Thursday, November 1, 2012

New city, new focus

This month has been full of changes for my household.

First, I accepted and started my new job with BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, MO. My official title is "Senior Analyst", I am working on the Healthcare Informatics team at the Center for Clinical Excellence, and my primary function is Java development.

Second, my wife, Natalie, the two kids and I have moved from Chicago to St. Louis. We are currently staying with family in the area. We are happy to be closer to Natalie's family in the area, but will miss the other Bishops in northern Illinois that we leave behind.

Our condo in Chicago is (hopefully) in the final stages of selling, so Natalie and I have started the process of looking at apartments and house shopping in the neighborhoods around my new office.

At the time I am writing this, I am well into the third week at my new job, and am wrapping up my first project. It's nice to feel challenged and productive! BJC is a great organization, and the staff are very knowledgeable and professional, but maintain a flexible and friendly environment. So far the job has been great, and I feel a very good fit for me personally and professionally.

My posts on will likely take a turn to more enterprise development topics, and I already have some material to finish writing about some of the inherent benefits and nagging challenges of using hibernate as a data abstraction layer in Java.

So as usual, thanks for following, and stay tuned for more!

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