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.
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.
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.