Today’s post come from Christopher who has recently joined our team as a work experience developer – Enjoy!
My name is Christopher, and in June 2016 I was lucky enough to have the wonderful experience of doing work experience for a week at Rome2rio.
I am currently completing year ten at John Monash Science School. I’m interested in IT, maths and science, and in my spare time, I enjoy programming, making music, gaming and wasting my time on the internet.
During my work experience, I was given a variety of tasks around the company, so that I got a good feel of how all the different roles come together to form Rome2rio. I was involved in adding and verifying data for the content team, some PR work, and some coding.
On Thursday I was given a mock interview by Miles in which I was asked some coding questions and had to work through them, explaining my thought process, how the code works, and what problems I had on a whiteboard. The task was hard at first, but I think I did well once I got the hang of it.
Throughout the week I was introduced to many people working as freelancers and at other startups and was given a brief overview of how the architecture of Rome2rio works. I also attended as many meetings as I could, and gave a presentation about myself and my thoughts about Rome2rio so far at the weekly team meeting on Wednesday.
The week was a really exciting experience, as I had never experienced working in a traditional workplace, let alone in a coworking environment like Inspire9. The team at Rome2rio and the rest of Inspire 9 are a very friendly group of people, and I really felt valued by them during my time there. If I had the opportunity I would definitely do it again, and I would highly recommend doing this if anyone else gets the chance in the future.
I’d like to thank Marty for such a brilliant mentor during the week, as well as the rest of the Rome2rio team for making my work experience so enjoyable.