Sun was incorporated 25 years ago today. I’ve only been at Sun the last six years, but had my eyes set on becoming an employee long before then. I blogged previously about one of my first fond memories about working at Sun — it was the day I almost met Scott McNealy, Sun Founder:
“It was the fall of 2000 and I had just joined Sun — something I aspired to do for years. I was in training at the Sun campus in Burlington, MA and Scott was speaking at an all hands. Not only was it standing room only, but the best position I could get was in a hallway where I could see him through a couple panels of glass. I was super starry-eyed — like seeing the pope or something!
The only other time I saw him, I was a volunteer at the Sun John Elway Golf Classic and was standing at the 1st hole. As Scott arrived at the hole, I meant to say something like “Hey Scott! Good luck today!”, but instead I just stood there. Frozen. Staring. Mouth agape. I’m sure he was impressed.”
Scott has a far more compelling story about how it all began. Have a look…