I met up with (most of) the people that I will be working with at WWF this morning. I am going to love this job!!! Talking with Andrew was awesome – I learnt a lot about the organisation and the direction of the website and it is right where I want to be!
I also had a chance to learn a bit more about the technical detail of the job. I will be working on a Mac (yay me!). The content management system (CMS) that Andrew has developed is excellent – it was all pretty much self explanatory so I know I’ll be able to get my head around it quickly. A lot of work has gone into the system and I don’t think that I’ll have to do much to close out the bits and pieces that Andrew identified as incomplete. It uses PEAR and a great little template system called Smarty – both cool tools to make it easier to manage the site.
There seems to be a lot of scope in my role to help define the direction of the site moving forward and Andrew and I seemed to be very much on the same page in terms of where the possibilities lie. I won’t be doing a thing though until I have a much better understanding of the organisation, its people and goals, and where my input would be most valued. But if I was looking forward to the new job before, I’m absolutely pumped now. This is sooooooo cool!!! Someone pinch me 😉