by Donnacha DeLong, trading as Autonomy Consulting
I am a London-based online communications consultant working with clients to support them in rebuilding their websites and improving their online communications.
I worked on new websites builds for:
- G&H – Sanity CMS build, launched June 2022.
- TSSA – Kentico Kontent CMS build with CRM integration, launched September 2021.
- NUJ – Preside CMS build with CRM integration, launched February 2021.
- Nautilus International – Episerver CMS build with CRM integration, launched May 2018.
- TUC unionlearn – Drupal CMS build with CRM integration, launched January 2015
- NUJ – Netxtra CMS with CRM integration, launched in August 2013.
I have trained staff in the use of new CMSs, including preparing training documents and videos.
I am a trained ScrumMaster and an experienced online journalist. I have a BA in Journalism from Dublin City University and an MA in Political Communications from City, University of London. I also completed a short course in html5/css3 at City, University of London, in July 2015.
Before 2010, I was a website editor and journalist for more than a decade.
I was Senior Site Editor of Amnesty International’s global website, amnesty.org, from 2007 until 2010. In that time, I played a key role in developing the organisation’s use of social media for campaigning and reporting purposes. As editor, I oversaw the build and launch of their new website in 2017, the development of which saw the introduction of Arabic layout to Drupal and the integration of CiviCRM.
Originally from Dublin, I started working professionally as a journalist on the RTÉ News website in 1998. I worked there through the early days of online journalism until 2002. During my time, I experienced the introduction of the first editorial CMSs.