Shaking off the jet-lag!
By jimmo on Jul 02, 2004
I think I've just about recovered from my June travels! First I went to Prague with our director, Diann Olden, to see about maybe setting up a new team there. With the loss of the Moscow heads at MCST, we had some headcount to make use of and Prague piqued our interest. We also considered St. Petersburg, which is also more cost effective compared to western Europe, however there are some minor disadvantages; you need a visa to go there, it's three hours time difference as opposed to just one in Prague (and we already overlap with India) and I'm not yet sure about the state of the infrastructure. Prague is almost as inexpensive but is very well developed, easy to get to with no visa requirements with a good pool of resources available. Prague here we come!
After that, I had a few days at home before going over to California for our FY05 management planning meeting. It seems we've done rather well on the goals we set ourselves in our business plan from last year! How refreshing! :)
Finally, I had a week off in Hong Kong and Macau. Lovely! I had some air miles that were going to expire so I thought it best if I use them and I had just enough for an economy round-trip ticket to Hong Kong. Pretty girls, good food and stinking hot weather. Paradise!
Now, however, it's back to my blue and purple cage at Sun and I have to start wrestling with open source support strategies again. Joy!