Published: January 28 2011

Here's something I've been meaning to do for a while: post a filtered list of worthwhile coding job openings on campus and around. Openings are going to be limited to ones that I think are awesome. As such, the list is going to be arbitrary but useful. Subscribe to the 'jobs' tag if you're interested.

Opportunity:

This is your chance. The Daily Pennsylvanian has openings in its Web Development Department this spring.

TheDP.com and its associate websites — 34st.comeventsatpenn.com, and underthebutton.com — combine to generate over 25,000 pageviews per day and thousands of dollars in ad revenue. At the DP web department, you'll work with the most pervasive content-management systems on the web, such as Drupal and WordPress. We're looking forinnovative thinkers, both developers and designers, who have familiarity with HTML, CSS, and PHP.

If you're interested, e-mail Kyle Hardgrave at [email protected] for more information.

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Source: cis-ugrad list-serv.
Pros: You're work on a website you and your friends use on a daily basis (maybe? hopefully?).  It feels good.  You learn a ton about doing web development reasonably right in a production environment.
Cons: The DP can take over your life. Also, the pay is terrible (either nothing or a couple of hundred bucks a month).  Also, there's a good chance you'll have random business people who want you to do things like help create content for advertising.
Counter-Cons: There's nothing wrong with things taking over your life, so long as they're good things. Also, the DP is a large and tight-knit community that puts together an award-winning newspaper. So there's that.
Good for: Freshmen/sophomores and anybody looking to learn/get into web development but preferring a formal structure.
How I know: Dan Getelman ran the DP website starting spring of his freshman year. He turned out all right.