04 Jun My Experience as an Intern at Frankli
My name is Daire, and I am just finishing my third year of a four-year honours BSc in computing course at IT Sligo. I began working at Frankli in early April as part of my work placement, and the experience has been great so far. I’ve found it really interesting to learn all about the stack we use and have been enjoying putting my skills to use in something that will get used by others and isn’t just another assignment or project. At first, It was a challenge getting used to the structure of the product, but the others helped get me up to speed. Luckily, I had already been using Angular a fair bit, so once I learned where the different components and services were and what they did, the rest came pretty quickly.
My second task was to style all the error screens for the user profile like ‘user not found’, ‘has not completed signup’ and ‘not invited’. It was easy enough as it was just a message and a small image for each. Next, I created a new page which displayed all the users’ notifications on a full page. This also included a redesign of the notifications on the dashboard. The existing notifications panel and dropdown were changed so that no more than four would show at a time and if there were more, it would prompt the user to ‘See all’ and bring them to the page mentioned above. Most of the rest of my work has been fixing issues that came with replacing all the icons and inputs like icons not showing and inputs not displaying error messages correctly. These were all relatively simple fixes.