Wednesday, November 10, 2010

No more ¿quando? !

This morning I formally accepted a verbal offer from Hewlett-Packard MarketSplash in American Fork to start 1 December.

The link above (click on the picture) isn't much of a representation of what I'll be doing. That content is descriptive of the original MarketSplash product. The development teams are much broader and do web-based things...

...what I'll be doing: great stuff! This is really what I've wanted to be paid to do: back-end Java work that will include database and various frameworks like Spring, Hibernate, JavaServer Faces (JSF), RESTful servlets and much more. I'm all a-quiver; really!

When you think of Apple, you think of iPhones®, iPods®, Macintoshes, etc. What you don't think of because it's not exactly written all over it is that Apple is also an insanely great software company. Maybe even more so than it is a hardware company.

HP is known for the best printers and scanners anywhere. I myself have never owned any other brand of desktop printer except briefly an early Texas Instruments laser.

On the other hand, I'm going to be one of the guys writing the software. Software is major fun. I'm lucky to be a software guy and lucky to be working as one. It's been a great life; fortunately for me, there's more to come.


  1. I'm very excited for you Papa. Your expertise will benefit their company greatly. It is so neat that you will be working for HP, I love there printers and only buy their brand. What a relief to know you found a job you will enjoy too! Love you and I knew you would find something because you are my smart papa who in my mind is brilliant and can do just about everything!

  2. This is great.
    Dad and I are very excited for you. You sounded so excited last night and we felt that a load had been lifted from your shoulders. We are happy and proud of/for you.

    Keep up the good work.

    Love ya,
    Mom & Dad