- frontend development, user experience
In early 2014, Couchsurfing embarked on a redesign of their web experience. I was part of a small team (~15 people) that rebuilt the website from scratch. I led the frontend development, writing fast, clean, responsive code.
Aside from the frontend work I was doing, this project gave me hands-on experience with a Ruby on Rails project. I grew to enjoy Rails and got the chance to dive in to some of the backend development, working with engineers to create some of our controllers.
It was a collaborative experience that I found rewarding. The redesign was met with significant praise from the community. It is such a great feeling knowing that you’re making the experience of couch surfing easier and more enjoyable for surfers.