|Client:||Tonic the Agency, Sydney, NSW, Australia|
I started at Tonic the Agency at the end of March, immediately after my MercerBell contract ended.
I had an interview a week before I started at Tonic and it was quite a short and impromptu interview. I had no idea I was going to get an interview on that day but a recruiter from InteractiveInc called me and said Tonic wanted to see me.
I went there with an open mind and the interview went very well and they offered me a two-month contract on the spot with possible extensions depending on how the project goes.
They are a very fast paced agency with very tight deadlines. They did tell me upfront about that in the interview to prepare me for the work that I was going to do.
There were some late nights and I had to work over the Easter holidays but it was a great learning experience to work in a Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) environment. The back end of most of their sites are running on the PHP Laravel framework and prefer PHP to .NET and Java environments.