So I got a job

by Andy Boyle.

Starting tomorrow, Aug. 24, I will be an official full-time employee of The St. Petersburg Times. After my summer internship they decided to keep me around.

It goes without saying that I am thrilled, grateful, overjoyed and excited for this opportunity. Working for this newspaper has been a dream of mine for a few years. And it finally came true.

I’ll be part reporter, part news technologist, part utility player. I’ll still be working on stories, but also writing code and doing odds and ends work. My computer-assisted reporting talents will serve me well in the upcoming months (election data crunching), and they will be very useful into the near future (2010 Census!).

Other than that, I have nothing else to say other than the future’s looking bright and I’ll keep you, dear reader or three, updated with my work.