Student to Web Developer – Week 11: How I Learned to Debug
Embarking on a high school co-op at U+, a as co-op web developers, has been a transformative experience for Alora Tsang and Ammar Qadir. In this week’s blog, they share their reflections on the significant tasks, challenges faced, skills developed, collaborations with colleagues, and insights gained about the industry. Their stories shed light on the intersection of web development and high school co-op experiences, offering valuable insights for aspiring developers and students entering the professional world.
Significant Tasks and Projects:
Alora Tsang kicks off the discussion by detailing her involvement in projects like the “All Hands on Deck” initiative and Project 3. These projects, including the development of a new volunteer page for the YRES website and implementing an image carousel, directly contribute to U+’s goals of improving online engagement and user experience. Alora emphasizes the importance of aligning individual tasks with the overarching organizational objectives, showcasing the strategic mindset necessary in the field.
Ammar Qadir echoes this sentiment, discussing the challenges faced when tackling various projects. Despite encountering difficulty in understanding a task, Ammar’s communication with coworkers and collaboration within the team proved pivotal in overcoming obstacles. Both Alora and Ammar highlight the significance of teamwork and effective project management in achieving organizational goals.