I’ve just finished my master degree in IT at TELECOM Nancy, and my internship at INRIA. I was wondering if I preferred to continue studying in thesis, or to start looking for a job. As you may have guessed, I chose the latter, and after a month I finally found a job offer I appreciated at marmelab.
I started programming in PHP a long time ago, and developed many projects on my own. But I never really shared them. Marmelab is the opportunity for me to work in a domain I like, and to learn in depth how to create and manage web projects.
My first weeks here at marmelab are focused on a specific training to quickly get lots of new skills. First, I worked on uptime, the open-source remote monitoring application written in Node.js, to add support for a WebPageTest poller.
After a week of development, the project’s GitHub repository is now released, with an open-source license. Marmelab has given me the responsibility of maintaining the project. People already started to give feedback. That’s the opportunity for me to discover another facet of the work: learning to maintain and manage a open-source project.
I am very satisfied of these first two weeks, it is very interesting to learn new technologies, and to produce something the community is interested in. I have already started to work on my next assignment: improving tests performance on a big symfony cmf application. I am also thinking about improvements for the PHPCR Browser, so expect commits on this project soon!