It's been almost a year since my departure from the Detroit Zoo, the position of Web Developer and working on the Detroit Zoo site. Back then, I accomplished a great many things as an army of one with little corporate experience. Going through three major revisions of the website and through five different versions of Joomla as the Content Management System (Joomla 1.0, 1.5, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.x)
When I started at the Zoo, I knew enough to be dangerous, but I wasn't a coder. Rather, I was someone who was able to integrate code into the CMS that others had written. It was a great learning experience and taught me a great many things about Joomla, development and non-profit work environments, and I still appreciate the time I spent at the Zoo.