Sunday, May 21, 2006

Catching Up ...

Seems that I am on a monthly update pace ...

The last month has flown by. We are almost at the end of the school year. Nick has finished soccer for the season. Anthony has a couple more games. And other than today (and tomorrow???), we are having weather that finally feels like summer.

I have been on a fairly hectic pace, but not what I was on a couple of months ago. Last week was JavaOne (the largest developer conference in the world - with roughly 15,000 geeks in attendance) and Horizons (the customer conference originally held by SeeBeyond, the company that we acquired, and continued by Sun). I spent most of my time at Horizons talking to our customers and doing about 45 minutes of the keynote:)

The real highlight was having Anthony come to visit on Thursday after school. He took a cab from home to the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Here is a quick run down of what we did before I drove him home ...
  • Spent a couple of hours touring the exhibits looking at all of the cool products and talking to folks doing the demonstrations. Quite an eye opening experience.
  • Attended the evening keynote where Motorola presented the future of mobile. The best part was when Anthony leande over and said - "I could do this for a job."
  • Chatted with a number of Sun employees that we say as we wondered around.
  • Attended the JavaOne bash. This is the big party that they have where there are some very cool entertainment. We saw the guys from Myth Busters. And Anthony played one of the best online gamers of all time (didn't get his name). Where he got OWNED:)
  • Went to dinner with some of our customers. We went to One Market where we ate with a few of my team as well as some customer.
Other than that, I have been doing my normal trips back and forth to Monrovia to visit my team. I took on some additional responsibility for our Portal product. And I did a big organizational change to complete the integration of the acquired SeeBeyond engineering team with the one that existed at Sun.

And what about workouts ... you ask. Well, not doing too well, but getting some in. More like every other day than every day. But did manage to exercise at a place called Club One in San Francisco and feel like I got my money's worth.

So back to the office on Monday. Looking forward already to Memorial Day Weekend and three days in PG!