On the R&D team

I've been working at Sidhe a week now, and I'm on the R&D team. While some of the other members are doing neato stuff like engine development and extending a level editor, I've been assigned to work on an in-house groupware tool.

As I was expecting, I probably won't get to do anything remotely glamorous until they know what my capabilities and weaknesses are. They did take a risk by hiring me after just a single phone interview. So it's fair enough really — I should stop bitching and give it my best.

5 Responses to “On the R&D team”

  1. 1 don
    July 17, 2006 at 4:34 am

    So hows it going after a month?

  2. July 18, 2006 at 12:11 am

    I’ve finished up on the bug tracking system — until something breaks, of course — and have recently started doing maintenance on the I/O code of Sidhe’s game engine.

    The other teams in the company are hard at work on the Jackass game (www.jackassthegame.com) and Melbourne Cup Challenge.

    Naturally things are not as laid-back as they are in business IT. The boss is looking a bit restless due to the length of time I’ve spent getting my head around the wee corner of engine code I’m working on.

    That said, Sidhe has a pretty good social scene with friday night guitar hero sessions, parties, an indoor netball team (!?), board game meets and such.

  3. 3 jim
    August 18, 2006 at 3:56 am

    So, how’s it going after two months?

  4. August 21, 2006 at 11:01 pm

    You know, this works pretty well for me. Instead of blogging initiated by my immense reserves of self-discipline and good intentions, someone I know wanders over and prods me to do some damn updates for a change. This question and answer format suits me a lot better. 🙂

    I’ll put this one the front page, instead of in the comments.

  5. 5 Simon
    June 14, 2007 at 6:21 am

    So, how do things look after 12 months?

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