I just finished my second week at ImageX, and my excitement level has barely dropped since I began. I hit the ground running, drafting a social media strategy and learning Drupal SEO optimization all within the first week. At some offices the adjustment period might be stressful or overwhelming, but the atmosphere at ImageX was immediately welcoming and lighthearted. I am still blown away by the passion and talent of the team, but more than anything it is attitude that sets ImageX apart. The entire group is extremely down to earth, and mixes just the right amount of fun and humour into their work.
I began at ImageX at a very exciting time for the company. Not only were the Canucks on one of their most promising playoff runs in recent memory (something hard to forget at this office of avid fans) but ImageX was also about to release Launch Kit. I have been developing websites since elementary school, and the promise of Launch Kit was immediately exciting to me. Streamlining the web development process can be tricky, but Launch Kit throws out the idea that anyone wants templates, and allows smaller businesses to afford websites with professional, custom designs and a powerful content management system. For more information you can follow Launch Kit on Facebook and Twitter.
Between working hard, making friends, and learning a ton, I haven’t had a lot of time to reflect until now, but the one thing that has consistently struck me during my first weeks at ImageX is how much fun I am having. From the team lunches and impromptu foosball games to interacting with the Drupal community, workdays at ImageX have been an absolute blast.
As the new summer intern at ImageX you will be hearing a lot more from me over the next few months through Facebook, Twitter, and the IXM blog. During the winter I am a fourth year student at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, pursuing a Combined Major in Business and Computer Science, but during the summer I am able to dive head first into web projects at ImageX.
I’m looking forward to interacting with all of you, and would love to hear your feedback on what you like and don’t like, and what you would like to see more of in our posts. You can reach me on Twitter @Michael_One, leave a comment below or send me an michael [at] imagexmedia [dot] com (email).