Training @ Sun
By John Clingan on Oct 14, 2004
My last post on training got me thinking a bit about working and training at Sun. As a systems company Sun has a wide array of technologies to bring to bear to solve problems. As an innovative company, those technologies are in constant flux. Newer/faster/better hardware. More innovative packaging of that hardware. New business models (per-employee pricing). The Java Enterprise System is a set of products sharing the same uses cases (where it make sense by crossing product boundaries). The level of integration (without lock-in) is going up,up,up. And through the Java Enterprise System we are both supporting and driving new standards.
I still owe you all a blog on the Sun Culture (it's still percolating). One part of that culture is innovation via self-motivation. We desire to innovate (and YOU innovate on top of our innovations). We are also self-motivated to learn (as those two go hand-in-hand). We have sssooo many training courses at Sun that we really salivate over the potential learning opportunities. But we can't train 8 hours a day (bummer). The hardest part is having to focus. Ouch. There are too many cool things going on at Sun. I personally think that at Sun we are given more than the industry-standard amount of time to train (an unsubstantiated opinion).
I sense that many of the readers of my blog are a lot like me. We are not 9-5 employees. Technology is more than a job and we feel that there is so much out there that we don't know. We invest in our future by taking that extra time to dig our heels in on areas of interest. Please take advantage of the various training offers we have Sun. I do. And if there is \*anything\* I can do to assist, send me an offline email. Send \*any\* of us at Sun.COM an offline email. Odds are we can learn a heck of a lot from each other.