Meet the Team: Erin Mooney

  • Apr 17, 2018
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Q.    How did you get started here?

My previous job was a dead-end. I knew I had to move on, so I decided to start window shopping on Indeed. The first result of my search was ten24. I quickly updated my resume, applied, and got the job before I got my printed resumes. It seemed like it could be the perfect job, in the perfect location, with the perfect team — and it is.

Q.    How long have you been working here?

I’ve been with ten24 for about six months now.

Q.    What exactly is it that you do here?

I am a front-end web developer. I tell my grandmother that I make websites pretty, which is the easiest way to describe it.  I am part of the front-end team for Slatwall and Mura support. I also get to do some UX design, as well as connect with our outside vendors and freelancers. 

Q.    What do you enjoy most about your job?

I enjoy working on tasks that blur the lines between design and development. Getting to be involved throughout a project is really fun for me.

Q.    How did you get started?

I first started my career in graphic design. While on the job, I taught myself front-end development using CSS/SASS and HTML. I really enjoyed applying my attention to detail to a technical world.

Q.  What’s the biggest/hardest project you’ve ever worked on?

At one of my previous positions, we built our own project management tool using React, which was a language and structure I had never worked with, so that was a real challenge.

Q. Best resource you have found for work?

I have a weekly email subscription to Responsive Design Weekly, which I really like.  There’s a lot of code snippets in there. That’s how I learn about new techniques and keep up with the latest changes.  I also like to go on LinkedIn Learning and Lynda.com. I’m solid in Styling, so right now I’m working on improving my abilities with Javascript.

Q.  What’s the most challenging part about being a developer?

Keeping up with everything, but it’s a good challenge in a way, because in this field if you don’t keep up you will fall behind and not be relevant anymore. It’s important to keep up with trends and changing platforms.  

Q.  How do you think your field will change in the next decade?

A lot will change, I’m sure. Things are going to be faster than ever.  I have seen some front-end development things that might be changing, for example, responsive text.  There is always something better coming out.

Q.  Are you a coffee drinker?

Every good developer is a coffee drinker.

Q.  Do you have any advice for future developers?

Start early and realize that learning doesn't end at graduation.

Q.    If you had to code with one language, what would that be?

SASS (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets) I love it! It makes writing CSS a lot faster and easier, and most of all, easier to maintain.  

Q.  How do you spend your free time?

Anybody that knows me, knows I can usually be found at the rock climbing gym.  I love it because It’s really fun and it requires every part of your being. Most people think you just have to be strong, which is true, but you also have to be flexible, have good endurance, good grip strength, and most importantly have the mental strength.

Q.  Favorite movie?

I don’t know if I have a favorite, but my go-to comfort movie is Sleepless in Seattle. My favorite actor of all time is Tom Hanks.

Q.  Favorite snack from the kitchen?

I haven’t been indulging in any snacks from the kitchen lately, but I do enjoy a piece of chocolate at the end of the day.

Q.  Do you have a nickname?

Moonshine.

Q.  Favorite restaurant?

There was a restaurant in Paris, La Boîte aux Lettres, where I had the most amazing chicken, which is weird to rave about chicken.

Q.  What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

When I was a freshman in college I did have to work a summer at Walmart as a cashier. That was bad.

Q.  If you weren’t a developer, what job do you think you would have?

I’ve always said if I could go back and do it over, I would go into animation.  I’m obsessed with Pixar movies.

Q.  Favorite Video Game

I don’t really play video games.

Q.  Dream vacation?

There are many different places I want to go, but for my next trip, my boyfriend and I are planning a scuba diving trip somewhere tropical and warm. We are both scuba certified. My favorite place I have been so far was in Glocester where we witnessed our instructor go lobstering.

Q.  What is your favorite internet cat celebrity?

Simon’s Cat.

Q.  Delivery or D’Giorno’s?

Homemade

*Photo taken at Central Rock Gym in Worcester, MA. https://centralrockgym.com/


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