Welcome to our Meet ShareProgress series! Once a week, we’ll be posting a quick profile on a member of the ShareProgress staff. This week it’s Justine Lam, our Web Developer.
- Where do you live? What do you love about it?
San Francisco (Potrero Hill). I love the amazing views all around the city, seeing the Golden Gate bridge, the skyline, all the water around us. It’s a beautiful city to live in.
- What do you do at ShareProgress?
I work on web development and some data science projects.
- What work were you doing before this that prepared you for your role here?
I’ve held 5-6 different roles and 5 different industries. My journey has been windy but has followed my interests in making a bigger impact on the world either in policy, politics or through technology. Working at ShareProgress is the perfect melding of these interests. 🙂
- What’s your favorite part of working at ShareProgress?
I love our culture and our team. There’s a lot of trust and openness at ShareProgress. We share company and personal goals on a weekly basis, we track our goals all the time and give each other high-fives when we reach them.
Also, we are always experimenting with fun ways to connect with each other as a team since some of our members are remote( i.e., a fun robot game to practice ideas of programming.)
- What’s one piece of advice you would give to a beginner web developer?
My favorite online resources to get started are:
– Team Treehouse (referral link) $25/month
– CodeAcademy (free)
Finally, to practice your JS skills, you can start creating bookmarklets with our Bookmarklet Generator. Here’s a blog post “There’s a Bookmarklet for That!” explaining how useful and powerful they are and how to create one yourself.
- What’s your favorite thing on the internet right now?
Something I like to read on the internets: http://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen
Have you used Treehouse or CodeAcademy? Let us know in the comments! And watch for the more staff profiles in the weeks to come.