I've been at FactSet Research Systems for about a year and a half and I have nothing but good things to say about everyone I worked with there. But I think of myself as someone who's very product-focused and unfortunately the financial industry isn't one that I feel like I have enough interest in to make a meaningful contribution to.
So a week from today I'm starting a new job at Apple as an Integration Engineer on the Siri team.
You don't have to know me all that well to know what a big fan I am of Apple's products so this probably doesn't come as a huge surprise. Siri is a relatively new product, and voice control in general is a whole new area of computing. I've always been very interested in human-computer interaction, and while there are literally textbooks written on how to design a graphical user interface (that is, a screen with pictures and buttons), voice interaction with computers is a largely unexplored field. Only two companies today (that I know of) are doing any significant work on it, at least in a consumer-facing focus, and I'm really excited to be able to contribute to that in any way that I can.