Every week, people ask me what exactly I do and how I balance my time. As such, I've decided to keep track of my work related activities and to record the time that I spent on them. The next four weeks, I'll try to post a weekly summary of my work week (e.g. Monday - Friday).
|Business development||Acquia||2||Meetings with (potential) Acquia partners|
|Human resources||Acquia||1.5||Career guiding, interviewing potential hires|
|Management meetings||Acquia||5||Strategic planning/brainstorming/review meetings with sales, marketing, engineering, etc|
|Product / engineering management||Acquia||4.5||Roadmap planning for Drupal Gardens, Acquia Cloud, Acquia Network and Drupal Commons|
|Sales meetings||Acquia||2||Meetings with (potential) Acquia customers|
|Transportation||Acquia||6.5||Driving to work and driving to meetings|
|Investor relations||Acquia||0.5||Communicating with investors|
|Attending conferences||Drupal||6||Gave one keynote at Harvard Club and one presentation at the IBM Innovation Center for IEEE/ACM|
|Blogging||Drupal||2||Processed my DrupalCon pictures and wrote 3 short blog posts|
|Drupal 8 initiatives||Drupal||3.5||Talked to potential initiative owners and read up on proposals|
|Drupal Association||Drupal||4||Drupal Association board meeting, phone calls with other Board Members, and working with Executive Director in preparation of the board meeting|
|Preparing presentation slides||Drupal||3||Gave 2 presentations that required preparation|
|Radio interview||Drupal||1||Interview with Federal News Radio to talk about Drupal in government|
|Reviewing Drupal core patches||Drupal||0.5|
|Management meetings||Mollom||1||Weekly planning/review meeting|
|Product / engineering management||Mollom||6||Reviewed the results of the last engineering sprint, and coordinated the next engineering sprint|
This week may have been slightly more busy than normal. Also, most weeks I spent more time reviewing Drupal patches — this week most of that time went into starting up the Drupal 8 initiatives and catching up with things after DrupalCon. Other than that, this was a pretty common week.
— Dries Buytaert
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