One week in at Cisco. The week started with with “hi, here’s your office, here’s your computer, we’re late for a meeting”, and never really slowed down. Nobody’s wandered into my office and yelled “you’re a fraud!” in my face, and that’s a good start.
Seriously, I’m stepping in one month out form a major event (CiscoLive!) where we’re rolling out some big, new things (DevNet Zone at CiscoLive!) and there’s an incredible amount of stuff we need to get done before that happens.
I did get my badge (although I didn’t have time until Tuesday morning) and I have filled out my papers so I’m official and enrolled in all of the things I need to be enrolled in, but so far, it’s been a fascinating and non-stop whirl of figuring out who people are and where they are (much of our team is remote, and I started the week talking to Birmingham england and Austin and ended it in a discussion with Shanghai) and man, I’m really enjoying being back in a distributed team situation, although I need a bit of breathing time to get the home office going this weekend and get the home office gear ordered.
It is going to be a busy few weeks as we roll into CiscoLive!, and if you’re going to be there, please try to come visit at the DevNet Zone and say hi. Not sure how many brain cells I’m going to spare to blog, but we’ll see.
And about all I can really say at this point after one week is that I’m having a ball, and that I feel like I made the right choice, and this is going to be a hell of a ride.
And not boring.