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About DmgCtrl

DmgCtrl is a Philadelphia based software development consultancy specializing in the architecture and implementation of mobile and web applications. Its focus is on delivering well crafted scalable solutions to solve client's business problems in the most effective and efficient way possible.

DmgCtrl Headquarter Location

441 North 5th Street Suite 301

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123,

United States

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How NET/WORK helped this new developer get a job at Tonic Design Co.

Feb 22, 2016

Stanley Griggs II, NET/WORK attendee-turned-junior developer at Tonic Design. (Courtesy photo) Job hunting can be brutal. In 2014, Philly native Stanley Griggs II decided to pursue a career in web development and bought a ticket to NET/WORK Philly. Not sure of the outcomes, Griggs put on his game face and opted to make the best of the job fair. Two years later, he’s a junior developer at Tonic Design Co. , a web agency in Philadelphia known for leading successful  apprenticeship programs  for up-and-coming dev talent. Below, Griggs walks us through his experience as a NET/WORK attendee who is now thriving at one of Philadelphia’s top 100 companies . Get tickets ($10) ### Walk me through your experience as a NET/WORK attendee. Did you have an agenda for who to meet and network with, or what companies interested you most? I did have a few local companies such as Curalate and RJMetrics that I knew I’d be interested in working with, in any capacity. This job fair was my last hurrah. If nothing came of it, I was going to sign up for Dev Bootcamp  and go wherever the wind took me, even if it meant leaving Philly. Tell me what resulted after you attended NET/WORK? How did the Tonic hire come about? Who else did you connect with? I didn’t see the Tonic Design Co. — DmgCTRL at that time — table, as they were in an obscure corner. I’d already made my rounds and was a little stressed out. Luckily, NET/WORK had a coffee bar where I met Catherine Enck, who was wearing a DmgCTRL embroidered t-shirt. I started a conversation with her, and learned that DmgCTRL worked in software. I explained that I was gearing up to take a leap of faith and join dev school, at which point she let me know that teaching was a core part of her company’s identity. Advertisement "Without NET/WORK and that coffee bar, I would never have met Catherine, who opened the door and helped me to begin my journey at Tonic. " Stanley Griggs II A few weeks later, I met with one of the partners, Jason Allum, who said I could hang at the office whenever I wanted. The pivotal moment for me was right after that meeting. I didn’t go home — I found a desk and did Codecademy  work for the remainder of the day. Whenever I got stuck, I’d ask one of the developers for help. I showed up every day for 2 months, and eventually joined their paid apprenticeship program. ### In January of 2015, Griggs was promoted to junior software developer at Tonic, working with some of the world’s biggest brands. Meet Tonic Design Co., and 70+ other hiring organizations at #networkphl16. Ten bucks gets you HubBub coffee, new professional head shots, resume reviews, professional development sessions and beer . -30- Alisha Miranda is the Client Success Manager at Technical.ly where she collaborates with Editorial, Events, and Business Development departments helping sponsors maximize their experience. Prior to joining Technical.ly, Miranda spent nearly a decade as a digital content strategist in New York helping CEOs, small business owners, and media brands develop their PR, marketing and revenue opportunities. She is passionate about producing strong and visionary digital programs alongside businesses who value diversity, culture, and authenticity.

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