I’m going to IWMW2007 in York

York skyline, showing York Minster
York skyline, showing York Minster. (Photo from York Musical Society.)

Well, it’s all booked up now and confirmed: next month (16-18 July) my Web colleague (not Spiderman, the other one) and I are off to York for the Institutional Web Management Workshop 2007, which this year has the theme of “Next Steps for the Web Management Community”.

Last year’s workshop in Bath was great fun, not least because I had only been in the job for a little under two months and I was already heading off to my second conference; my first being the WWW2006 conference in Edinburgh.

This year I’m a little more clued up on the issues that face Higher Education Institution web teams, having been in the job now for nearly 14 months. Plus I’ve now met more of the Scottish Web Folk, so won’t quite feel such a ‘Billy No Mates’ at it.

I’m looking forward to hearing and meeting one of the speakers, Paul Boag who is also one of my favourite podcasters. Check out his Web-related podcast at Boagworld.

This year too I’ll have my laptop with me, and digital camera, so expect a few blog posts, some pics on my Flickr account.

If you’re going too, feel free to contact me beforehand; by whichever method you like (although email or Messenger are probably the most surefire way of getting me).

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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