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Happy Holidays from Adobe!

Every year, Adobe helps us celebrate the holiday season by giving us a fun and interactive way to share the spirit!

This year is no different!  We often have a theme for each year, and I happen to love this years theme – turning inspiration into action.  We’re asking you to share what it is in your life that inspires you, and in return, we’ll donate $1 per response to Mercy Corps with the goal of donating $25,000!

Adobe Holiday Card 2010

So, share the inspiration and share the love!

If you’re on Twitter, please tweet:
• What inspires you? Share with us and we will donate $1 to @MercyCorps. Happy Holidays from @Adobe!

If you’re on Facebook, please share:
• What inspires you this holiday season? Share your thoughts with us and we’ll help turn inspiration into action by donating $1 to Mercy Corps. Happy Holidays from Adobe!

Happy Holidays!

*I love this time of year :D



WANTED: Computer Scientist Summer Intern!

Crazy awesome pic provided by eBoy.

Crazy awesome pic provided by eBoy

We’re hiring! I’m part of the Services Infrastructure team here at Adobe, and we’re looking for some bright and eager individuals to help us build some really cool things! This position is based out of the Adobe office in Seattle and for our team :D  Here’s the description…

Job Title:
Computer Scientist Summer Intern

Position Summary:
The Adobe Services Infrastructure Team is looking for exceptional people to work on systems software and tools in a creative, fun, and fast-paced environment. Join us and help build the core components of Adobe’s SaaS platform, the foundation for online products like and

As a member of the team, you will work alongside the rest of the engineering staff. We’re a flexible team, and we will give you projects addressing a real-world need that will be put into service, while challenging your skills and providing you with practical work experience. We will work with you to set you up for success, starting small and building from there. Adobe has an end-of-summer Intern projects “expo” in a science-fair format where you present your work to Adobe staff (including hiring managers!). Plus, there will be a few fun things like an afternoon trip to the movies.

The following are examples of possible projects: write a tool that auto-generates release notes from check-in comments and bug database records, build an application for managing our wall of monitors reporting statistics on our various services, create a small AIR application that streams real-time statistics from our services to internal users’ desktops (like a stock ticker), or expand the functionality of our emergency phone dialer service.

This job requires a 3rd or 4th-year in a BS Computer Science or equivalent degree, work development experience, excellent verbal and written communication skills, some knowledge of or exposure to test automation frameworks, and preferably some experience developing Java applications and Flex/ActionScript/JavaScript client applications.

• Working towards BS or MS in Computer Science, or related technical discipline.
• Extensive experience with C/C++ and/or Java.
• Preferred experience building and maintaining software systems and/or services.
• A solid foundation and understanding in computer science with strong competencies in algorithms, data structures, and software design.

E-mail me your resume and any other relevant materials you’d like to include at charlesb [at] adobe [dot] com.

For anyone that’s interested, I started off as an intern (with this team, in fact), and it’s a great way to gain some fantastic experience, work on cool projects with some great people, and just be part of an awesome company! I hope to hear from you!


I’ll trade you…a joke for a book

My name is Charles and this is my blog.

So, I’ve decided to start an official blog on Adobe Blogs.  Since I graduated (and even while in university), I’ve tried to contribute to the community as much as I could, but lately, I’ve been…well…lazy.  This blog is my attempt at getting back at it, for better or for worse : P

I thought, what should my first (really second) post be about?  I figured it should be something engaging, like asking people to guess approximately how many lines of code there are in CS5 (which we just recently released), or asking people to submit some ActionScript code to do something like sort a list of 10,000 numbers, most efficient gets a prize.  But, I thought that these are kinda cliché and kinda boring…let’s do something fun.

How about this:

Add a comment to this post with your favorite tech joke.  On June 4th, 2010 (two weeks from today), myself and an impartial jury (i.e. my team-mates) will choose the best ones, and I’ll send you a book!

books.jpgI have a bunch of books ready to ship out, mostly about Flash, Flex, AIR, and ActionScript, but I obviously can’t give one to everyone.  So, top 5 will definitely get something, and, if shipping isn’t killing me, runners up will get consolation prizes!  That’s it!

Happy commenting!

*Important: Make sure you put a valid e-mail address so that I can contact you if you’re a winner!

*Update: There were only 7 entries, so you ALL get a book : )  For anyone reading this post after today, feel free to add more…these are GREAT!

Hello, Interwebs!

Hello, Interwebs.  My name is Charles.