On Joining Pythian

Jun 23, 2008 / By Nicklas Westerlund

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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.

–Nicklas Westerlund.

5 Responses to “On Joining Pythian”

  • Paul Vallee says:

    Welcome to Pythian, Nicklas, and thanks for the compliments. I’m looking forward to seeing you again here in Ottawa.

  • Fanis Hatzidakis says:

    Hey Nicklas, congratulations on the new job. Don’t forget to visit Mercury Lounge for martinis and Big Daddy’s for the jambalaya rice!

  • Peter Simecka says:

    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 :-)

  • Nicklas Westerlund says:

    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)

  • Rene' Cannao' says:

    I am sure you will work in a great environment in Pythian.
    And welcome to Malta.

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