Rosetta Stone

Posted on November 10th, 2008 by Aaron.
Categories: Uncategorized.

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!

8 comments.

Peter Lee

Comment on November 10th, 2008.

Welcome to Joine US – Rosetta Stone Labs, Boulder

Wes

Comment on November 10th, 2008.

and tomorrow the government begins taking money you earned…i love america, glad you got a job and are working again ya “hippie”
laters
Wes

Nannette

Comment on November 11th, 2008.

Congratulations Aaron!

The job sounds great. I look forward to hearing more about it.

Mickey

Comment on November 11th, 2008.

Congrats. Have you found a fencing school yet?

Owen

Comment on November 12th, 2008.

Congrats! I don’t want to give the beard all the credit, but it does give you a certain level of distinction.

Bean

Comment on November 12th, 2008.

Sound like your kind of job. Good luck!

Love Bean

Micah

Comment on November 14th, 2008.

Good on ya’! that was actually one of the quickest job hunts I’ve heard of lately, well done. throw some pranks into that software, lewd double entendres (spelling?), colloquial insults, and “your mom” jokes. Just so anyone learning the language will be hilarious when they travel.

Eric

Comment on December 4th, 2008.

Congratulations on your new job. I am actually considering applying to a position and Rosetta Stone and would greatly appreciate the opportunity to ask you a few questions about the company. May I send you an e-mail? I can be reached at erictranslates {at} g-m-a-i-l {dot} c-o-m

Thank you in advance for the information.