Goodbye Sun!

Today marks the end of a wonderful 9+ years at Sun for me.  I've been a Jiro Consultant, Network Storage Engineer, NetBeans Engineer, NetBeans Evangelist, and a Global Technology Manager.  I couldn't have asked for a more rewarding 9 years.

Sun has given the world so much for free (as in beer).  I'm happy that I was able to be part of that.  Sun has changed the world forever in a positive way.  Sun = Open Source.  Sun has set the standard for open source software.

 I have so many great memories working at Sun and cherish all the great Sunisms and Scottisms:

  • The Network IS the computer(for sure!)
  • .Not
  • "Kick butt and have fun!"
  • JavaOne
  • Beer bash Fridays
  • Sun Tech Days
  • SunTEA (made famous by IBIS)
  • Sun time (the real time people show up for meetings)
  • Work From Home, iWork, Open Work
  • "Please remove me from this alias" email storms
  • etc., etc.

 Thanks for the fabulous journey Sun!  I loved every minute.

Comments:

You're missed already. Keep in touch!

Posted by Geertjan on November 04, 2009 at 05:11 AM MST #

Sad to see you go. See you soon I hope!

Posted by Alexis MP on November 04, 2009 at 06:29 AM MST #

You are one of the best people I have worked. Thanks for all the good memories! Keep in touch!
You're always welcome to Turkey.
Nicedriveway as always! ;)

Posted by Can Ekim on November 04, 2009 at 07:45 AM MST #

David,
I wish the best for you and your family, please stay in touch and you're always welcome to come to Indonesia.

Posted by Alex Budiyanto on November 04, 2009 at 09:49 AM MST #

And you are always welcome to come to Austin as well! :-)

Posted by Gregg Sporar on November 04, 2009 at 11:43 AM MST #

David,

I can't believe this, It's too hard to say goodbye to you, you're an excellent person, I admire you, and I want to thank you for all your help and motivation to us.

I wish the best for you and your family, please stay in touch. Good luck in all your projects and your life, thanks for all!

Alan

Posted by Alan Vargas on November 04, 2009 at 12:33 PM MST #

I wish you the best, David. Only one person needed to leave Sun today and it was the guy mismanaging the company. Take care, if you are ever in Seattle - drop me a line and we can go have some beers.

Posted by Charles Ditzel on November 04, 2009 at 02:45 PM MST #

David, you are also always welcome in Prague, I'll get you some Margots :)

Posted by Roman Strobl on November 05, 2009 at 12:14 AM MST #

I wish you all the best for future endeavors. You were an excellent guide to all the campus ambassador tech leads and ambassadors! Thanking you again for the support and guidance back then! I'm sure you have better opportunities to look forward to! All the very best!

Angad

Posted by Angad Singh on November 05, 2009 at 03:11 AM MST #

David, You were such a great inspiration to all the Campus Ambassadors, the OSUM student community and especially me. I always enjoyed working with you and it was my honour to hae met a wonderful person like you.I will always remember you and the good times we had at JavaOne 2009 San Francisco. All the best in your future projects and endeavours. Wishing all the best to you and your family. Take care.

Posted by Ashwin Bhat on November 05, 2009 at 01:37 PM MST #

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