Free Time

If it seems like I have been MIA for the better part of 3 months and have been neglecting my site and other online projects, that would be correct. Recent projects at work have kept me very busy and I have had little time to tinker with my site and the various projects I usually work on.

Fortunately, I have a small break in the form of Christmas coming up. This will allow me to catch up on some much needed maintenance as well as possibly get into some new projects as well.

A list of potential areas to go into soon (to remind me when I forget) ((and in no particular order)):

  • Buildbot
  • Flickr
  • Projects at Work (the unclassified ones, of course)
  • Dynamic DNS
  • Kindle
  • Integration
  • Anything else?

Should be some interesting things coming soon…

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 ;-)