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Career Story: Software Developer For An Event Registration Company

Software Developer For An Event Registration Company

Job Title: Software Developer

Type of Company: Soup-to-nuts event registration

Education: BFA, Metalsmithing, SUNY-New Paltz

Previous Experience: I worked as a webmaster for tendercard.net and mvol.com.

Job Tasks: My job is to help develop new products or enhance existing products that pertain to the technological side of event registration. This means that we develop registration websites that cater to the regular attendee as well as exhibitor registrants, media personnel, and many other types of individuals who may be attending the event or conference.

We also provide an onsite component that brings our expertise in the event registration industry from the online world to the real world. We bring a full staff of registration experts in for the actual event that will help with the simplest tasks, such as keeping the registration web sites running, to the more complex tasks of making all of this technology work in disparate environments.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best and the worst are the same: getting to develop new products. By this I mean that when a new product is conceived there is a list of requirements and concurrent possibilities. The requirements always win out, but when the possibilities get squashed -- the things you relish as a developer -- there is always a little bit of disappointment.

Job Tips: Do not accept a "cookie cutter" existence. "Think outside the box" is a cliche BUT a very valuable one because if you limit yourself you will "wilt of the vine". That being said you need to find that happy medium between being the renegade and getting what needs to be done, done.

Additional Thoughts: Software development is a field that allows a good amount of freedom and at the same time requires you to work within certain confines. This is true of pretty much every position you will ever have BUT in the information industry this sort of position really affords you the opportunity to face complex problems head on and develop a creative solution.

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