Thursday, March 16, 2006

Some of the great people i know

I have no regret of making this trip although it was tiring. I suffered a jet lag about one week. However, think about my "Intl-G8" summit, this pain is nothing.

Apart from introducing my boss Chris pattinson, there are numerous people worth to take an opportunities to intro them.

Spencer Kimball - A QA specialist in Zombie Automation. Without his assistance and patience, i doubt i can have a full overview of Testing Automation. Spencer is one of the most senior QA gurus who committed most of his time for Delphi Project. His expertise for Delphi product was really not a jokes, he started off even when Delphi version 1 / 2 is released to the market. Apart from mentioning his great experiences in Delphi, another area is something i should not miss, is about his knowledge in music. We had a wonderful chat in one of our lunch, he told me about blue and jazz music, and some wellknown singer. Spencer is a nice friend to make, apart from having a profound knowledge in technical expertise, he is also someone who appreciate life and his family very much.
--> here is spencer.

M.Mina - Our QA specialist in international Delphi, also a great colleague of mine. She is also a fun loving person and someone who love to smile a lot. Not to mentioned she is a very dedicated person in her work, she often take responsible and ownership. Being trained in delphi, her forte is in C++ area and able to do a good coding. Personally, mina also someone who 'americanized', she played game very well and i got beaten up in our 'Dead or Alive' game. Never under estimate a women gamer!
--> Here is mina :) (she prefer not to publish her photo although she has a photegenic face)

Benjamin, a switzerland buddy of mine while my training. At the young age of him, he was often inspired to have a dream of owning a chocolate business. He has a golden tongue that every single good quality chocolate will not be able to run away from his taste bud. During the stay, he helped me a lot in work area, even invited me to his Church. We have developed a great friendship and christian fellowship. He is a cool guy when come to work, often driven to be result oriented, focus and delivered high quality of work. One of few incident i never forget is when Stefan, Ben and i went to big basin for hiking, he has shown his mischief and we had spent a great outing.

--> A choco toast to Ben

Here is Stefan, another switzerland buddy of mine. He was cool and calm when come to programming. Despite the fact we do have much opportunity to work together, i do often ping him and disturb him in work :) so sorry about that, buddy. Stefan was assigned to do automation in VMWare. So i guess he has a relatively good programming skill. One of the regret i had is not able to see him before i leave Scott valley. But during our hiking in B.Basin, he showed his cares and leadership in leading us in finding the jungle route. I have managed to took quite a lot of nice portrait of this handsome man.

--> A toast to Stefan.

Ok, here is a guy not to be left out, Tom Pennings - a Racer from McLaren - BMW team :) I must thank him for taking me a good a ride in his VW R32 for lunches, while my staying. He was from Belgium, but work for Borland Corporation, Scott Valley as a Research Development Engineer . My impression of Tom is, he was a person with fine gesture, someone who enjoy life and appreciate life well. He may looks cool in appearance, but oftenly i was suprised by some of the jokes that he broke out. Here is a small jokes, Tom is a very fair person in his complexion, when we talk about his complexion, he made a small joke and said as if when he lift up his shirt right before the Traffic Light, most of the car will start taking it as a wrong signal and start crashing into each other :) Another thing not to be miss to mentioned is about his 'Need for Speed' driving, in his stylist VW Golf R32 Sporty version. Having a great, steady driving skill, Tom often 'exercise' his acceleration to top speed limit. We often felt suffocated by his thrilling speed when we sit in back seat. I often wondering, if he was a racer before he work for Borland? I took 50 mins ++ driving to Big Basin Camp site, but i heard Tom took less than 25mins to reached the entrance of Big Basin National Park at bending and winding slope, phew, no jokes?!

--> Toast to charming Tom Pennings.

Craig, a QA specialist for Eco Modeling. He is who i am liase closely with. He was helpful while my staying. In fact, i felt a bit dissapointed for not able to take a good portrait of him even before i leave. They had a long Delphi All hand meeting even in the last i stay in S.V. Craig has hippies looking, but he was overall very kind and warm person when come to work. If i don recalled wrongly, he was almost come in same time as spencer.

--> craig.- picture akan datang!!

Leonides Saguisag, our R and D specialist for Delphi intl builds. Fun loving guy, someone who appreciate a lot of japanese stuff. When you dropby his office, you will understand what i am saying. I felt pity of not able to catch up with him this round because his tight schedule in update 2. I heard about he is a cool sniper when comes to counter strike type of games. Too bad i don get a chance to see for myself. During the stay, he shown his goodwill hospitality of showing me at many spots. I must thanks him for this.

--> leo - picture akan datang!!

Great people often come at last, Calvin Tang! our program manager, a great colleague of my boss. My first impression of Calvin was, he don talk much, but as you can see he think very fast when come to making decision and playing games. He is a good gamer when comes to Strategy plotting games. Oftenly, i saw Chris and him partnering each other in cyberspace, i guess both of them must be good at covering each other. He also guided me in 'Dead and Alive' game, when the last day in Chris's house. Until the moment i saw him picked up some hails storm's snowball in his palm, i suddenly realised he also has an innocent side. How cute is Calvin! :P I want to take this chance to thanks him for the friendship and showed me some wonderful spot in California.

--> To Calvin!

Mike henderson, who coached me in cwRsync file transmission machanism. I owe one to him, however i do not have any chances of talking to him much. I will remember him.

Jeanne Hanson and Sheree Ervin , i regret of not able to take photo for both of them. They are the Delphi Archictect specialized in Re-factoring, project manager, object inspector, Code insight, and many other major component of Delphi. Again, they were not around the last Friday.


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