Today marks my 1-year anniversary of joining Yahoo to work on the Messenger team. I should probably chart my blog postings during that time to see how they’ve slowed — last year I had a better balance between work and personal time but in 2005 it’s really swung towards work. On the plus side, it’s good to be working for a company with a generally-rising stock price. Of course, Palm was like that for a while too, so I know better than to count on these things… :)
Today I started my next career adventure. After working for palmOne for over 5 years, I've switched gears and am now working at Yahoo! managing part of the Yahoo! Messenger client engineering team. Like my work on Palm Desktop software, the Messenger product is a high-visibility consumer desktop application. The addition of being a network-connected application will make this even more exciting (and another good learning curve). Today I made it through new-hire orientation which wasn't too bad as far as these go. Tomorrow starts the real work!
I try to make it a point to update my resume on a regular basis. I’m not currently looking for work, but if I could just update it as I go along, it seems like it would be easier. But….updating a resume is really a pain. This time I tried something different by treating it more like a conversation, starting with the old stuff (school, first job, etc.) and end with what I’m doing now. If someone wants the gory details with all the right buzzwords, the full resume will need to be updated. In the meantime, if someone just wants to know what I do (and what I’ve done), this form should be perfect.