Hello Sun, Hello World
By Bill Rushmore III on Jun 26, 2008
It's official, I now work for Sun as a full time employee. It has been been a long road and even though it may sound cliché it is really a dream come true. I am working with the group that runs OpenSolaris.org site which has historically been known as the Tonic team. The team is part of the Solaris Kernel Group.
So how does a Java Developer become part of the Solaris Kernel Group? Well for me it started at JavaOne in 2005. I attended a BOF on DTrace and Java. I was completely amazed at what Bryan Cantrill was doing on his Ferrari laptop with DTrace probing a live Java app. From that moment on I was hooked on OpenSolaris and got involved with the community. In March I was lucky enough to land a contracting job with Sun and this week I am now I am officially an employee.
Sun is truly a fantastic company to work for and I am very grateful for the opportunity. For one thing, I did not have to relocate thanks to Sun´s Open Work program. I have found Sun really values the employees and just doesn't view them as just another resource on a spreadsheet. But most importantly I can completely relate to the values and innovate thinking of Sun and obviously a ¨true believer¨ in the vision. This might sound a little over the top but it is really how I feel.