Nov 18 2010
It has been a while since I have done a blog post for my own blog so here it goes. I have been way busy with the new job at DevExpress. The one big thing I have been up to is learning a whole new set of controls and concepts around data shaping. I am primarily working with the Pivot grid controls at DevExpress and wow there is a lot more to the concept then I realized. I would still say I do not have the level of expertise that I need to have on this but it’s coming along. I would love to get a great book on the subject, if you know of one please let me know.
I have not been on the job all that long but so far I have been able to do a lot with the job. I went to my first Silicon Valley Code Camp, DevConnections and Desert Code Camp. I had always wanted attend all three events in the past but I just could not justify it but DevExpress wants these type of events covered so I do my part.
I am really looking forward to the week after Thanksgiving as we will have our annual company meeting. A week long meeting in Las Vegas where all the product teams will meet and discuss the upcoming year and what we want to, need to and can accomplish in the next year. I am sure we will be sick of Vegas by the end but I am sure we will all manage to have a good time as well. The biggest reason I am looking forward to the meeting is it will be the first time I get to meet many of the other people on my team. It turns out that DevExpress goes back quite some time, the company grew out of the tools market for Delphi and has been around over 12 years. The Delphi tools market was quite small and some how DevExpress came out of a collaboration from those days. I have yet to get Ray to walk through the whole history with me but I am sure it’s an epic story.
Anyway that is it for now as I am gong to have to jump on the train in a minute and while my connection is good I want to get this posted.
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