The first few days were brain dump meetings with board members and transferring ownership/control of many IT accounts to me. I also redeveloped the event website in WordPress, as it was in Drupal and I’m not as savvy with that CMS.
I think I made a small mistake though in choosing Digital Ocean as the new web host for the site, as I completely spaced on the fact that it is a VPS that requires me to work through the Linux command line and set-up a LEMP stack that works effectively for WordPress. The server management piece took far longer than I was hoping or expected, but I am glad I was still able to do it and took ownership over it so that if any issues come up, I can hopefully handle them.
Other than that, I probably shouldn’t talk too much about what I am doing (without approval from the Communications Lead), but I can say that there have been a few fourteen hour days and there are likely many more on the horizon, though I’m trying to be as efficient ass possible with my time so that I can avoid some of them.
Just so there is no confusion, I am absolutely loving the job! I have a huge amount of authority and autonomy at Innovate Kingston and I really appreciate it. I am amazed, looking back to when I first started, how many things that have changed.
I am using all of my skills, just as I thought I would.