10 Reasons why you are jealous of my job
I took a quick poll of my co-workers this morning, asking what I should post a picture of that would make you all want to come work with me at the Advancement Project. The resulting photograph incorporated most of their feedback:
- Exercise balls (I wasn’t kidding about office yoga).
- Puppies (Beretta has been dubbed the “office dog”).
- Juice squeeze (All you can drink, baby).
Add that all up (plus a gorgeous Rock Band session in the conference room last Wednesday… not pictured unfortunately) and I would say everything at the Advancement Project (or “Poject” as our entryway said until recently when someone tacked the ‘r’ back on) is moving along just fine.
My supervisor got back from vacation mid-last week, so we were finally able to go over my VAD and hash out a game plan. She let me choose the areas I wanted to focus on and I made a handy little time line to get the ball rolling. (Now I can stare at my computer screen with purpose). I’ll upload a pdf for anyone who might need to make a timeline for their project; I’ve fallen in love with the format’s utility.
In other news, I was able to attend a workshop that Healthy City (my branch of the Advancement Project) put on at The California Endowment this past week, and it was a great opportunity to see people using the sight and observe what aspects give them trouble. Now I have a better sense of what areas of the website I should start with for usability testing, etc.
Well, that's pretty much it for now. I'm looking forward to hearing about what projects everyone else has been working on.