What you can call me is Chief, or CP for short because I am now the Chief Programmer for my product. For those of you who are not familiar with the Company and it's titles, Chief Programmer means I manage the entire technical aspect of the release of the product, which involves setting direction, managing schedules and people, etc etc. Basically, on technical things, the buck stops here.
(But I still can't fix your computer at home)
If you can't tell, I am super duper excited about this. Chief Programmer is like..... the last title you will have that means you still do technical stuff. After that, it is all architecture and pie in the sky. It is the pinnacle of achievement. Ok, people may argue with that, and say STSM (Senior Technical Staff Member) or DE (Distinguished Engineer) is the pinnacle of achievement, but hey.... this is as awesome as the time I became a CSM at Wal-Mart at age 18, which is like, the youngest age you can have that title. I am probably not the youngest CP in the Company's history.... but it sure is nice to have a bit of achievement before I descend over the hill into my 30s!
Ah..... and now that the glow is over, I better get back to work! Because of course this means I will spend the summer essentially doing two jobs, the one I have now while it transitions to someone else, and the Chief Programmer one. And I have to learn more about the product, because I have been focused on install, and don't really know how it works once it is installed.
6 months ago