I am restricted from sharing my work at Hewlett-Packard, due to security reasons, so I thought I would write a short description of what I did at HP. If you would like to know more or see samples of my work, please contact me to set up a meeting or interview.


About My Experience at Hewlett-Packard

When I was originally asked to work on the Web Portal project for Hewlett-Packard, I was hired on as a contract web developer, responsible for working with a team of 14 other contractors. The web portal we created is an intranet UI/UX used by HP developers for many things—including pages and tools that the developers could use to gain access to scripts they needed and information regarding the health and lifespan of the servers, databases and software.

On week two, the project manager asked me to come up with a design for the Script Repository as a test design for the whole project. His idea was to make it more modern and stylish, but it needed to suit the developers’ needs as well. I drafted the first design and it went over really well with management, so they made me the lead designer and front-end developer for the whole project. Once I had implemented this design on the Script Repository, management asked me to take the same theme and create a UI/UX design for the Web Portal and also shared my design with other teams within HP, with the hopes that we would make this a common theme throughout all of HP’s intranet sites.

In order to implement this design on the Script Repository, I worked with the lead developer for this portion of the project. When I came on board, she already had a functional php framework for the site that I used to build my design on. I was responsible for all of the html(5), CSS(3), php, and JavaScript for the front-end development of the website. After this project was completed, I started working on the UI/UX of the main portal, but due to the project being put on hold due to unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to complete the implementation of the design on the Web Portal.

My time at Hewlett-Packard was incredibly exciting and I feel like it helped me grow in areas of development that I had not yet been exposed to on that level. I felt that I gained a greater understanding of my own personal strengths, as well as, a greater appreciation for the strengths and skills that other people brought to the team that I did not possess. I feel that I benefitted greatly from my time at Hewlett-Packard and am incredibly grateful that I had the opportunity to work there.


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