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‘Easy to code doesn’t mean easy to use’ and other lessons learned in web app development

“I have no idea what I’m doing.” – Me, on my first day at MediaMath While I had worked on dozens of software development projects for my computer science classes, I didn’t bring any web development experience to the table when I joined MediaMath’s Global Business Systems (GBS) team. GBS builds and maintains Knox, an internal-facing web app whose purpose is the standardization and automation of MediaMath’s financial processes. I needed to get up to speed on web development pronto. The biggest surprise to me was learning how multifaceted and multidisciplinary the field of web development is. Just wrapping my […]

Developer Boot Camp – Part 2: What I learned & what I built at developer boot camp.

// 06.04.2014 // Culture

Editor’s Note: In October 2013, Felix Thea had been working at MediaMath for 4.5 years and was ready for a career transition. He informed his manager that he was resigning from his position as Product Manager in order to attend App Academy, where he would train to become a developer. MediaMath wasn’t about to let Felix go without a fight Instead of an outright resignation, MediaMath and Felix agreed that upon successful completion of the course, Felix would interview for a role on the UI & Apps Team. On January 27, 2014, after 12 weeks of intensive study, Felix rejoined MediaMath’s […]

Developer Boot Camp – Part 1: Why I chose to go to boot camp

// 05.28.2014 // Culture

Editor’s Note: In October 2013, Felix Thea had been working at MediaMath for 4.5 years and was ready for a career transition. He informed his manager that he was resigning from his position as Product Manager in order to attend App Academy, where he would train to become a developer. MediaMath wasn’t about to let Felix go without a fight Instead of an outright resignation, MediaMath and Felix agreed that upon successful completion of the course, Felix would interview for a role on the UI & Apps Team. On January 27, 2014, after 12 weeks of intensive study, Felix rejoined […]