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BECOMING A WEB DEVELOPMENT EXPERT


A web development expert is what one would call an architect of the web. Web developers built the foundations of websites, blogs and other platforms hosting the information and contents users are searching for. Not only are they meticulous and creative, but they are also multilingual experts, able to understand and speak several programming languages, the most common ones being HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, and many more. Unlike what most people think, web development is a technical but also social field. Web development experts are often working in teams with designers, marketers, project managers and clients to develop the best possible products. But that is not all. Are you curious to know what else is to learn about web developers? Discover this new STEM job profile with Alan Baudoin, a senior web developer!


Interview for the STE(A)M IT Repository of STEM Jobs profiles with Alan Baudoin, a senior web developer.

SKILLS

Find out about the key skills to become a Web Development Expert.

Research

Web development is one of the fastest-growing sectors. That is why, as a web developer, it is crucial to stay up-to-date and learn about new technologies that might help you solve specific problems presented to you.

Personal Responsibility

Web developers are often put under high pressure and tight deadlines. As professionals, they must be able to assess and meet deadlines and show everybody that they are responsible enough to either do everything in time or ask for help if they see things are not working out.

Team Spirit

Rarely do developers (aside from freelancers) work solo. They must adapt to work with other people, in a team that is often composed of UX/UI designer, other web developers, a project manager, a quality assurance engineer and other members. Being a web development expert requires active participation in the team effort.

Openness

Being part of a team often means that you will receive feedback. For web developers working in a team, it is very important to know how to respond to feedback from other developers and/or clients and to not take it personally but instead try to improve.

Coaching

Being a web development expert means being a senior in the company and in the field. As a member of a team, it is important to pass on knowledge and to guide new junior developers to support their professional development.

Analytical Reasoning

While programming is an obvious strong key skill needed to pursue a career in web development, analytical reasoning is also one of them. As a web developer, it is essential to analyse the needs of clients to fit their technical needs for a website and adapt to any changes they would like to see implemented 

Meet Alan Baudoin,
Senior Web Developer


Alan Baudoin is a senior web developer in one of Croatia oldest IT companies: Perpetuum Mobile. For him, everything started when he was a kid. A computer and gaming passionate, Alan already wanted to learn more about computers and technology. He first got his bachelor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. For his master degree, he decided to participate in the ERASMUS+ student exchange program in Germany where he spent a whole year studying at RWTH Aachen: one of the most renown technical universities in Europe. Returning from Germany, Alan studied for one more year and obtained his master’s degree. During the last year of his studies, he was working for the company he is currently working for.

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

In this fourth episode of our STE(A)M IT STEM Careers Podcast, Ivana Jakić, from the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education, spoke with Alan Baudoin, a senior web development expert.

Working for one of Croatia oldest IT companies, and passionate about IT since a young age, Alan Baudoin told us about his typical working day, the key skills needed for his everyday tasks. Alan also shared some valuable advice for students, one of them being a universal one that can apply to any field. Listen to the podcast find out more!


CC BY 4.0: all the materials and content presented on this STEM Job profile have been provided by STE(A)M IT, a project funded by the European Union’s ERASMUS+ programme project STE(A)M IT (Grant agreement 612845-EPP-1-2019-1- BE-EPPKA3-PI-FORWARD), coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN).


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Vanessa James

I am a communication coordinator in the Science Education Department of European Schoolnet (EUN). Holding a BA degree in Public relations and digital communications, I am passionate about graphic design, photography, web development and content management.

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