Life After Peace Corps
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Posted on November 10th, 2008 by Aaron.
I got a job!
I’ll be working for Rosetta Stone, the company behind the well-known language-learning software. Although they’re based out of Virginia, they have a satellite office in Boulder that does R&D for their speech recognition engine (the part of the software that can tell if you’re pronunciation is correct or not).
I’ll be doing research, making prototypes, trying out new things. It sounds challenging, but also great fun.
After traveling the world for six months, and before that two years of not exactly an “office job”, I’ve often wondered how I would feel about returning to something “normal”. Would I dread it?
But actually, I’m excited. Some of it is the idea of having something “normal” again (Peace Corps is very…intense, and that’s a hard thing to maintain), but the nature of the job is also very exciting. Working on real-world Artificial Intelligence in a corporate r&d lab is something I’ve always wanted to do.
I start tomorrow!