Volunteer Spotlight: Mia Irizarry

trendculpritmiaa-irizarrycgbpIn the weeks leading up to Website Weekend LA 2016, we’ll be shining the spotlight on some of the volunteers who will be donating their time and talent during the event to help build websites for local nonprofit organizations that are doing good in the community. Today, we meet Mia Irizarry!

What’s your day job?

During the day, I run and grow my Digital Media Agency for Musicians Trend Culprit , taking care of the admin and website development aspects of the business, while orchestrating a creative team to assist and develop our client’s projects as they come in.

How will you be using your experience to help during Website Weekend?

Throughout our time together at the Website Weekend my goal is to use my experience to assist students in obtaining the greater picture of the different stages of website development for a business site, from pre-development, development to delivery. We will consider the scope of the project, the website users, the business needs and website features to finally make it a functional website.

What was your favorite project that you ever worked on?

As of this day, my favorite website I have worked on has been my own professional portfolio. Maybe because it was my very first hand-coded from scratch website and I was able to create it in a way that it mirrored who I really am, also I consider it my personal virtual home where everything accomplished or what it contains defines who I am.

Why are you excited about Website Weekend?

Code, code, code!!! Yes, many of us would say this is our biggest motivator to participate a Website Weekend and yes it certainly may be. And yet, I believe that what truly is going to fulfill my soul and make my heart sing is the purpose of the event itself. Being able to be a tool to help and support others, students and non-profit business alike, throughout what we truly love is a priceless opportunity I look so much forward to have.

What’s your favorite book, movie or tv show?

I consider myself a big reader, especially self-development and personal growth books. There is one book I can read over and over again and it is called The Power of your Subconscious mind by Joseph Murphy. A masterpiece!

What’s your favorite color?

Mustard, I don’t know why!

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