Sun Dec 31 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
I had the opportunity this summer to work as a Software Engineer Intern at Optimizely. I was a frontend engineer on the Web Squad. In just 12 weeks, I met a couple of new friends, removed a major pain point for Optimizely customers, hacked on an awesome internal tool, and had the greatest summer I've ever had, right in the heart of San Francisco.
My experience at Optimizely has been phenomenal. I wanted an internship that gave me good insight on the work a full-time software engineer did and allowed me to work on meaningful projects. Optimizely was able to provide me with exactly that. During my 12 weeks there, Optimizely had an operational reorganization for engineering teams (squads!) and hired a new CEO, Jay Larson.
See accompanying Optimizely Squad swag that came with the re-org. Me on my last day of the internship. Thanks Alan, my mentor, for taking the picture!
This was supposed to be a picture of the Optimizely 2017 interns and mentors going to the Giants game, but I can't find it so :shrug:
Full article coming soon :)
With all of these parts combined, this makes up the new version of Cross-Origin Tracking for Optimizely X Web! The feature is now live on Optimizely's dashboard, but hopefully you'll never need to touch the settings!
You can find Cross-Origin Tracking settings today on the Optimizely X's account settings page
I had a lot of fun working on my project! I was given a lot of responsibility and at the end it was very rewarding. Although I was the primary engineer for this feature, it wouldn't have been possible without the help and advice from my mentor, other engineers, product managers, and my engineering manager. My Optimizely experience wasn't awesome just because of my project, but also working with my coworkers, hanging out with the other interns, hacking on an internal tool, and so much more.
This post is getting a little long, so I'll save the rest for another time. I am really grateful that Optimizely brought me out to San Francisco this summer and I will never forget this remarkable experience.