28 January 2011

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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.


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.

At The Daily Pennsylvanian, amazing stories start every day. Start yours today at thedp.com/join.

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.


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