Team Meeting in Newark This Week
I'm part of the Solaris x86 and Volume Server practice within US Client Solutions. You might have seem some of the other folks talking about CSO in their posts. This is a new organization this year designed to bring together the technical folks in the field responsible for both pre-sales and delivery of solutions.
This team is made up of about 25 folks spread across the US. I've been part of distributed groups before, but never a national group like this. I've probably met less than half of my co-workers so far. This coming week, we will all get together at the Sun campus in Newark, CA for the first time. I'm looking forward to finally putting a face to the voices from our team calls.
It's funny. For every change like this new team and organization, there are always pluses and minuses. It's good to be part of a team focused around such cool technology as Solaris. But moving to a nationwide team rather than a local team does seem to force some extra effort to build a team out of a bunch of dispersed folks. This is one of those cases, I think, that this will work, though. We've got the coolest product going as our focus. I think the only downside here is that it's going to take more than the 25 of us to handle all of the projects that our customers will come up with.