The first week of my senior project has been quite hectic. The reason for my title: "Working at NW Logic?", is that although I will be working at NW Logic, I never actually went to the NW Logic office this week. Due to issues with the management at NW Logic, I wasn't able to go in at the beginning of the week, so I stayed at home and worked on pieces of my project there. Since I wanted to do some one on one work with my mentor, and the management at NW Logic was still figuring things out, I ended up working at my mentor (Manny)'s office at The Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC). The picture shows the desk that I was working at, which is right next to my mentor's desk, and Manny is slightly cut off by the picture, but he seems happy with the arrangement. That being explained, I will probably be bouncing back and forth between OTBC and NW Logic, depending on how much my present work depends on NW Logic's employees.
Concerning my work for the week, the first week was primarily getting me settled in. We discussed a lot of the big picture of the project, and how many different companies would be able to use it, and how he wants the entire project to be Open Source. And i spent much of my time at home writing a small tidbit of code for him to look at to assess where my abilities were at, and where he needed to help me. He determined, as many of my teachers and mentors in the past have, that I work quickly and efficiently, covering many ideas, but my detail and note-taking (documentation) could use a little improvement. Many of my teachers can attest to that.
One thing I found both very interesting and entertaining, is that me and my mentor Manny are actually very similar. We have many of the same ideas on similar topics, and I find it extremely easy to talk to him and get along with him. I also learned with an abundance of happiness that he is also a great fan of Chipotle, and I'm sure we will visit the Chipotle near our workplace on many occasions.
I'm loving the work and I'm loving the company, but I also hope the issue with me working at NW Logic will be fixed soon so I can get more work done on the actual project.