Today was one of the most important days I had at USITT. The day started off with some time on the Stage Expo floor, and then I went to have a one-on-one meeting with Aaron Rowe, who works for Walt Disney. He was able to give me a lot of advice on my resume, prompt book, and how to get my foot in the door in the world of management.

In the session today about collaboration from afar there was a great discussion about the use of online databases such as Dropbox and Blogging to keep the entire design team informed. Dropbox was very well received by the panel because it has a sense of security (where as only the people invited to the group can see the documents posted by the group), can hold almost any type of file, has the ability for others to add and edit each others work, and can archive the process of the work. The panel expressed that they would love for a production manager to take the initiative to start the website or folder on the online database, however known of them had worked with a production manager who had started this for the design team. I think that these forms of sharing information is the way of the future to keep everyone on the design team on the same page to make the production a cohesive whole.