Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Day 1


Wow, It's been a while since I've been excited. Not about something, but about EVERYTHING!

I've been excited about triathlon for a while now for those of you who know me. It's been an amazing internal journey of getting to know myself, my capabilities, my limits. But something great happened today. I got FIRED!

Call it what you want to call it. They didn't really give me ANYTHING in writing today, and at my last review I told my boss it seemed like it wasn't working, and they should work out a smooth transition. I wanted to keep my friends right? And my bosses who shall remain nameless where I worked (Luxtera) didn't really communicate with me for the last 6 months, so my life was basically a waste of time while they wrung the last of my knowledge and I gracefully transitioned out. Well it appears that time was today!

The reality is the details of what happened don't bother me THAT much so I won't bore you with them. Luxtera was of course my 6 year old startup, where I'd been working the last 2 years. I grew with it from roughly 40 to 75 the last 2 years and worked on a Plethora of things I'm incredibly proud of. There's a list at the bottom if anyone's interested (Geeks/Potential Employers/etc.)

1) If you're my friend, you should see/hear more of me for a little fun
2) I'm going to do IT consulting part time. If you've used/witnessed my IT Saavy before, let me know if there's anything I can help you with. If you are talking to a contact and they need some help let me know. I can help with small things, and help get you in touch with the right people for bigger things.
3) Some other fun things will be coming. I've not decided yet whether to seek full time employment, to start my own business, or some other consulting gigs. If you're interested let me know.

Everything happens for a reason!


My Luxtera Achievements:

-Board, Firmware, and PC DLL for a 2 channel Optoelectronic Transceiver called Aurora
-TCP Based GUI for 4 channel WDM Optical Mux
-Verilog for Digital blocks of first sampled 4 channel QSFP Optical Transceiver (I believe)
-Board Electronics for a couple revs of first sampled 4 channel QSFP Optical Transceiver (I believe)
-Firmware for first sampled 4 channel QSFP Optical Transceiver (I believe)
-XML Based Tool for testing/debug of HW/FW/SW (Thanks Phil @ Dexcom for showing me the C# light)
-Slave program for production alignment station
-Extensive PERL scripting for internal use
-Handled deployment (not IT side) of SVN and most user questions, and worked with IT when system had issues
And a lot more.

You can see my linked in profile for more job history. Also check out the NSI Robots I worked on, and the Borevitz Lab where I did some cool PERL scripting and continue to collaborate.

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