’s friend who works for YouTube.

At first, I couldn’t find anyone to interview. And I mean ANYONE. There weren’t many people that worked for YouTube around and if I interviewed a technology teacher, he/she wouldn’t be able to give me much information about my specific topic: YouTube. So I talked to my parents and for the first few days, they had no idea either. Then one day, my dad had an idea. If there were no people around here to interview, why no do the interview by phone so that way, we could interview someone farther away from us! And so my dad asked his friends, who then asked their friends, and soon enough, I had an interview planned.

I had my interview on a Saturday night. I called James, the person I was interviewing, and he picked up. First, I introduced myself. I said something like, “Hi, I’m Alina. My Capstone topic is YouTube and my main inquiry question is: How has YouTube evolved over time?” Then I asked him a few questions about him to get to know him. Soon, I got started into my real questions. While the interview was going on, I was recording everything so I could take notes on it later and listen back to it. The interview took about fifteen to twenty minutes.

So far, Capstone has been going really well. It’s very fun and I can’t wait for the next part of this project!

Immigration Blog Post #2 – Interview

Do you know what it’s like to get interviewed? Well, my mom surely does. Why? Because I interviewed her for my immigration project.

After I finished coming up with questions for my interview, I actually had my interview. I didn’t have much of a problem with finding a time to have my interview since I was interviewing my mom and I could see her everyday. However, my mom was also very busy everyday so I had to wait for a time when she was free. So I waited. When my mom was finally free, I interviewed her.

During the interview, I asked my mom twelve questions that were mostly open-ended. My teacher said it was best to take a video of the interview, then listen back to the video and write down the answers. So that’s exactly what I did. Only I typed the answers up instead of writing them.

Overall, the interview was a great experience! I can’t wait for the next part of this project!