It’s the summer of 2017, Christopher Franco Monterrosa, is hired for his first Software Engineering Internship at Glassdoor.
He joins Glassdoor’s Product Engineering team where his summer project focuses on implementing a redesigned flagging content experiece for users — taking it from textarea box to a form with purpose.
On the intake side of those submissions - he implents a feature that helps put time in the hands of the moderation team to help them achieve their 72hr responce time window.
He self-titles the summer work ahead as “Project Red Flag”.
He’s surrounded by mentors all around, from Product Managers to Engineers who give him a foundation in what it takes to build a great company with great people.
This story takes place on the last day of his internship. It starts on the San Francisco side of the Golden Gate Bridge. He’s a local, he rides this bridge everday to work from the Embarcadero.
He’s tourists aren’t here early.
He’s locals aren’t even here early.
Bike lights are ON.
It’s a FOGGY day in San Francisco.
ANGLE ON CYCLIST FROM BEHIND -- he’s wearing a bright neon green Specialized helmet -- he’s riding his trusty steed - a black/red/white 2014 Specialized Allez C2 road bike that he bought at Valencia Cycling in SF. He’s local.
We see a timbuk2 backpack with a silver embroidered Glassdoor logo with a bluetooth speaker attached.
No music is playing.
ANGLE ON BIKE’S PHONE MOUNT -- Cyclist double taps to exit out of the navigation application and into a music application.
He taps on a song. A hip hop track begins to play.
It's a song suitable for a last day.
"Muchachito Problematico" by El Pugilato
Bluetooth speakers are at full volume.
ANGLE ON CYCLIST -- side shot of Golden Gate Brige. We see the cyclist head bobbing back and forth from far away. His peddaling intensifies.
ANGLE ON CYCLIST -- SUN IS BEAMING. We see them pass a sign that says “WELCOME TO SAUSALITO”
SIDE ANGLE ON CYCLIST -- he is now at the Mill Valley Sausalito Path, we see the ocean in the background. He continues to bob his head to the beat of the song. He breaks into a full sprint.
It’s a sunny day in Mill Valley -- Glassdoor headquarters. It’s the last day of the software engeering internship, project presentations are today - everyone will be there - colleagues, the CTO.
CLOSE ON CHRISTOPHER FRANCO MONTERROSA (20's),bright eyed, curly wavy black hair parted to the left,with black Ray-ban eyeglasses keeping the curls from crashing into his eyes.
He’s wearing his trusty blue pint striped blazer, with purple chinos, hemmed to his ankles, highlighting his sun kissed brown ZARA dress shoes, scuff marks that could only come from a dancer.
Standing at the front of the seminar room he’s in the midst of giving a presentation for his software engineer internship.
Hands animated as if he were the conductor of his own voice.
He smiles. Trying to signal that his next point was something to be excited about—
FRANCO’S POV -- He stops. The room is empty. It's a dry-run.
ANGLE ON FRANCO -- he walks towards his laptop and starts making modifications to his presentation.
He opens up his text editor with his project. Multiple files are opened with different file extensions - React JS, Hibernate, Tomcat, Struts 2, JSP.
With a couple of keystrokes, he slowly smiles and closes his laptop.