By Sean on May 31, 2008
Oracle employee Day One.
I spent the first part of my day cleaning up the BEA office after the wake we had here on Friday to solemnly mourn the passing of our good friend BEA. A bunch of us gathered to drink champagne, eat food and tell stories about our time at BEA - in a suitably decorated office with tombstones and coffins. And we didn't make too much of a mess, the clean-up was fairly easy. (Though some 'Think Liquid' merchandise didn't survive the day. "The future is liquid" Erm, not so much).
Then it was time for presents! Oracle HR were here in the BEA office in Sydney today, dishing out jelly beans and Oracle logo'd folders. I've also got a heap of work to do to install the Oracle VPN and network access and internet access and get my passwords aligned and all that stuff you have to do when you start a new job.
I have an Employee Orientation Day out at North Ryde on Friday 13th. And I do my first full day out there on Monday June 16th, and you know what? I'm really looking forward to it. I think the combination of Oracle and BEA will provide the scale that is needed to really offer an alternative to IBM and SAP and I'm up for the challenge.
Now for the interesting parts... product roadmaps and organisation structure.