Unless you are a Facebook friend, you might not get the reference in my title. I posted something mushy about the amazing man I married there. Here, I turn to website launches as the next victim for my emotion today.
This morning, The American University of Paris relaunched their website. I led the mStoner team on this project and I am incredibly proud of the work we did with the AUP team. Look for more on the topic of this partnership in a future mStoner blog post. [Update: a post Greg Zguta and I wrote about the AUP website for the mStoner blog.] For now, just bask in the glory of AUP’s new site. I’ll be smiling all day because of it.
Five years ago today, I was sitting with the team at William & Mary doing what AUP did this morning (different time zones, same champagne). At 11:38AM on July 31, 2008, we relaunched wm.edu so I understand how the AUP team feels right now. Hard work that pays off is one of the best things that can happen in a day. My opportunity to work on the William & Mary website is a standout when I look back on my career and work life. I hope you all experience that feeling, more than once.
I now say to the AUP team what I said to the William & Mary team at 11:40AM, “Stop! We are all going to stop checking links and reading email for one minute and celebrate. We did great work and I want us to stop for a moment and cherish that.” We did. And, I still do.