Trevor Stokvis

  • Studying Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (2018)
  • Spent 8 months at Hootsuite (September 2016 – April 2017)
  • Joined our Publisher Mobile team and worked with Java and Kotlin
  • Worked with David Bonnefoy, Kenneth Poon, Albert Castro
  • Follow me @treevoh
  • Connect with me on LinkedIn

My Contributions

  • Contributed to the complete redesign of the compose section in the Android app
  • Helped add custom Twitter replies
  • Implemented unit test specifically for the new compose
  • Wrote a blog post on Unit Testing complex objects with Mockito

My Experience

Most companies that I applied for stated at some point that as a co-op you are expected to contribute just like a normal full-time developer. I heard numerous times that I wouldn’t be given “pet-projects” and that within the first day or week I would developing something that would be shipped to production. What differentiates Hootsuite from others was that it not only provides that experience but it also has an incredibly strong culture of trust, collaboration and passion for technology that makes it a perfect experience for a co-op.

Because of its culture, Hootsuite can be as large or as small as you want it to be. Although I was working on the Android application, I always felt that I could go to literally anyone in the company to discuss or learn a different technology even if it had no relation to what I was doing. At the same time, I never felt pressured to go outside of what I was doing, I felt that I could go at my own pace and that they fully trusted me to not just complete whatever task I was working on, but do as good of a job as anyone else.