Posted by: Andrew Reynolds | 09/08/2011

A Story from the Office – Labeled to Death

Normally I don’t blog about my work.  I often work at where I am under a NDA (non-disclosure agreement) so I am limited on what I can say publicly and frankly there aren’t that many people on this planet that understand what I do.  I think there are about 300 people who might understand what I do and only about 10 of those would really what to read about it.

So what do I do?  I am a SCM engineer.  SCM stands for, “Software Configuration Management” and “Source Code Management.”  I do both SCM and SCM.  I also often get involved in release and build engineering.  If you’re in the business you’re likely saying, “Sorry to hear that.”  If you’re not in the business you’re say, “You do what?”

The easiest way to explain what I do the non-software engineer is this: Does you’re computer down load software updates from time to time?  Okay, I am that guy.  I am the one that built that package and put it up on the server to annoy you with the immortal question, “Install Update?”

One of the tools I use is Perforce (www.perforce.com) and recently I wrote a guest blog for them on the theme, “from the trenches” telling one of my many work “war stories.”

Well I am very happy to report that Perforce has posted it today.  I enjoyed writing it and am hoping that there are 3 people on the planet who will read it.  You can read the post here: http://blog.perforce.com/blog/?p=6701

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