Shannon Babincsak

programmer, web developer, constitutional law geek

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I Wish Every Work Day Was a Hackathon Day

I just participated in my fifth ADTRAN hackathon and won People’s Choice for the second time. The idea? A HipChat bot that you can program on the fly (thanks, Pat!). Considering it’s a chat bot and we named it Bender, the image above is very fitting. However, while I’m still pretty happy from winning some cool swag (a t-shirt and a new mug!), part of me is sad because I have to return to daily... Continue reading

My Second Term at ADTRAN: First Month

I returned in August for my second term as a co-op, and this term I got the UX/UI team, a team I really wanted. Over the summer, I learned Django, a MVT back end framework, but I didn’t know any MVC front end frameworks yet. Spending a term with these guys would definitely teach me more about front end development since that’s all I would be doing! Well, that’s what I thought, at least. The... Continue reading

My First Term at ADTRAN

When I accepted an offer to co-op at ADTRAN, I was initially worried about what I’d work on. ADTRAN is in the telecommunications industry, so most of their software developers probably work on embedded programming. My resume had a lot on it, but all of the recent things were web-related, and I wanted to learn back end web development. However, I also wanted to work on something that wouldn’t just be a typical CRUD application.... Continue reading