Meet MusicBot

So, weeks 1 and 2 of RedLabs was a major success. It’s been great getting to know the other engineers and the business. But the greatest thing is getting to code all day. This concept is new to me, as coding has always been something I had to squeeze into my schedule. It’s almost unbelievable that this is what I’m supposed to be doing all day. I almost feel like I’m getting away with something.

After some orientation meetings early in the first week, we sat down with the RedLabs team leader and worked out our first projects. Myself and two other interns picked to work on building a Slackbot that would allow anyone in the office to easily collaborate on the music that plays in the office during the day. Read MoreMeet MusicBot

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Ugh, was February 5th really my last post? There goes my New Year’s Resolution of blogging regularly. Well anyway, I feel like I have a good excuse this time…

The last month-and-a-half have been a crazy-awesome learning experience for me. I wanted to take some time to reflect on this time, as it has been very exciting.

It all started at the January Philadelphia JavaScript Developers Meetup. After the presentations, we were hanging out at a nearby bar/restaurant. Usually, I don’t really know anyone at these meetups, so I try to make an effort to sit with someone I don’t know, tell my story, and ask for advice. Read MoreHangify