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Next steps

As of 5 p.m. today, I am considering what I say when people ask what I do after almost a decade of "I work for a union, doing IT and web stuff" and seven years of "I'm a consultant building networks" and the nineteen years before that where "I work for a national association doing anything computer related."  

It's really exciting to be starting again.  I have been so lucky to have mentors and employers that enabled my growth.

I expect a bit of a struggle to entirely self-manage my time and resources, but look forward to having space to learn and do interesting things.

Making a simple, easy web presence

Generally, when somebody says they need a website (like, now) my knee-jerk reaction is to spin up a Drupal site on whatever host is handy.

But then, in a month or two, my friend is getting update notices and a new module needs to be installed, and can we just change the font? And she's not a web person, she's a yoga teacher, or a dog walker and she needs a site because she needs a site, not because it's fun to build.

After the meeting

After our major meetings, we always have participants who want copies of the pictures taken, presentations, reports, etc. We don't want to spend a lot of time fulfilling this requirement (the meeting is over, so we should be done with it) but we don't want to just make ALL of that public, so there's a password protected site that uses some simple modules to make this happen: