Working at Awkward

I had the opportunity to work at Awkward, a digital product agency in The Netherlands for my 2019 Summer Internship. This was an amazing experience where I was able to work alongside senior Developers and experienced Designers to build multiple powerful client facing products.

Throughout the summer I was pushed and challenged in every aspect of my skills and walked away as a much more refined developer.

Awkward's Office

Goal of Internship

Prior to arriving at Awkward, I set some personal goals for myself so that I had clear objectives on what I wanted to improve on and accomplish. Of these goals, my main priority involved improving my abilities with React.

Concepts Learned

For this project I used React, but many different Javascript libraries could've been used, and even vanilla Javascript could have been easily implemented. I chose to use React because of its ease of use and the ability to smoothly manipulate states without having to re-render the pages.

GraphQL was mainly chosen because I wanted to improve my abilities with it, but also because their server performance is extremely fast, and I knew there wouldn't be any wait time. To publish the application, I hosted it through Netlify, because its easy, free and how I've hosted many of my projects.

Coffee By Benjamin

I normally work through coding projects and logic by creating lists like above. Here I've written down some necessary elements that my program needs to find a solution for. I also note a few complications that arose once my app was up and running.

Coffee By Benjamin Project

My Contributions

I still have a few features I would love to implement with this project. I'd really like to update the background images so that they display based on what the weather status currently is, so that the application has the feel of the weather they're currently experiencing. I also have plans to create secondary zip-codes, so the user can click back and forth between two locations and compare the weather.

Walter Note

I normally work through coding projects and logic by creating lists like above. Here I've written down some necessary elements that my program needs to find a solution for. I also note a few complications that arose once my app was up and running.

Walter Note Application

My Contributions

I still have a few features I would love to implement with this project. I'd really like to update the background images so that they display based on what the weather status currently is, so that the application has the feel of the weather they're currently experiencing. I also have plans to create secondary zip-codes, so the user can click back and forth between two locations and compare the weather.