The importance of being earnest
Thought it was about time we wrote a blog about something personal... after not a lot of thought we decided to pick on our New Media Director Graham Cartwright and task him to record a typical day for him here at emediates.
7:50am Arrive to be greeted with strong black coffee (no sugar) from Anil.
8:00am I'm now awake and so is my laptop, weekend football gossip has been dispatched with and I'm onto the envious task of wading through emails. 47 this morning which is probably because I answered some Saturday afternoon.
9:00am Emails either answered or scheduled into task list and I'm ready to start planning my week.
10:00am Week long planning finished and I realise that there will be few late nights again.
10:30am First conference call of the week, This ones an update on a HUGE social networking development that we have on the go. Client seems happy enough, pushing for completion which is encouraging.
11:30am My turn to get the drinks. Developer Pete is constantly changing his favourite beverage but everyone else are creatures of habit.
12.00noon Need to spend an hour designing some new page layouts for new client pitch. We tend not to spend too much time on designs in pitches as clients like to change them once we get the go ahead and a full brief. However, we do like to give a little bit of creative input at the pitch stage to help balance all the technical stuff.
4:00pm Taking a break from all that code with a spot of PowerPoint animation for Anils latest Sales Pitch - next week he is up in front of 60+ small business as keynote speaker for the Federation of Small Business's. I have to take his impressive talk on the 'Magic of Marketing' and make it look nice.
5:30pm Home time for some, but I'm setting up some back ups to run on a new development machine. Don't want to lose all that new code, let alone the new Access and MySQL databases that are running on there.
6:04pm About time I got off home. Haven't had any lunch today and drunk far too much coffee (again) but up-to-date with all my scheduled tasks.
8:00pm Kids in bed, time to crack on with emediates new website. Needs to be ready for Anils keynote speech next week. Need to nail this Google Blogger API and then get the Twitter API on multiple pages. More Visual Studio and C# for me tonight.
10:30pm Shattered and starting to get all coded out... going to see whats on BCC iPlayer and then call it a night. Toodlepip.