5 Minute Interview: David Mackland

31 07 2009

davidWho are you?
David Mackland

Where do you work and what do you do?
I manage the Web Team and the University of Abertay which consists of 3 fte staff. The centralised web team deliver all web content for internal and external consumption.

What are your main areas of interest?

Web2.0, Analytics, Coldfusion, T4 Sitemanager, Google Maps, Oracle APEX and Portal.

Are you working on anything exciting at the moment?
Yes – currently implementing a Web Content Management System and rebranding exercise for the Corporate Website which is due for launch in August.

Have you been to IWMW before?
Yes, I attended my IWMW08 in Aberdeen and took part in the innovation competition with Google Maps Mashup.

What was the best bit this year?
Paul Boag’s presentation on Making your killer applications… killer! – Some very useful information to act upon.

What did you take away?
Some excellent contacts and to built relations with neighbouring institutions to share ideas and experiences.

Will you do anything differently as a result of IWMW?
Will try to implement SCRUM or something similar. Will look at making my killer apps more proficient in Killing.

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