As of today, I’ve been in the web field for nineteen years. I’m somewhat surprised by this. Let’s buy my career a celebratory Guinness!
I spent many of those years (mostly the early ones) as a web designer, capitalizing on my graphic design education, but even in that capacity, I’ve had to write a lot of code.
It’s crazy to think how the technology and philosophy has changed in two decades.
For the last six years I’ve been building and managing development teams, first at Canoe and The Toronto Sun, then at a large multinational web agency where I was responsible for the optimization of target.com, then a startup building a specialized social network and most recently The Toronto Star, where I have the honour to have formed and manage the mobile and web development teams while we successfully migrated from a legacy CMS and website to a new back-end system and site in seven months.
It’s not quite two decades yet, but here’s hoping the next 19 years are every bit as exciting and interesting (and good!) as the first 19 were.