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Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham UberDork
11/3/21 1:06 p.m.

I do the numbers.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/3/21 1:08 p.m.

I'm a mommy for about 100 250+ lb children who are usually quite bad at following basic directions. 
 

(Commercial construction management- about 75% of which are car dealerships)

Previously I owned a company that did a lot of historic architectural restoration work, owned a coffee shop, owned a small transport company, hospital facilities management, and a decade in 3rd world housing development in Caribbean countries  with Habitat for Humanity. 
 

My college degree was in theatrical design! Lol!

AAZCD (Forum Supporter)
AAZCD (Forum Supporter) Dork
11/3/21 1:44 p.m.

You never have to Ask a pilot what he does for a living.

Retired from the Army in the early 2000s and didn't plan to fly again. Got a job doing labor and equipment operation at a small water district while I got my real estate license. That lasted about two years. An old friend that I'd had an engine failure with while flying a heavy sling load over mountains in Central America found me and got me to start flying again. Over 15 years in EMS now and plan to keep doing it as long as they let me.

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UberDork
11/3/21 1:45 p.m.

Mechanical Engineer doing building energy optimization and HVAC Building Automation Programming. 

Previously was an Electrical Engineering manager at a Nuke plant, Fluid Filtration Engineer and Contract Furniture Product Development Engineer.

I really want to play with cars professionally or at least full time however.    

LifeIsStout
LifeIsStout GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/3/21 1:54 p.m.

I'm an internal consultant for the largest Digital Signature company in the world. Basically customers that have paid to use the software need help implementing, setting up or discovering new use cases, deployment, tech support, general strategy for SaS products pay extra for me to help them with all that stuff.

I actually enjoy the process and figuring out solutions to what people want, so it's a great fit for me. I was on the support side of the company before, but I don't want to be a firefighter 100% of the time so I changed roles 3 years ago for the better. 

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe PowerDork
11/3/21 2:09 p.m.
cmcgregor (Forum Supporter) said:
wearymicrobe said:

Adapt automation to scientific discovery problems and take that data and adapt it for AI to crunch. 

This, except I'm currently funemployed.

Want to come to California. We have a job openning. You would have to work with me though. 

bmw88rider
bmw88rider GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/3/21 2:20 p.m.

I run global distribution sales for a software company.  Which means I have people curse me out in multiple languages instead of just english. 

Hasbro (Forum Supporter)
Hasbro (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
11/3/21 2:24 p.m.

I have a self storage biz with my brother. I'm the onsite mgr. and bro manages me once a week via Zoom.

 

BTW, my niece is looking for IT people;

https://boards.greenhouse.io/idme

Schmidlap
Schmidlap HalfDork
11/3/21 2:37 p.m.

I'm a physicist at a radiation oncology center. 

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
11/3/21 2:39 p.m.

I do automotive marketing for a big plastics company.  Lots of design innovation/lightweighting type stuff for the OEM's and tiers.  Also lots of the black plastic that we break while working on our cars, yes you can actually curse me directly for that, it feeds the family.

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/3/21 2:44 p.m.

I work in GIS (geographic information system) for a utility. I tell people I make maps, but I mostly deal in mobile data collection and mapping. I haven't really mapped anything myself in quite a long time. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/3/21 2:50 p.m.
84FSP said:

I do automotive marketing for a big plastics company.  Lots of design innovation/lightweighting type stuff for the OEM's and tiers.  Also lots of the black plastic that we break while working on our cars, yes you can actually curse me directly for that, it feeds the family.

I broke some of your E36 M3 over lunch. Sorry. 

Were you in any way responsible for the horrific plastic gm used in their trucks in the 90s? Please say no. I kinda like you.

RacetruckRon
RacetruckRon GRM+ Memberand Dork
11/3/21 2:58 p.m.

I'm a design engineer in the cordless tool market.  I used to work on the red tools with the lightning bolts now I design lime green lawn mowers.  

Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
11/3/21 3:04 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Were you in any way responsible for the horrific plastic gm used in their trucks in the 90s? Please say no. I kinda like you.

Or the plastic cooling parts in many german E36 M3 boxes... if so I have some words.

AAZCD (Forum Supporter)
AAZCD (Forum Supporter) Dork
11/3/21 3:06 p.m.
thatsnowinnebago said:

I work in GIS (geographic information system) for a utility. I tell people I make maps, but I mostly deal in mobile data collection and mapping. I haven't really mapped anything myself in quite a long time. 

Somewhere along the way I got a Geography degree focusing in GIS. Never actually held a GIS job, but used all the tools in military planning and always loved playing with it.

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
11/3/21 3:19 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:
84FSP said:

I do automotive marketing for a big plastics company.  Lots of design innovation/lightweighting type stuff for the OEM's and tiers.  Also lots of the black plastic that we break while working on our cars, yes you can actually curse me directly for that, it feeds the family.

I broke some of your E36 M3 over lunch. Sorry. 

Were you in any way responsible for the horrific plastic gm used in their trucks in the 90s? Please say no. I kinda like you.

Thankfully I can say it wasn't me, I'm an 05 on guy in the space.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/3/21 3:20 p.m.

I've gone from wondering how this code could've ever worked to herding cats who were wondering how this code ever worked. Now I advise, mentor and train people who wonder how this code ever worked and also their management.

I'm also really good at getting mechanics to say "funny, I've never seen that go wrong" but that's more of a calling.

84FSP
84FSP UltraDork
11/3/21 3:20 p.m.
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) said:
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Were you in any way responsible for the horrific plastic gm used in their trucks in the 90s? Please say no. I kinda like you.

Or the plastic cooling parts in many german E36 M3 boxes... if so I have some words.

Sadly many of those are me, prepares for slings and arrows.

Trent
Trent PowerDork
11/3/21 3:23 p.m.

90% of the time I am managing the shop  https://vintageunderground.com/

10% of the time I actually get to do the fabrication and machining part that I love. 

untchabl
untchabl Reader
11/3/21 3:25 p.m.

Maintenance Technician for a major pharmaceutical company.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
11/3/21 3:28 p.m.

Industrial sales - hoses, gaskets, fittings, Hydraulic, pneumatic, industrial, chemical, conveyor belts, metal hose.

Coolest place besides your everyday steel mills and chemical plants?

1. Alcoa Aluminum in Iowa.  Big, molten vat of aluminum x 12' diameter.  Don't fall in   

2. Subaru plant in Lafayette, IN. They have a giant basement under production with conveyor belts carrying sheet metal scraps out.  Rolls of steel in and a car out.  

3. Johnsonville Bratwurst plant, Momence, IL.  Hogs in one door and frozen brats out the back.    Thought I was going to barf so that's why it's cool.    

4. GP particle board plant.  Northern Michigan  

5. Steam tunnels under the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.   Long tunnel with expansion joints that needed changing.  I expected a lot of rats.  
 

 

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/3/21 3:39 p.m.
wearymicrobe said:
cmcgregor (Forum Supporter) said:
wearymicrobe said:

Adapt automation to scientific discovery problems and take that data and adapt it for AI to crunch. 

This, except I'm currently funemployed.

Want to come to California. We have a job openning. You would have to work with me though. 

 

Can I?  crying

Matt B (fs)
Matt B (fs) UltraDork
11/3/21 3:39 p.m.

I try to make software less terrible.  This is usually a combination of requirements gathering, interface design, usability testing, and generally battling HIPPO opinions with data.  I work for a large utility that doesn't have to compete with anyone directly. So you can imagine getting the C-suite to care about customer satisfaction beyond not making them noisy in front of the public service commission is a challenge at times.  That said, I enjoy it quite a bit and my direct colleagues are great so I'll call it a win.

Yourself
Yourself New Reader
11/3/21 3:46 p.m.

Retired mechanical engineer. Worked at a couple diesel engine companies doing engine design and analysis for the first half of my career. The second half was in engine control system software and system architecture. About half the time was as a technical specialist and half managing small teams of 4-12 engineers in each area. I enjoy finding creative solutions to complex problems, whether they are mechanical, software, or people issues. And I especially enjoy being retired.

Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
11/3/21 3:54 p.m.
84FSP said:

Sadly many of those are me, prepares for slings and arrows.

05 on you are safe from me, lucky

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