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Opposite Ends of the Spectrum

I recently came from a small startup company in Houston where process was non-existent to a significantly large bank where process is king. After speaking with an ex-coworker, I came to an interesting reflection of the two ends of the spectrum. On one end, getting things done was an open field where you could choose […]

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A Warm Welcome to New York City

As some of you may know, I have left the warmth of Houston, Texas and started the next part of my life in New York City. I am back at JPMorgan Chase as a .NET Developer/Team Lead. New York City did not welcome me when I first arrived. I took a flight from HOU to […]

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Yes, We Hire Developers, Too.

We had a Robocode Competition a few weeks back. Two entries, good fun. There was a guest speaker there from NSM Alumni and after the meeting he asked why JPMorgan was doing a programming competition. WHOA, hold up. Good question. Here at JPMC, I work for the Investment Bank Technology (IBTech). There seems to be […]

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Documentation Fun.

Scope of the change //Original StatusType getDRESS_REHEARSAL() { return(StatusType) get(“DRESS_REHEARSAL”, new StatusType()); } //Changed StatusType getDRESS_REHEARSAL() { return(StatusType) get(“DISASTER_RECOVERY”, new StatusType()); } Please ignore the method name, it still remains. It’s everywhere in the code. Remember, this is the BBOM project. =) Business case: Dress Rehearsal means nothing to the investment bank. The original developer […]

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Rain, Rain Go Away.

So I’m working to finish up some final documentation details and test evidence for submitting my enhancements to a project and Joseph decides to bother me. Good thing our Corporate Messaging system allows me to set myself as Do Not Disturb. I get to go heads down for about 10 minutes when the phone rings. […]