I'm a robotics engineer, previously at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. Earlier last Fall, I responded to this tweet from Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors:
Engineers interested in working on autonomous driving, pls email email@example.com. Team will report directly to me.Since then, life has been a flurry of activity, culminating in a job offer at Tesla Motors in firmware engineering for Autopilot. I'm a Tesla superfan and a Model S owner, so this is a dream job for me. Although my wife and I could have flown out to our new home in California, we decided that a cross-country road trip in a Tesla to go work for Tesla was too much of an opportunity to pass up.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 18, 2013
We'll be crossing the country on the Tesla Supercharger network and blogging our journey on the way. We're traveling from Maryland with our dog, Gambol. Approximately T-2 hours to launch. Stay tuned!