Today was six months since my orientation. It has been an interesting time. I have been noticing lately that I was able to take on a lot more tasks without any extra help, and that I have started to think security when I look at a design. I learned how to write test and production level code, and how to navigate the politics of an American company. Still lots more to learn, but I am definitely making a contribution now, rather than just blinking madly as confusing events fly past.
I have not yet given to the urge to talk in acronyms. I will fight that one.