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Employee Spotlight: John Le

by Daphney Addotta
August 13, 2020

Each month, we spotlight one of our amazing team members who work hard to bring you great results. Today, we interviewed John Le from our development team. Let's get started!

John Le

1. What’s your role at Mediacurrent, both internally and client-related?

My role at Mediacurrent is to help guide developers and assist clients with adding new features of fixing bugs. My day-to-day tasks may include writing technical requirements and acceptance criteria, documentation, development, and answering technical questions.

2. Give us an idea of what professional path brought you here.

I worked for a magazine company that was converting all their print media to digital media. At the time, they were using Java and wanted to migrate over to an open source CMS. They stayed in Drupal 7 while Drupal 8 was out for quite some time. I had a friend that worked at Mediacurrent who told me that they’ve been doing a lot of Drupal 8 sites, and it was a great place to learn.

3. How did you first get involved with Drupal?

The company I used to work for had just migrated some, if not most, of their sites from a custom Java CMS to Drupal 6. When I came on board, they had made some plans to do a Drupal 7 migration. In the first two week of my starting, they'd given me the book Pro Drupal 7 Development to read before starting to do any sort of Drupal development.

4. Is there a go-to Drupal module that you like to incorporate whenever possible?

I know this may sound weird, but the more I’ve used a layout builder the more I've started to like it. I like how flexible it can be, and if flexible layout is something the client must have then I think this module (in core), is a great module to have.

5. Any mobile apps that you use regularly?

YouTube, Netflix, Amazon.

6. What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love going out to eat with the family. I haven’t done this much lately, so I need to really put some effort into this.

7. What do you like about Mediacurrent?

I’ve loved the people and culture at Mediacurrent. They make the workplace fun and enjoyable.

Meet team member, Daphney Addotta

Daphney utilizes her expertise in recruiting technical resources, communication, and human resources to help her excel in her role as Recruitment and Culture Coordinator. In this unique role at Mediacurrent, she focuses on creating meaningful, genuine, and individualized full lifecycle experiences for candidates as well as ensuring that our culture stays top-notch for all of our employees. 

Prior to Mediacurrent, Daphney began her career as an Assistant in Human Resouces at Georgia State and followed with a role as an intern of Attorney Hiring at Alston and Bird Law Firm. She found her way to technical recruitment while working at a startup called Adot Technology where she learned the ins-and-outs of recruiting positions like Developers and she even learned a little coding while she was at it. She then began as a recruiter at M9 Solutions Staffing Agency where she was able to fill resources for numerous projects with top Global System Integrators. 

Daphney is a Disney movie buff and has been playing tennis since middle school. Outside of work, you can find her traveling or hanging out with her family. 

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