Joshua Sayavong

  • Studying Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo
  • Spent 3 months at Hootsuite (May 2017 – August 2017)
  • Joined our Platform team, moved to the Services and Tools team
  • Worked with Scala, PHP and Javascript
  • Worked with Alexander Wybo, Michael Chua, Jim Riecken, Isha, Steve Cullingworth
  • Follow me @joshsayavong on Instagram or @joshsayavong on Github
  • Connect with me on Linkedin

My Contributions

  • Helped with development of Publishing API’s Live Send feature
  • Involved with the implementation of OAuth2 flow for external Media Library applications
  • Implemented enhancements in an encryption service to provide further traceability
  • Provided feature enhancements and bug fixes for the internal Hootsuite admin tool
  • Developed and deployed an internal Hootsuite Encyclopedia web application with Slack integration used to search for Hootsuite-specific terms

My Experience

As a Torontonian,  I flew across the country 3 months ago to work at Hootsuite as a Software Developer Co-op. I would have never thought that I would enjoy my time here as much as I do now.

I am amazed with the amount of confidence and trust that Hootsuite provides co-op students. As co-op students, we are given the same level of responsibility as a full-time employee, giving us a sense of ownership over the products that we work on.

I am blessed to have met all of the charismatic individuals here at Hootsuite. Hootsuite’s work-out-loud philosophy can definitely be seen when you interact with the employees. 

I am grateful to have been surrounded by so many talented people. Mentorship has always been a key factor in determining whether or not I have had a successful co-op, and Hootsuite did not disappoint. The wealth of information in the Hootsuite developers is invaluable, and I am happy to come out of Hootsuite with relevant experience.

Working at Hootsuite was an unforgettable experience and I have come out enriched with new experiences and connections. Hootsuite has a very unique culture which allows for any co-op to be set up for success in the future.