I probably should have updated yesterday. Meh.
My first two days of work were mostly uneventful. I haven’t really done much beyond the basic training and learning about the systems.
I’m going to be working on CoMotion, the infrastructure that powers basically everything that Viz does, so I’ve spent some time reading over the documentation of the software. I hope I’ll get to start poking around the code soon. They use Preforce for source control, which will be a little weird to get used to, but it seems kinda awesome.
The environment is really weird… since Viz was originally a part of Maya and then was bought by General Dynamics and integrated into its C4 Systems department, it has the feel of a very small startup where everyone is friendly and approachable, but there are huge hurdles to even the most basic things that make you realize it’s part of a huge, scary corporation.
For example, I needed to install the Java Development Kit and an IDE today, but I don’t have admin rights to my computer. I had to fill out a 4 page form that will get reviewed by my manager and his boss and his boss and the IT department at GD before I will get those rights. In the meantime, I had to call the corporate helpdesk and convince them to install the software for me. What a pain.
Besides work, not much has been happening. I really should work more on Student Wars, but between work and certain personal commitments, I have no time to do much of anything else. Maybe this weekend.
Alisa, Greg, and I went photoing yesterday.