Welcome Two (Now Four) More Bloggers

November 26th, 2007 14 Comments

blogo_sm.jpg OpenWorld followed by Thanksgiving have really put a damper on my blogging, but today, my plan is to get back on track.

First off, I want to welcome two new bloggers to the blogosphere. Part of my job is getting Oracle people comfortable with blogging and encouraging them to start blogs. It’s a tough cultural shift for internal people, but the success of employee blogs from inside big companies like Sun and Google have shown that blogging can be good for a company. I was pleasantly surprised to hear Lou Springer say that pretty everyone at Sun has a blog.

So, welcome David Haimes and Sagar Kamdar.

David Haimes Oracle Intercompany Financials Blog
I’m surprised David didn’t have a more clever name for his blog, but I guess it’s topical and descriptive. David is an old friend of mine from development, and his team works on the Intercompany product within Financials. I designed pieces of that product, so I’ll be watching to see what people say. If you’re an E-Business Suite customer using R12 or 11.5.10, you may be using David’s product to process intercompany transactions or automatically balance journal entries.

David has a lot of functional experience in other areas of Financials as well, more than your average development manager. By necessity, he has also served as the product manager for several years, and since Intercompany touches General Ledger, Payables, Receivables and Subledger Accounting, he learned a lot about those products too.

Look for his blog to wander off topic as he is apt to muse on unrelated topics.

Miscellaneous Thoughts
Although Sagar is not at Oracle anymore, he left for Google in October, he did a lot of blogging inside the firewall and helped change perceptions of blogging within development. I include his blog here because I enjoyed reading his internal blog before he left and pushed him to continue blogging from inside Google.

I’m not sure what he plans to blog about, but don’t expect much Oracle or Google content. I think Sagar’s musings on general topics are interesting, and maybe when he’s more comfortable at Google, he can do compare/contrast posts on his working life at Oracle vs. Google.

So, enjoy these new blogs and feel free to update me in comments if I’ve missed any other new blogs of note.

Update: Matthias Wessendorf sent me a note about his blog. Looks like Matthias blogs about technical topics, which may be interesting to the technical audience that Rich has built up here.

Another update:  The Fusion HCM Development and Strategy teams are also blogging now at TalentedApps. Welcome Amy, Gretchen, Mark, Meg and possibly others.


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14 Responses to “Welcome Two (Now Four) More Bloggers”

  1. Rich Manalang - FriendFeed Says:

    postedWelcome Two More Bloggerson Oracle AppsLab

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  3. David Haimes Oracle Intercompany Financials Blog Says:

    New Intercompany features in R12 5) Cleaning out my closet I started this blog in November so it is only about 6 weeks old and I’ve been surprised and encouraged by the interest in it. When Jakeintroduced meto the Oracle blogosphere he mentioned his surprise that I hadn’t come up with a more clever name and that’s something I will try and fix in the new year. I also want to keep this blog going through 2008, but I do have a day job(those Fusion Apps

  4. Justin Kestelyn Says:

    I presume you mean “encouraging Oracle people in the Apps business”? There are already many on the Tech side.

  5. Justin Kestelyn Says:

    I presume you mean “encouraging Oracle people in the Apps business”? There are already many on the Tech side.

  6. Jake Says:

    Yes, this is AppsLab, so I figured that was assumed. Also, there are still not that many employees blogging, percentage-wise, so we both face uphill battles convincing people of its usefulness, whether Tech or Apps.

  7. Jake Says:

    Yes, this is AppsLab, so I figured that was assumed. Also, there are still not that many employees blogging, percentage-wise, so we both face uphill battles convincing people of its usefulness, whether Tech or Apps.

  8. davidhaimes Says:

    I think we could do a better job blogging at Oracle, there are a number of tech and apps bloggers but it is still a minuscule percentage of the employees.

    It is no coincidence that I started my blog right after Oracle Open World. There are many things that in development we think are obvious, but that is because we live and breathe these designs for months and years. We do a great job of getting some really good product out there yet often forget what is the easy part – telling everyone how great our product is and how we intended it to be used. What i hope to get from my blog an mix is ideas from the user community on what we should do more of/less of and the real issues people have when using our Apps.

  9. David Haimes Says:

    I think we could do a better job blogging at Oracle, there are a number of tech and apps bloggers but it is still a minuscule percentage of the employees.

    It is no coincidence that I started my blog right after Oracle Open World. There are many things that in development we think are obvious, but that is because we live and breathe these designs for months and years. We do a great job of getting some really good product out there yet often forget what is the easy part – telling everyone how great our product is and how we intended it to be used. What i hope to get from my blog an mix is ideas from the user community on what we should do more of/less of and the real issues people have when using our Apps.

  10. Meg Says:

    gasp! No mention of TalentedApps (http://talentedapps.wordpress.com/) — say it isn’t so Jake!

  11. Meg Says:

    gasp! No mention of TalentedApps (http://talentedapps.wordpress.com/) — say it isn’t so Jake!

  12. Jake Says:

    Meg: I can only mention that which is known to me. You are now mentioned. qed

  13. Jake Says:

    Meg: I can only mention that which is known to me. You are now mentioned. qed

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