I'm a Stage Manager and Arts Administrator by background, and spent 15 years working for opera and dance companies in the UK, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sadler's Wells, Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre.
I moved to the Seattle area in 2003, and now I spend my time helping local arts groups (performing and visual) make more effective use of technology. I work with these groups on technology plans, building websites and choosing/implementing databases.
Most of my current projects involve Salesforce implementations, and I'm becoming increasingly enthusiastic about the potential of this system for arts groups. I have yet to write any Apex code, but I have built custom objects, fields, workflows and lots of reports, and I'm really beginning to understand how the power and flexiblity of Salesforce can be harnessed to serve an arts group's needs.
A lot of this blog's posts are likely to be Salesforce-related, but I also want to take the opportunity to write about anything technological that has some link or relevance to the arts world.
You can find out more about me from my LinkedIn profile, or contact me: cr @ carolinerenard.com