The First Project


Well, the training was finally over and the start of March brought the start of my first project as a consultant at Avanade.

After a little bit of networking with a fellow WWU grad, I got onto my first project, and wouldn’t you know it, it’s at Microsoft. I am currently working in a small team as a UI developer working with ASP.NET, C#, and SSRS, which is quite an exciting opportunity considering ASP.NET and SQL Server are my bread and butter. There was only one problem.. I (and my trusty new laptop) had to be converted to the Microsoft religion before being able to do pretty much anything. So after a new laptop image, hours in software installs and reinstalls, badge creation, badge recreation, and a smart card reader I was finally fully capable of working at Microsoft.

As developing on this project starts I have decided that I will be expanding the scope of my weblog to not only include life snippets but also some code snippets and developer thoughts that I find useful or interesting along the way.

Avanade Training Recap


It has been a while since my last post so I thought I would recap how the training course turned out.

 The training program at Avanade for new college hires is awesome. Two words… free food! But seriously… Avanade offers, not only a mix of learning techniques and material, but the dedication of smart, passionate people to support those techniques and help push people to get off to a good start in their careers. The simulated project that my team and I worked on turned out to be quite a learning experience. We learned a lot about developing .NET in a team environment as well as what it means to be a consultant at Avanade. In the end we delivered one of the better solutions of the group and had a satisfied customer.