My week in review: week #2

I'm tracking my work related activities because people often ask me what my days look like. For one month, I'm posting a weekly summary of my work week (e.g. Monday - Friday, not including weekend work). I'll post four summaries in total as that should give people a good sense. This is the summary of the second week. You can compare it with the summary of the first week, if you like.

Activity Organization Hours Comments
Business development Acquia 5 Meetings with (potential) partners
E-mail Acquia 5
Human resources Acquia 2.5 Interviewing potential hires
Management meetings Acquia 2.5 Weekly status meeting with updates from sales, marketing and engineering.
Staff meeting Acquia 2.5 All company update meeting
Product / engineering management Acquia 5 Reviewed marketing, sales and engineering progress of different Acquia products, and brainstormed about resource allocation
Transportation Acquia 12 Driving to work and trip to Washington DC
Writing code Acquia 0
Preparing presentation slides Acquia 2 Gave 2 presentations that required preparation. Fortunately got some help from marketing.
Attending conferences Acquia 6 Gave one keynote at a cloud event, and gave one presentation at 360info/AIIM in Washington DC
Blogging Drupal 2 Wrote 3 short blog posts
Drupal 8 initiatives Drupal 4 Talked to potential initiative owners for Configuration Management, HTML5 and Design
Drupal Association Drupal 1 Started planning a face-to-face meeting with the Board of Directors in early May
E-mail Drupal 7
Reviewing Drupal core patches Drupal 2
Press interviews Drupal 1 Did two short interviews about Open Source and online collaboration
Writing code Drupal 0
E-mail Mollom 2 Helped close two large new customers
Product / engineering management Mollom 1 Refined our engineering methodology and reviewed some user interface designs
Writing code Mollom 0

Comments

Bojhan Somers (not verified):

You talked about Design with Drupal 8 initiatives :) whoa, that sounds interesting.

March 26, 2011
Parasolx (not verified):

May I ask something about your schedule? What you mean for activity "E-mail" for each organization?

Are you replying email or doing some stuff related with email? You spend almost couple of hours on that.

March 26, 2011
John Faber (not verified):

The big time sink this week appears to be Transportation.

March 27, 2011
Lloyd Budd (not verified):

Do you record the time manually in a spreadsheet or use a tool?

March 28, 2011
Dries:

I used a spreadsheet, in combination with my calendar. No special tools used.

March 29, 2011
Mixel (not verified):

If this is any indication of a standard week, I think Acquia should hire a driver for you. It may even save them money (e.g. 12h you can do something more productive)

It is probably too early to get a self-driving care ...

April 11, 2011

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