Formerly, the title of Webmaster was not formally defined, and was more-or-less folded into the office of Chief Technical Officer, with Ms. Lecin serving informally as a deputy to the CTO. This appointment recognizes her contribution with a title appropriate to the work she is already doing, and indeed has done for several years under two different CTOs.
In addition to recognizing and formalizing Ms. Lecin's role, the appointment of Webmaster as a separate office allows the Chief Technical Officer to focus more time on the technical infrastructure of the SCA's servers and on strategic information technology policies and initiatives.
The role of Webmaster is entirely separate from the Society Web Minister, an officer who serves as a deputy to the Society Chronicler. The Society Web Minister is involved in policies for administration of web sites at the kingdom and local level, whereas the Webmaster is in charge of the corporate web site in particular and reports to the Chief Technical Officer, who is in turn a deputy to the Society Seneschal, Mr. George Reed.
In the modern world, Marla Lecin has 14 years of experience as a software engineer and ten years as a freelance web developer, her current occupation. In the SCA, Mistress Jessa d'Avondale, OP, is a resident of the East Kingdom. She has served as a Chronicler at levels up to Kingdom, as a staff member for the "Tournaments Illuminated" publication at the Society level, and in numerous other offices. She has been a member of the SCA "Webfolks" team almost since its inception, seeing the www.sca.org web pages through several major redesigns as well as countless incremental changes. Many SCA members may also recognize her contributions as webmaster of the Pennsic War web site, www.pennsicwar.org.
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