Hi there! Honestly I'm not dead, I've just been all wrapped up in this whole life thing. You know... that whole, "Holy cow!!!! I work at Google now!! When did this happen exactly?" thing, where you're incredibly busy just trying to get up to speed on it all and catch your breath? Well anyway, I feel bad since I've been silent for so long, so here goes. An update from the trenches of the Life of Jeremy Wall. Since I wrote last I have
- been "acquired by Google"
- had my first "truly successful" Open Source Project
- and actually got my Student Loan back under control.
I'm actually absurdly proud of that last one... And still a bit bewildered by the first one. So lets go down the list one at a time shall we?
The company I worked for DoubleClick Performics got bought by Google. Who would have thought it? Somehow I landed an actual job at Google doing what I love. Crafting Code. I have to say, I think this has to have been a "God thing". I can't see any other way to explain it. Google of course is an awesome place to work. Free food, Smart people, Gameroom (strangely I almost never make into there though), Snacks, and really interesting technology to play with. I'm learning a lot about working in Highly Available, Highly Scalable environments. I keep waiting to wake up and find out it was all a dream.
"The Open Source Project"
My last post was about etap, my learn erlang project. I had no idea that the project would get the attention of Nick, a coder with EA, who was looking for a TAP compliant testing framework for their erlang code. He contacted me and asked if he could take over management of the code. I said" sure", as long as I still got to contribute when I had time. Before I knew it EA was using etap internally and I had what I consider to be my first truly successful open source project. etap has now gotten used commercially, traveled to conferences, and is soon to be featured in a book. Not bad for a learners project huh?
"The School Loan"