I spent most of yesterday doing some hands on training with Max, who will be acting as our Community Intern this summer.
I've known Max since he was just a wide eyed youth shopping at the comic book store I used to work at, and (against my better judgement) suggested he come in to HMX to spend some time helping us out this summer. He is a good kid, but quick with the sass talk, so you better watch out for that. I'm sure you'll be seeing him on the forums soon, and getting emails from him if you've written in to the support email, and if you're really lucky you may catch him at one of the live events we'll be attending this summer. You'll have to be quick if you want to see him though; he's elusive, like a Pokemon.
Max marks our first new hire in the Community department since I started in January. It's been me and HMXJohnlok holding down the fort, while HMXSean spends most of his time on the road. With Max set up, and Alex (of Game Spot fame) joining us in a week or so, we're turning in to a real force to be reckoned with. Expect to see us pushing for some big Community initiatives now that we'll have the increased man power to pull it off. It's shaping up to be a really exciting summer.
Be on the look out for a Rock Blog from Max in the near future. He'll be posting about his first few days at HMX under his nomme de guerre HMXTheMax. Be sure to give him a warm welcome.