I'm sitting in Chicago Midway Airport waiting for my flight home after an amazing week. Today was a very exciting day at work because I got to pair with Ryan Briones and we had the opportunity to hack on open source. Initially we were going to write a MongoDB-backed AB testing tool or fork Vanity to use Mongo, until we discovered Vanity already supports it. Damn them for being so awesome and shooting down our idea!
We were stuck for a while, and our day ended early so we could have a retrospective on the swap and so I could make my flight. I plan to finish up the plugin, though, hopefully in time to give the talk again at CRB this month.
At the retrospective we discussed what we liked about the swap and what could use improvement. That's probably worthy of another post, but I won't get too in depth here. It was a great discussion, though, and I certainly feel confident that these swaps will continue to be more and more valuable.
I can't thank Obtiva and EdgeCase enough for this opportunity. Not only did I get to learn from some great developers and see how a peer company is run, but I also experienced an amazing week in a great new city. Special thanks to Ryan and Chad for taking the time to show me around. You guys rock.