I’ve joined Pythian and thought I would present myself and give my initial opinions on Pythian as employer.
First off, I should mention that although I’ve been working with MySQL for a long time, I’ve never actively gotten into the blogging in the past, but all of that is about to change. I’ll be posting about research and problems I encounter, much like everyone else, and I hope I’ll be able to shed some light on issues that other people run into.
I just transferred to Pythian Europe from my old employer in the US, because I was tired of the American life and wanted to move back to Europe for personal reasons, and during that process I came in contact with Pythian and realized that this company is everything I wanted in an employer, plus I get to work in the services sector, which is something I really enjoy. Either way, I decided to come on board, and now I’m on my way to the corporate head office in Ottawa for initial training, and then I go back to Malta, where I am based. (Finally, back at the Mediterranean – don’t take me wrong, I loved southern California, but it’s just not the same thing as Malta.)
So far, I really enjoy everything that Pythian has, excellent co-workers, great spirits, nice work environment and fun challenges. Plus this will be my first time ever in Canada, so that’s something I will show too, I just hope it’s not that cold during July.
Welcome to Pythian, Nicklas, and thanks for the compliments. I’m looking forward to seeing you again here in Ottawa.
Hey Nicklas, congratulations on the new job. Don’t forget to visit Mercury Lounge for martinis and Big Daddy’s for the jambalaya rice!
Nicklas, welcome to Pythian and to Europe again! Hopefully you will come to Prague before it becomes cold. Otherwise we will come to Malta to warm up :-)
Paul, Thank you for the welcome, it’ll be good to see you again.
Fanis, Thanks for the hints – I’ll make sure to check them out if I get any time left over after work.
Peter, I’ll try to come out during the autumn, but if not, we could always do a get-together in Malta, even during the winter it is decent temperatures (i.e. No snow, but some winds)
I am sure you will work in a great environment in Pythian.
And welcome to Malta.