Posted Monday, June 20, 2016 under professional 1 minute read
I worked as a developer in a small, non-technical team running a tight-ship
This was a summer internship working for educational charity SCHOOLS NorthEast, a small team dedicated to connecting schools in the North East of England. I was their sole front-end developer during this time, where they maintained two websites (a news site and a jobs board) and a mailing list. I adopted work from a previous contractor, updating it and supporting the rest of the team day-to-day in improving their reach with the technology available to them, in addition to meeting their clients to understand the wider needs of users of their sites.
My primary responsibilities were to:
Key successes during this time were supporting the launch of a new jobs board in collaboration with an external agency, coaching members of staff on the implications of publishing decisions in the context of their sites’ SEO to see their search rankings increase, and providing the email marketers a with better ways to configure their templates in order to produce campaigns quicker.
I also assisted at several conferences, and I returned in the future to give advice – never a dull moment!