I joined PawSquad in November 2018 as the teams Junior Front-end Developer. As this would be my first developer role in my professional career, I was both nervous and excited about what the opportunity would have in store for me.
Since then I have learnt many new skills and I have had firsthand experience with Angular, Heroku, Django and more complex SASS functions. I have also adopted BEM principles throughout the CSS and is now a practise I follow religiously, even in my own personal projects.
A few examples of projects I have been involved in are:
Sprint planning, redesign and development of a new Homepage design
Transferred PawSquad’s existing blog to WordPress and customised theme
Developed the front-end of Django based SEO landing pages for targeted locations and services
Rolled out responsive transactional emails using the MJML framework
Built a dynamic “consult stories” component
Photographed two vet profile images
Fixed numerous issues reported on GitHub
As this has been my first experience working in a startup, I have learnt so much from the rest of the team and just how reactive a small, agile orientated business can be. I can definitely see myself moving onto other startups in the future and I very much enjoy the camaraderie and the fast-paced work.