Hey, everybody! We're the webteam, here to make sure the site keeps on doing its good work. Click on the pictures below to learn a little bit more about us.
Job Description: I coordinate and oversee the Web team and all its many projects. I manage our support efforts and stay plugged in to the McCombs community to determine evolving requirements. I love collaboration and work to make our customers’ efforts more efficient and effective. I have nine years of software development experience, though my claim to fame is probably my time at NASA.
Outside of Work: I love working and playing on my small farm, where I raise several kinds of fowl and rabbits. I’m looking forward to adding goats soon!
Web Tip for the People: Set goals, plan strategy, execute, measure and repeat!
Lead Web Developer
Job Description: I develop the Sitecore add-ons that allow our users to make their webpages consistent, useful, and aesthetically pleasing.
Outside of work: I spend most of my free-time trying to expand my knowledge of our world and society.
Job Description: I help structure new pages. I help restructure old pages. I mold the chaos into effective and useful information that can help both the content developers and the users have an all-around better experience with the web. I do a lot of things with letters: IA, UX and SEO.
Outside of Work: I have a dog that looks like a muppet, an urban farm and I do sketch comedy.
Web Tip for the People: You don’t need to say everything on your home page, think of a home page like a bus terminal, just give people clear information and send them on the path you want them to take.
Job Description: I make the internet pretty.
Outside of Work: I’m more boring than watching paint dry. I also have part of my tongue missing from biting it so much.
Web Tip for the People: Content is King, but design is the beautiful Queen everyone looks at. They are also not the same thing. Design is separate from content. Content informs the design. It isn’t the design.
Job Description: I evaluate, train, and implement new technologies for the McCombs School of Business faculty and staff. All the while using in depth analytics as a key performance indicator.
Outside of Work: I have an insatiable wanderlust.
Web Tip for the People: When in doubt, form the question you have about the web as a question you would ask someone. Then google it. "How do I 'anything' web related," Google won't steer you wrong.
Research and Development Manager
Job Description: I focus on expanding the reach of the McCombs site. So, I've set up social media integration by working with Spredfast, produced staff training materials for Sitecore and Spredfast, and I led the incorporation of Google Analytics and Google Adwords in key business decisions for entire school.
Outside of Work: I am actively involved with e-Sports competitions such as IPL and Texas-based Lone Star Clash, both of which I have worked on.
Web Tip for the People: Look at your webpage as your target visitors would see it. What would they be interested in? What would they look for?
Junior Web Developer
Job Description: I help maintain the awesomeness of our website. While I do some front end work, most of my work involves creating new features for our staff and faculty with C#. I really enjoy coding and creating a better web experience for everyone.
Outside of Work: I am not only a big fan of sport (Basketball, football, tennis), but also a big fan of e-sport (League of Legends, Starcraft 2, Halo 4).
Cool Web Tip for the People: Google is your best friend; you will be surprise how much you can learn by doing a quick search. Just make sure they are credible sources.
Job Description: I make sure that your words are readable and engaging. I want to help you connect with your audience.
Outside of Work: I play music, and I write about music for KUT, Austin Monthly and The Austinist.
Web Tip for the People: Always remember that the Internet is about conversation. When you’re writing for the web, always ask yourself, “Is this something I’d want to talk about at a cocktail party?” You can give folks all the information in the world, but if you forget about engaging them on a personal level, they’re always going to find it elsewhere.
Job Description: I write pretty words and make sure other people write pretty words. I also do social media for the Webteam. And I made this page (are you not entertained?)
Outside of Work: I play lead guitar in a six-piece country/rock/folk band. I read a bunch of sci-fi while talking about reading a bunch of literature. I make my funk the p-funk.
Web Tip for the People: When you're writing for the web, talk to folks like they are real folks. Avoid the dangers of TL;DR by keeping your stuff concise, but don't be afraid to add a bit of your own flair. The web is a big place; expressing your individual style can get you a long way toward getting people to pay attention.