Developer – Career Spotlight

Developer – Career Spotlight


What really impacts [us] the most is the things
we use everyday, our phones, applications [apps], technology, websites. Someone is building this and are the people
that are building it look like me or other people? Do they look like a diverse [different cultures]
community? A developer is someone that takes coding languages
and builds website and applications [apps]. I am a front end developer. I’m working now on HTML and CSS [code to
create websites] and really trying to improve the way that the website that I’m working
on shows up on the internet [online]. It changes everyday. There are some days that I welcome guests
from different countries who are wanting to know how to do what we do here at 18F. Other times I am sitting at my computer trying
to fix bugs [errors in a computer program], trying to center a column or make a button
look pretty. 18F is group of technologists that are in
the government. The group I’m surrounded by here at 18F
are folks who are passionate about making the U.S. Government accessible [easy for people]. They happen to be people who know how to code
and they really care. You find in government folks who are trying
to do really good things. Government is big. The government provides so many services for
the public. There is a ton to do. I really love it and and also feel overwhelmed
sometimes about that amount of work. Sometimes you’ll be told that maybe this
isn’t right for you or that coding can be tough. If you really think that building the way
that you access websites is really exciting for you, then stick with it. I think it is a very rewarding job to be able
to show the world like hey look I made this. To learn more about 18F, visit 18F.gsa.gov. And to find other exciting careers, visit
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