Exploring Careers

I'm a Senior Front-End Developer at Core Digital Media—Here's What I Do Every Day

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Today, we chatted with Adam Davidson, Senior Front-End Developer at Core Digital Media, about what his job actually entails.

Read on to learn more about his story, then check out Core Digital Media’s offices and see how you can land a great new gig of your own.

Describe your job as if you were talking to a fifth grader.

I take abstract concepts and turn them into something you can touch and interact with.

What's the first thing you do when you wake up?

I take a shower, have a cup of coffee, tend to my cats, and then glance at my emails. I check the severity of the subject to make sure nothing is on fire. This helps me gauge what type of day it's going to be.

Why do you do what you do?

I love building things and problem solving. Technology allows me to do both. As a developer, I get to solve complex problems by creating visual solutions for people to view and interact with. It's a balancing act of providing an immediate and practical solution, but also disentangling the big picture challenges that occur within the business.

What are the final things you do before leaving work?

Like any other developer, before I leave work, I make sure that the applications are up and running and review my code to ensure that there are no merge conflicts. I usually begin to unwind by chatting with my fellow teammates. We discuss and debate our creative thoughts and technological ideas.

If you could give one piece of advice to someone looking to work in your field, what would it be?

Focus less on the language and more on the human aspect. At the end of the day, everything you do is for a human. As front-end developers, we are developing visuals and interactions for people. It's easy to lose sight of that.


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