Monday, June 29, 2009

The Last Week of June

I can’t believe that the internship program is at the half way point. The world seems to pass you by when you spend your days staring at a computer screen. Entering data into a computer program is a time consuming and tedious tack. There is a benefit in this though as my typing abilities have improved sense I started here.

The most interesting thing that happened this was a conference call with the vender that will be installing the new database system that AAPD purchased. Based on what I heard this installation will be more complicated then setting up a PC. The biggest complication I know we will have to deal with is importing the data into the data sources. These data sources include the JFA listserv, MS excel spread sheets, MS word documents, MS Outlook address books, an MS Access database and a Cardscan database. Getting these different data sources into a standard format and removing the duplicates between them will be tricky tack.

I really enjoyed the pizza party on Friday. It was good to talk to some of you being that I am not living at GW. I hope that your placements are treating you well and that you are enjoying your stay in Washington DC. The 4th of July is coming up and that means that HQ will be closed on Friday. If the same is true for your placement then enjoy your time off. I hope to see you all again before the summer is over.

Have a good and productive week.

Chad Carson

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