Teams Comes to Linux

As many of you know my primary machine for both work and fun is a Linux box. For most work related things I just use the VMWARE Horizon client to get what I need done in my normal work environment. The reality is that my life resembles a frantic split-brained set of efforts that require me to bounce between Slack and Teams and the native Linux guy (me) has gotten aggravated with the additional steps required by not having a native Teams client. Granted, its a small aggravation. But an aggravation nonetheless. Thankfully Microsoft released a native Teams client for both .Deb and .Rpm crowds. The elimination of small aggravations is like chocolate for the soul. You can find the …

A quick pose with Shreya Shah the mastermind behind our Diwali celebration

Diwali 2019

Diwali came late to the Terrell Mill campus at Fiserv this year. For reasons too numerous to mention, our celebration slipped past the actual Diwali holiday into the following week. But that delay did nothing to dampen joy and celebration as we observed it at work. The Festival of lights is an Indian holiday that celebrates good over evil and usually lasts for five days. So we had to make up for a lot of time in the celebration. Organized by employees and our Asian Resource Group, the day featured an incredible catwalk of people dressed in traditional clothing, more food than you could possibly imagine, and of course…dancing! With Indian music videos playing on all the screens, crowds gathered …

2019 Interns

2019 Internship Program

Lots of Internship programs promise to give university-going candidates a glimpse of what it is like to work in the real world. Especially in their fields of study. While in many cases they may get to work on real project for their short time partnered with an employee, build spreadsheets, maintain systems or processes that employees have no desire to do, or in the worst cases become glorified gophers – I have a much different view of how these things should go. Every year I sponsor a special program for internships that is aimed at building leadership skills, focuses on self-direction, driving technical depth, and ultimately building actual products or capabilities that will actually be used by the firm itself. …