Timeline: Oct - Dec 2015
Project Type: Internship
My Role: Frontend Developer
Skills: Web Development
In Autum quarter of 2015, I started my first internship as a Frontend Engineer Intern at KCTS9, the public television station. Being my first internship, I'm grateful the for the amount of flexibility/responsibility I was given. I'm also grateful to have been able to work with Laila Kazmi and Joseph Liu - my two bosses who really cared about making sure I got a strong learning experience from my time at KCTS9.
"I got to know Cedric when he joined KCTS as a Web production intern. He is extremely bright, works very hard, and eager to learn. He eagerly took on challenging projects and welcomed opportunities to learn new skills. He is also very respectful of team members, takes instructions well, and offers suggestions when needed. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Cedric! Given his hard work and eagerness to learn, Cedric would be a great asset to any organization that he joins!" - Laila Kazmi
While I took on many different projects (ranging from transcribing interviews to transfering pages from Drupal 6 to 7) during my internship, my main project was to build an interactive map for their high school oceanography intern program, Ocean Intern.
This was one of the first times I built a complete website and I learned everything from browser compatibility to mobile responsive break points. I know I became a much better web developer coming out of this job.
As a whole, I think I did the most I could in the time I had. But if I had more time and was responsible for the entirety of the project (ie. the design as well), here are some of the changes I would've made: