ForgeRock France was officially formed on October 25th, and so last week we marked our second anniversary.
In the past 2 years, we’ve grown from 1 to 4, to now 7 employees, and we’re still looking for talented software engineers for our research and development center in Montbonnot, France (near Grenoble, just on the edge of the Alps). We have opened positions for Java developers, Quality engineers and experts in Identity and Access Management. If you’re interested, check our website and apply from there.
But more important than the growth of the French part of ForgeRock, I’m really excited by the company as a whole. We’ve grown so much in every way since we’ve started, and it’s visible :
JavaOne, like most of conferences, serves 2 purposes. First it is the place to learn about the theme of the conference, in the case of JavaOne, the Java platform, language and environment. There are presentations, demos, keynotes for all of that. But more importantly, it is the place to socialize, meet friends and acquaintances, strengthen your network(s).
And so, we had on Tuesday evening, right after ForgeRock party, a “French dinner”. More specifically, a dinner with French speaking persons that are quiet active, one way or another, in the Java community. We, French, do love food and spending hours over a meal discussing, joking, laughing, sipping wine in good company. This year was no different, as the few photos can illustrate.
Thanks to all the developers from our open source projects and communities, all the customers and friends that attended the party that ForgeRock threw yesterday on the side of the JavaOne conference. We had lots of fun seeing you, discussing and raising toast to the good old times or to the great futures.
A special thanks as well to James Gosling, father of the Java programming language and supporter of ForgeRock, for showing up and raising the level of the party to an All Stars game !
Yesterday, on the side of the JavaOne and OOW conferences, we had an executive round table with selected partners, customers and future customers. The event started with a 30 minutes speech by Scott McNealy, Sun founder and former CEO, also active supporter of ForgeRock.
Scott touched on the values and benefits of open source software, gave a top 12 reasons why you know your Identity and Access Management solution is not open source and talked briefly about his new company Wayin.
Mike Wilson, VP and CISO at McKesson, presented how McKesson has started to use ForgeRock Open Identity Stack for several projects and the benefits of our solution.
Thanks Scott, Mike and all for your participation.