5 Minute Interview: Tara Lamplough

30 07 2009

TaraWho are you?
Tara Lamplough

Where do you work and what do you do?
I work at the University of Birmingham in the Web Services Team. My day-to-day work involves setting up new websites in our content management system and supporting the 500-600 web editors around the campus. I also develop training materials which are used by our web editors (documents, web pages and video clips).

What are your main areas of interest?
I’m mainly interested in the content, navigation, interactivity and management of websites. I have an appreciation of the technologies behind the scenes but I’m more interested in a website working effectively than what code is used.

Are you working on anything exciting at the moment?
Our entire web strategy is currently under review so there are exciting times ahead!

Have you been to IWMW before?
No – this is my first time. Colleagues from the team have attended previously and highly recommended it.

What are you hoping to get out of the event?
To be able to roughly benchmark where we are compared to other universities on our web provision. To meet people in similar jobs to see what similarities and differences there are between what we’re all trying to achieve. To pick up some exciting new ideas and maybe throw a few of my own into the discussion too.

What’s been the best bits so far?
Meeting so many people in the same boat!!!

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