Now that I’ve spoken to several companies about web developer jobs, it’s clear the market is more competitive than I originally estimated. I’ve been dead-set against pursuing internships or volunteer opportunities in favor of a full-time (paid) role. I plan to maintain that strategy for as long as possible.
For now I’ve been fiddling with this blog and my GitHub Pages stuff in general. The Jekyll blog portion is fascinating because it involves a very basic platform for web publishing. The entire process has been well-documented and demonstrated in Joshue Lande’s blog entry. More on the Jekyll platform in the future.