My internship at Dotto-One so far has been an unforgettable experience. With only 4 other employees working at the ISP startup, my days are always fast paced and unpredictable. Since I work in such a flexible environment, I have free reign to choose what I want to work on at Dotto-One. My primary task is developing software to automate tedious manual processes in order to improve other employees’ efficiency.
I spent the majority of my internship integrating SalesForce, a widespread customer management platform, with WooCommerce, an eCommerce WordPress plugin, in order to simplify the company’s customer onboarding process. This involved the deployment of a custom WordPress plugin, consisting of a variety of PHP scripts. I also developed an administrative control panel to simplify customer management, utilizing the SalesForce and WooCommerce REST APIs.
Since there’s so much to be done at Dotto-One, I also find myself doing a variety of different tasks when the company has a larger backlog than usual. For example, we recently got a large shipment of modems, so I took a break from my typical workload in order to spend a couple days updating the firmware on each device.
I’ve learned a lot over this past month, such as how to “properly” use chopsticks, sweep floors (kind of), and most importantly, how to exit vim. From embracing the startup vibe by blasting music and coding in the dark, to sending out ironic DMCA notices to difficult customers, my experience working at Dotto-One was incomparable to any other.