Well it’s that time of year again, the time to move onto a new e-commerce platform.
Let’s recap the last 3 years, as well as a bit of the future in terms of migrations:
- Migrate DC Shoes marketing site, skate.dcshoes.com, to eZ Publish at www.dcshoes.com, to eventually migrating that to blog.dcshoes.com – 2011
- Migrate the Quiksilver Blog, blog.quiksilver.com from a WordPress 2.7 MU to 3.5, to eventually migrating off onto its own instance. – 2012
- Migrate the Roxy Blog in the same fashion as Quiksilver, from a WordPress 2.7 MU to 3.5, to eventually migrating off onto its own instance. -2012
- Rebuild the quiksilvertravel.com to a new platform and look on eZ Publish. This lasted until the business was unfortunately canned last year. – 2011
- Re-launch our Roxy e-commerce (www.roxy.com) from GSI (E-Bay Enterprise) to Oracle ATG. The launch of 2012, failed…
- Re-launch the re-launch of Roxy e-commerce from GSI to ATG. Launch of 2013 succeeded this May 2013.
- Re-launch our Quiksilver e-commerce site from GSI to Oracle ATG. Launched July 2013.
- Migrate but never re-launch, the new DC Shoes site on Oracle ATG. The site still exists in a “ghost town” mode. – 2013
- Rebuild our main company, Quiksilver Inc site, from a custom old site to eZ Publish (www.quiksilverinc.com) – 2012
- Migrate our “global” pages (global.quiksilver.com, global.roxy.com, global.dcshoes.com) from ASP Sites to PHP Sites – 2011
- FUTURE – Migrate the Quiksilver blog in #2 to a new platform – Fall 2014
- FUTURE – Migrate the Roxy blog in #3 to a new platform – Fall 2014
- FUTURE – Migrate dcshoes.com e-commerce site from E-Bay Enterprise to Demandware – Summer 2014
- FUTURE – Migrate quiksilver.com e-commerce site from ATG to Demandware – Fall 2014
- FUTURE – Migrate roxy.com e-commerce site from ATG to Demandware – Fall 2014
Holy Moses, sweet baby Jesus…
Now I must admit that it’s a bit crazy when you look at it like this. I mean, its crazy. But I see things differently, in a good way.
What other scenario could a person possibly be in to be given the opportunity to learn three major e-commerce platforms? I love the fact that I have been knee deep in GSI, committed code and worked everyday with ATG, and now get to work with Demandware.
Not even for the resume aspect of it, but for the freshness.
Everyday something is different, new opportunities and new systems. New faces and new workflows.
3 Years ago I made a post, “I’m Declaring Free Agency“, discussing my desire to move to a company that allows me to help them get better. I really think I’m doing that at Quiksilver. We as a company are going through many changes right now, from the organization down to our physical desks. And I hope to be there for the ride.
I’m excited for the future. Scroll down and you’ll see that we’ve made some cool shit, and brought some great experiences to our customers. We’ve been really bogged down with platform migrations, its undeniable, but if we could crank out work and do the 10 migrations listed above, imagine what our team will do once we’re done with #15.
2015, it’s on.
I just realized I need to add more work, I haven’t put up a recent marketing experience I’ve worked on! that DVF project was not the most recent!