Let’s try a little thought experiment – picture the old website in your mind’s eye.
Actually, don’t do that. It was awful. It’s OK, you can say it, we were all thinking it.
Well, as you can see, the website looks much better now! I spent many nights awake at the computer wondering why I was still awake, drank many coffees (True fact: Scotsmen can measure productivity levels in the unit of coffees consumed per day), and now we have a new website.
It’s got lots of new features – we’re already running pick of the week, as you know, and soon we’ll be adding a station spotlight feature, and an “alumni q&a” blog. The Exec blog will be updated more often, minutes will be available more often (once we’ve finished typing up the audio recordings so far!) and the conference will have it’s own blog feed, so you can read about all the awesome things the XTV team have been up to during their preparations – but i’m sure they’ll keep some secret tricks up their sleeves for the awards night and conference weekend!
The Exec now have an “exec bio” section on the “your exec” page, there’s plans in place for an events/what’s on section once “project: regions” is complete, and Stuart Wood has been writing code for a special NaSTA web surprise to come in the future (although I can’t and won’t tell you what it is!)
Stations will get a page on the NaSTA database, where people can look them up and read all about the awesome things that station X has done in the past, and we’ll make sure there’s lots of notes about their current status (yes, this is a project 40 initiative), as well as the affiliates map being back for it’s second year – it’s empty for now, but as soon as affiliation reopens, we’re sure it’ll fill up again quicker and with more stations than last year!
All the best,
Calum Brookes, Technical Officer.