My job was in a bit of a holding pattern my first month as we worked out answers to some questions about how my team was going to fit into the company. That was straightened out a couple weeks ago and now we’ve started doing real work. Two weeks ago (the week of February 18) my team and I spent the week in Denver getting a crash course on “how things work” from the operations team there.
The trip was very productive, and Denver (“Tech Center”) seems like a pretty nice place. It’s not that unlike much of Northern Virginia, in that everything is pretty much brand new and squeaky clean. The weather was great, reaching almost 60 degrees most days, while it was in the 30s in Virginia. And of course looking out the office window and seeing the Rocky Mountains covered in snow not far away was a beautiful sight.
Back in our temporary Virginia office, we’re getting more and more overcrowded. We’re in a temporary rented room in an office building, sitting at a couple rows of desks (no cubes or offices). The room is sized for 17 people, and we’re at 20 so far, and have some more people starting work soon and often have visitors, so it’s really cramped. We’re scheduled to move into our new “permanent” building down the road on April 2, and we’re all looking forward to that.