The first ten weeks of my summer I spent interning with the Account Management team at Wazee Digital. As a rising junior studying economics at Middlebury College, I was grateful and excited to be part of a unique and exciting business in a city that I had never been to before.
You see, Humpty is a deploy. He was all right in QA but collapsed after being deployed to production. Now, the site’s down and your boss is losing his shit. IT is saying the code is broken. The developers are saying it’s a server issue.
After 18 years it was a daunting move to a new company, new coworkers, and new clients. So why not take the safe path? There is a popular saying in the M&E industry: ‘Content is King’. What isn’t mentioned is that the content is often locked up in the dungeon like an ill-begotten prince after being paraded around once when it was a cute newborn never to be seen again. Just like that prince – there is hidden potential which needs to be properly prepped and made available to the masses for consumption. To have the opportunity to teach the industry how to unlock the revenue opportunities in their already existing content is an exciting and fascinating prospect. But first, I needed to meet my new coworkers, clients, and product.