I’m a working man! After my first week of training, I’ve met some awesome people and learned a ton. Orientation and pre-requisite courses were last week, and this week Solution Delivery Fundamentals. We’ll start coding tomorrow or the next day, which I’m looking forward to (being a nerd). In my position there’s no guarantee that I’ll be a developer; most likely a tester. I know by now that I’ll be stationed in the downtown Sacramento office here, just a few blocks from the state capitol building and my favorite sushi bar, Mikuni.
Until then I’m training in SF in Spear Tower at 1 Market Street. Accenture rents the top three floors of the building so we get a bird’s eye view of the San Francisco bay. Today that view was seasoned with thousands of ralliers for immigrant policy reform. Even from 42 floors above the commotion the crowd was clearly audible. I support them and commend the efforts of every person who has made his or her voice heard. Too bad there aren’t any American citizens speaking up about important issues, myself included.
My roadtrip with Smeags was a blast. We checked every destination and individual off our list, including a trip to the Willamette Valley for fine Oregon wine tasting the Ballard Locks in Seattle. Thanks go out to Matt in Eugene, cousin Kristen in Portland, and Lauren, Kenny and Justin in Seattle for their hospitality.
Tonight I’m in week two of my five-week training. I’m staying at the Club Quarters, a beautiful spot in downtown. I’ll be here for two weeks, then to St. Charles, Il for some more Accenture school.