After Dublin, our next stop on the World Tour was Sweden. While several MySQLers were out on travel (in Dublin, amongst other places!) related to the Sun-MySQL integration, we had the opportunity to meet with Swedish MySQL employees from various parts of the organisation, including Sales, Engineering, Support, and Internal IT.
Yesterday's dinner at DomtrappkÃƒÂ¤llaren was a memorable one, with an opportunity to share war stories and anecdotes with our Sun colleagues Dave Douglas and Julie Ross. They got their fair share of tales from past MySQL Developer Meetings (ah, Prague! ohh, Sorrento!) and Staff Meetings (you wouldn't believe what happened to this new guy in Sales on his first day, when arriving at his hotel room in CancÃƒÂ¹n).
Equally important, we took time to look at what will happen next. Swedes will in short order be on-boarded, which involves everything form signing papers to getting their first salary from Sun, as opposed to MySQL AB.
Some groups of MySQLers will over time change their duties, and I encouraged those whose tasks are most likely to change or whose organisations will somehow be moved, to make themselves visible for the parts of MySQL that they might belong to when 2008 has ended.