Tag: Inside Pythian

Attending Tech Conferences

  Now that I am in management, and have been for some time, I have still been attending tech shows and presenting at them a few times a year. When I came back to Pythian in February 2011, we had…

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So, What Kind of Person Are You?

It’s my not-so-humble opinion that it takes a special kind of ‘someone’ to work in a successful and innovative collective such as Pythian.  We’re a diverse team of thought-leaders, technology forecasters, technical prodigies and individual contributors.  When we look for…

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My Co-op Experience at Pythian

Unlike most other engineering physics students at Carleton who prefer to remain within the limits of engineering, I had chosen to apply for a software developer co-op position at Pythian in 2014. For those of you who do not know much about the…

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What it’s Like to Intern at Pythian

About eight months ago I started working as a Global Talent Acquisition Intern here at Pythian. It was my first co-op work placement, and my first experience in a professional work setting. I had never done anything like it before and…

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Pythian Acquires Blackbird.io

Today, we officially announced the fact that Blackbird.io has been acquired by Pythian. I first met its founder, Paul Vallee, in 2007. Paul reached out to me about joining Pythian to found a San Francisco presence. At the time, I…

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Welcome to Blackbird.io Employees and Clients


Today, we announced that Pythian has entered into an agreement to acquire Blackbird.io, itself the result of a recent merger between PalominoDB and DriveDev. I want to start with a hearty welcome to the 40+ new esteemed collaborators joining our…

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Working in Pythian’s Advanced Technology Consulting Group

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Before I joined Pythian, I had the fortune of having a lot of good jobs across various industries. My favorite jobs were the ones that were fast paced and required me to ramp up my skills on the fly while…

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Life at Pythian as a MySQL DBA

Several people have asked me in the last year what it is like to work for Pythian. There are many reasons for a question like this, depending on who is asking.   Some people are concerned about the fact I…

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The 5 Worst Things About Working at Pythian

Have you ever seen an employee post negatively about their company using his or her real name? If not, then you are about to for the first time — you can count that as number 1 out of the 5 worst…

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Effective Customer Communications

How well do you communicate with your customers? Are you listening, does your customer hear what you are saying? Every day we interact with our customers, team mates, colleagues and managers. Is your message getting delivered? 1. Actively listen. It…

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