Friday, February 20, 2009 16:39:45.112 PST The new search functionality on the website has to be in place before EOD. Of course she new about these changes weeks ago. And yes, she was at the big meeting on Tuesday when the CIO outlined all the bullet points that needed to be completed before the Friday launch. With bloodshot eyes and a head swimming in caffeine Eldatari Blaze has been awake for 36 hours straight. The dark and ominous cloud that is ‘deadline’ is perched on her shoulder like a vulture. Is there another way to code? Smoke seems to rise from the keyboard and her fingers blur as she takes a final breath and briefly moves her eyes from the screen for one final glance at the clock on the wall. ‘Finished…’ she thinks to herself as she taps the final keystroke, ‘…with 3 minutes and 24 seconds to spare.’
She is referred to by some around the office as ‘The Wizard’. If someone needs help with a complicated algorithm she is the one they ask. But in the world at large she is simply know as ‘Code Writer’.