Week 53 at work

Last week marked a year in the job and this week seemed like a new chapter. I got up to:

  • Met with the whole team to highlight what our key Arts Council goals are for Q2-Q4
  • Worked on streamlining our data collection but this feels like losing battle
  • Showed our Head of Collections the great work that BIG lab are doing and agreed to give their two prototypes a trial
  • Tried to move our online shop to the next step but stumbled
  • Reviewed ALL outstanding requests for design work (3D, print, web) which again is tough trying to steer the ship
  • Had a great catchup with Andy about scanning and getting our cranes to talk
  • Attended two open data related evening events, mysociety meetup and ODUG local user group
  • Spent quite a lot of time firefighting small issues
  • Welcomed David Butler and his research cohort from The University of Southern Mississippi for a four day exit survey around museum collections and slavery – special shout out to John
  • Tinkered with some website bits…
  • On Saturday I gave two short talks on Ada Lovelace and her connection to The Red Lodge Museum

One Reply to “Week 53 at work”

  1. Hi Zak!

    I’ve just discovered your blog thanks to an invitation to see you speak at the eLearning Network event this Friday. I really, really would have liked to come and see you and the other speakers, but being based in Italy, it’s a bit of a long hop at such short notice.

    If I may, I’ll ask you what I would have done in the “mingle” sections after your talk: How does an ex-pat Bristolian, who’s an experienced elearning professional, start moving into the elearning community / job marketplace in The West Country? (I’m looking to move back from Italy.)

    Any ideas, no matter how big or small, are much appreciated!



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