This past month team members in our LA office participated in L.A.Works SPRUCE IT UP: Garden for Environmental Education at the Daniel Webster Middle School. Daniel Webster Middle School is an LAUSD public school serving grades 6-8.
Volunteers came out to help care for and maintain the Daniel Webster School Garden, which serves to educate students about the environment and environmental inequity, as well as to provide a resource that enriches the community.
Would you like to work for a company that gives back to the community? Submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
Excited about designing websites? Enthusiastic about customer service? Committed to achieving success? We are too!
InMotion Hosting, Inc. is one of the nation’s fastest growing website hosting companies. We’re looking to fill an opening for a Web Design Project Coordinator position within our Web Design Department.
Candidates must have at least two years experience working in customer service, demonstrating outstanding communication and organizational skills. Additionally, experience with Adobe Photoshop or Creative Suite is a plus. Experience with WordPress and eCommerce platforms like OpenCart and WooCommerce is also a plus.
Your Job Is To:
• Conduct initial design interview with new clients to discuss design, functionality, and scope of project, including setting expectations.
• Coordinate entire production process between client, designer, and coder.
• Collect and organize content provided by client.
• Create account in CRM and Project Management System.
• Maintain daily communication with clients about web design project.
• Communicate accurately and thoroughly to clients.
• Ensure all documents and files are uploaded in correct destination.
What You Need:
• High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent.
• Very strong organizational skills.
• Basic understanding of web design processes and technologies.
• Exceptional customer service experience; 2+ years of customer service experience is preferred.
• Strong organizational, verbal, and written skills.
• Ability to detect and resolve problems in an efficient and timely manner.
• Experience with Dreamweaver, HTML, and WordPress. Experience with eCommerce solutions like WooCommerce is a plus.
What You Get:
• Join an energetic & successful company on the industry’s cutting edge!
• Relaxed working environment located in Virginia Beach
• Opportunity for rapid professional growth
• Free lunch Tuesdays!
To Apply: Email your resume, salary requirement & portfolio email@example.com
InMotion Hosting team members recently attended DrupalCon 2015. Let’s see what Customer Community associate Scott M. had to say about his experience.
I had the opportunity to go to DrupalCon 2015 in Los Angeles this past week. It was my second DrupalCon, my first one being in Portland in 2013. I was very excited to make the trip to see how the Drupal community has grown and what changes were made since my last visit.
The trip itself is also interesting as you start to see other people headed to DrupalCon in the various airports along the way. Sometimes you even end up sitting next to another attendee and share stories while you travel.
DrupalCons are typically much larger than the WordCamps we also attend. WordCamps happenmany times a year and in many different cities around the US, whereas DrupalCon happens once a year in the US. This time, DrupalCon was held in Los Angeles, California.
DrupalCon always kicks off with a keynote from Dries Buytaert, the founder of Drupal. Each time I see him speak he gets better and I learn more. The talk was attended by a full house of Drupal Developers, front end users, theme developers, etc. Even in the largest room of the conference center there was standing room only. Dries’ keynote was about the current state of Drupal and where it is headed for the future.
This year’s DrupalCon had over 3500 attendees, which came from all across the US and even other parts of the world. Over the five days there were 130 different educational talks for all ranges of Drupal experience. They also had several coding sessions, various social events, BOF (Birds of a feather) sessions, and of course the exhibition hall where there were around 70 different exhibitors promoting and educating.
The Drupal culture is very friendly with everyone talking to each other about their particular Drupal experience and projects. They simply tingle with excitement about sharing their knowledge. DrupalCon attendees treat each other as equals no matter how much or little experience they have.
InMotion Hosting has always believed that the work place runs at its peak efficiency and creativity when there is a diverse group of backgrounds collaborating to build better products. That’s why for the past few years, IMH has been making the push to be a pillar of support in the tech industry by supporting groups and niche organizations that want to grow in the tech field. Most recently, in the last year, we’ve partnered up with Girl Develop It, a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development in a judgment-free environment.
Inmotion Hosting recently hosted a Girl Develop It event at our Los Angeles office. Afterwards, we had a chance to sit down with Natalie Macleas, the co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Girl Develop It and talk about the organization’s goals as well as the reasons on why there is a need for groups such as Girl Develop It, especially in our times.
InMotion Hosting (IMH): What are some of the barriers to entry in the tech industry for women?
Natalie Macleas (NM): The biggest barrier is intimidation. Being the only woman in the room when all your coworkers on a development team are male builds up pressure. There is an almost, ‘imposter syndrome’ that females might feel. But GDI isn’t like that! Our name says “girl” but we have had men comes to our meetings and even teach some of our classes!
IMH: If we could be so bold – what is the need for an organization like yours?
NM: There is a daunting truth that doesn’t sit well with me. Half of the American work force is made up of women but less than a quarter of that half pursue careers in the tech industry. There has even been a 7% decrease in women pursuing computer science degrees this last year. Our organization works to empower women and get them to understand that there is not only a place for them in tech, but that we are available to help and guide them into the field.
IMH: What is the advantage for encouraging more women to build their careers in the tech industry?
NM: So many! Let me start with the personal, and then the industry advantage. Personally, for women, tech careers are the best because of the ability to work from home. Many of our members are active moms, and they find that they can pursue a solid career and manage their family much more efficiently. There is a great option for flexibility in terms of a work life balance. For the tech industry itself, I would say diversity! Studies have shown how a workplace that is inclusive of both genders are more productive and creative. Do you know of a company that wouldn’t want to be more productive and creative?