Hi, I’m Michelle and I was a product engineering intern at Tumblr this summer. I worked with the ever so awesome JazzFalcons, whose focus is on growth and retention of the user base. For the first few weeks of the internship, I spent my time familiarizing myself with the code base by doing lots of bug fixes. Soon after that I worked on the tumblr logo animation that was for pride weekend. That was really cool because it was the first time the letters were animated along with the dot.
My next project was working on the new user sign-up process. Tag Bingo is what the new users go through to help them pick blogs to follow and populate their dashboard. I helped implement the blog card carousel display Working on this project gave me the chance to really focus on how to make the on boarding process for a new user as seamless and intuitive as possible.
And for my final project I worked with the Scala team and their intern Brendan to build a web interface for their service deploy tool. Originally they were using the command line to deploy their services to different machines, but they wanted a UI where they can both create and deploy these services.
As a long time user, this was my dream job. I’m I was treated like an actual member of the team and the projects that I worked on went live. I’m forever honored and thankful that I got to work with the really smart and amazing people at Tumblr. This summer was everything I could ever ask for and more.
This post fell through the cracks at the end of last summer somehow and didn’t make it to the site. As sad as that is, there is a happy end to this story: Michelle recently joined Tumblr as a full-time engineer!