By mtibbets on Feb 11, 2005
As the father of four children under the age of 8 and the manager of a team of 10 engineers, I find a great deal of similarity in the roles I play in my work and home life. I have the opportunity to work with the brightest minds in the world, it is entertaining as hell, I am challenged on a daily basis, I am humbled on a daily basis, and I am keenly aware that my actions (or inactions) affect the lives of others. I'm a manager with the Solaris Kernel and Data Services group in Austin, Texas. I've been here in Austin just about 4 months and I've been with Sun for coming up on 5 years. Prior to joining the Solaris organization I worked as an engineer and manager for Network Storage in Broomfield, Colorado. I have a real passion and joy for Sun Microystems and am proud to be a part of this company. I am currently pursuing my MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder which I will complete this May. I am taking my final two courses this semester at the University of Texas at Austin. I have been working on this degree on a part-time basis for the past 3 1/2 years. Measured another way, I started 2 kids ago. I hope to use this blog to provide a window on the view from my desk as a line manager here at Sun. I enjoy the view from Johnathan's desk but it looks a whole lot different from over here.