In one word, patience.
AV control systems and DSP programmers are the very last in a long line of professionals involved in the AV systems installation process. All the pressure is on them to bring the system to life (or bring it home as Palmer would say), make it work seamlessly and do it on schedule regardless of the delays that came before they were involved.
Schedules can be very tight for them. Here at ACSDI I am amazed at how our programmers remain cool and collected when the schedules change resulting in possibly requiring them to juggle four or five jobs at the same time. They know that if they don’t deliver on time the installation technicians are non-productive, waiting for them to deliver and they are very aware and respectful of this. They are constantly needing to re-prioritize and re-focus. The focus that is needed is amazing and they handle interruptions and schedule changes with patience and grace. That is a LOT of pressure!
I am proud to be a part of this company working with such a wonderful group of guys that work together, constantly helping each other out with no complaints. These past few weeks all of them have worked many extra hours to bring the jobs in on time.
You guys are the BEST!
Of course, there are many more attributes that make a great programmer great but this month especially I have seen so much patience I needed to brag about it.