Mean in green
I'm Kevin. I live in Salem, Mass with my wife and little boy and I build software.

First two days

Wednesday Oct 22, 2008

Whew! The first two days have been awesome, but wicked tiring - yes I can say 'wicked' now that I'm back on the East coast :) Most new jobs you spend a few days poking around trying to find something to do. Not this one! I've been been setting up demos for potential clients, sitting in on project planning meetings, researching compatibilities, testing Acquia Drupal release candidates, and a lot more.

The "office" is way cool, the cool part is that there are no offices; everyone sits at the same level which gives you an idea of how much collaboration there is. People are constantly working together with different departments and after ten minutes you get a real appreciation for just how productive these people are. There are a lot of scrum-like practices, and things like the workspace arrangement give a high level of agility and visibility. I definitely feel like I'm a part of something that is constantly moving and evolving.

I'm still sans-Mel which is tough, but only three more nights and we'll be back together! I fly back on Friday to pick her and the animals up and we'll point back eastward.

Lots going on, but I'll try to keep my head above water :)