Sunday, September 9, 2012
Our intern came in to work today, a Sunday, because she wanted to. I wanted to work too; not the whole day, just a few hours to get some things done. It turns out that in a few minutes of collaboration we found a defect in our code that had been overlooked. The code passed our tests, performed its function, only it did so in a non-compliant way. Collaboration in engineering is vital for risk reduction. Collaboration with a bright, knowledge-thirsty grad student is much better; it's fast-moving, rewarding and fun.