Before I joined Indigo in 2001, I worked on Office for the Macintosh. So it was really easy to describe my job to my Mom. Explaining what I do as the tech lead for Transports and Channels takes a little more time. For while she’s familiar with Word and Outlook, if I mentioned Named Pipes and TCP I might as well be speaking in Klingon. So here it goes:
Indigo is a communication platform, that developers use to write computer programs that exchange information with other programs (on the same machine, across the internet, etc). Programs send Messages to each other over Channels. I’m responsible for making sure these Channels get the Messages from A to B .
For my Mom, I tell her that Bill thinks it’s important and we stop there. For this blog, we can now begin.