Sep 24 2010

Week 1 Update…..

Published by at 7:43 pm under Tech,travel,work

… or “The Big Mutant’s Excellent Adventure”

OK, it has been a real busy week for me here in Germany.  Spending the week learning a new application and then learning the coding behind it in order to create customized workflows for our customers.  It is really exciting learning something that is different then the stuff I have been doing for the past 10 years but familiar enough not to scare the hell out of me.

Things started looking up right after I got off the plane in Frankfurt (Kaiserslautern is about 1.5 hours west and south).  When the company booked my rental car for me I received a notice that I was confirmed for some kind of A class compact car.  When I looked this car up I saw that your Friendly Neighborhood Mutant couldn’t even fit his right leg into it.  So I called and explained my dimensions and asked if they could do something for me.   When I got to the rental car desk I found they reserved me a Mercedes E-class sedan (nice!).  This worked out really good, not only for my comfort but there were 3 others from Avid attending the same training so we could now save the company some money and car pool together.  Speaking of these guys (Paul, Manuel and Luis) we hit it off together and have been hanging out together all the time, but more on that later.

So, anyway, the week went on and we were running through a bunch of PowerPoint slides describing the product and how to use it.  And then about the middle of the week we actually started using the product in some “Hello World” type training scenarios.  And finally today (Friday) I actually got to break away from the group and go with one of the programmers to work on some actual live customer-based workflow scripting (YEA!).  So we started working on the workflows and got the majority of the changes made before the client had some issues with their server and we decided to finish up on Monday.  So, the beginning of my real-life coding was short lived but will begin again on Monday.  Stay Tuned!

Interplay Media Asset Manager

Later….

[pullquote]Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

Steve McCroskey (Airplane, 1980)[/pullquote]

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