Merry Christmas!

Here is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Cisco Systems

Cisco Logo

For anyone that has not talked to me in the past few weeks, I wanted to let you know that I officially accepted an offer to work for Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA. I will be starting there this summer in June. I will be entering through the Cisco Choice Program as a Software Engineer which I will explain in a little more detail below.

Before starting work, Dad, William, and I will be taking a cross country road trip (similar to the one I took to get to California for my internship last summer) This time we will be taking the more southern route to get a different view along the way. Of course pictures of the trip and progress will be posted.

Now on to the details about Cisco Choice…

Cisco Choice for full time is very similar to the process of my internship in that I will get to select the department I wish to work with. The main difference this time is we are armed with a little more information. With the internship you are picking with a more limited view of the group based on a summary provided for each group participating. For full time the process is much more in depth.

It starts out with a week of introductions and presentations by the various groups and managers. Week 2 allows us to interview potential groups we are interested and get an idea of what some of the interesting projects they are working on. Finally you select the top several choices and after Week 3 you start working with that group.

Now all that is left is to finish one more semester at Purdue. Here is hoping that Senioritis doesnt kick in too early ;-)

Gallery: Christmas Party

Christmas Party at Feisley Tree Farms 2008!

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Site Updates (continued)

As I was in the coding mood from my changes last night to my website/blog, I took the next logical step and completely overhauled the entire theme. After heavily modifying a theme I think I have the general look I am wanting.

Some of the notable changes include:

  • Grouped categories into logical groups.
  • Better search with context provided along with titles.
  • New logo based on old site logo + favicon (with a touch of red)
  • A few other interesting features that I may take advantage of in the near future

Everything should be in place, if anyone notices some stray PHP code or CSS trying to escape, please let me know so I can put it in its place.

Site Updates

After what has been far too long, I finally took the time to convert my site to using WordPress for all content. Previously I had wanted to have custom PHP run the main site and use WordPress only for the blogging, however, time never seemed to allow me to finish the normal site.

Things still on my list of todo items:

  • Add some content to the About, Projects, and Contact pages
  • Fix the header to match for the fileserver
  • Clean up some of the CSS and other layout stuff