Back at work again

Having taken a chunk of time off in August to hang out with family (including one very active 90-year-old aunt's birthday party) I'm back at work. This week I've been visiting customers and participating in developer events. I spent Monday in Zurich visiting developers. The rest of the week I've spent in St Petersburg (not Florida). We did a big developer event on Thursday and ended up with hugely more folks attending than we had expected. We had people sitting in the aisles in the theatre.

Besides having cornered the world market in over-the-top palaces, St Petersburg has a large population of talented software developers. Sun has an engineering center here where we do a lot of work on JavaSE and JavaME and C/C++/Fortran(!) optimizing compilers.

Next week: JavaChina

September 9, 2005