My World Abroad

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Summary: 

My World Abroad is the leading online service for young people who want to go abroad to study, intern, volunteer, work or travel. University, colleges and individuals subscribe to the service to gain access to thousands of pages of advice, resources and links to international opportunities.

Services provided: 

  • Performed an accessibility audit of the site as per Section 508 requirements, WCAG specifications and related resources.
  • Made use of several performance analysis tools in order to establish benchmarks for the loading of various pages.
  • Improved performance of the site using a wide variety of caching mechanisms, such as cache warming/priming.
  • Constructed and implemented the data model for the Quizzes section of the site.
  • Configured the search functionality to work with the Apache Solr enterprise search engine.
  • Added some search features such as spelling correction.
  • Set up a more robust logging system for events.