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My Work Experience at Rome2rio

Today’s post come from Christopher who has recently joined our team as a work experience developer – Enjoy!

My name is Christopher, and in June 2016 I was lucky enough to have the wonderful experience of doing work experience for a week at Rome2rio.

I am currently completing year ten at John Monash Science School. I’m interested in IT, maths and science, and in my spare time, I enjoy programming, making music, gaming and wasting my time on the internet.

During my work experience, I was given a variety of tasks around the company, so that I got a good feel of how all the different roles come together to form Rome2rio. I was involved in adding and verifying data for the content team, some PR work, and some coding.

On Thursday I was given a mock interview by Miles in which I was asked some coding questions and had to work through them, explaining my thought process, how the code works, and what problems I had on a whiteboard. The task was hard at first, but I think I did well once I got the hang of it.

Coding school with Mr Miles

Throughout the week I was introduced to many people working as freelancers and at other startups and was given a brief overview of how the architecture of Rome2rio works. I also attended as many meetings as I could, and gave a presentation about myself and my thoughts about Rome2rio so far at the weekly team meeting on Wednesday.

The week was a really exciting experience, as I had never experienced working in a traditional workplace, let alone in a coworking environment like Inspire9. The team at Rome2rio and the rest of Inspire 9 are a very friendly group of people, and I really felt valued by them during my time there. If I had the opportunity I would definitely do it again, and I would highly recommend doing this if anyone else gets the chance in the future.

I’d like to thank Marty for such a brilliant mentor during the week, as well as the rest of the Rome2rio team for making my work experience so enjoyable.

– Christopher

Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world’s transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location. Discover the possibilities at rome2rio.com

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Welcome Archit, Kirsteene and Quinn

The new year is well and truly underway and brings with it new Rome2rio team members. This month we welcome Archit, Kirsteene, and Quinn.

Archit, Kirsteene and Quinn

Kirsteene joins us after time working in marketing, media, and management for online marketplace Etsy.com and for the coworking space Inspire9 where Rome2rio resides. She’ll be looking after media relations. If you want to get in touch with her send an email to press(at)rome2rio.com.

Quinn recently graduated from the University of Melbourne with his Masters in Software Engineering. He will be working as a back-end developer, integrating transport operator APIs into Rome2rio and providing monitoring tools to help our team better understand our data usage.

Archit is coming on board after completing an internship with the company. He is completing a Bachelor of Science, majoring in computing and software systems, at the University of Melbourne. He is undertaking user interface improvements, API integrations and data analysis.

If you are interested in joining our team then keep an eye on our jobs page and shoot us an email to jobs(at)rome2rio.com introducing yourself.