Last week, ForgeRock ran its annual Sales and Marketing Kick Off on the shores of Lake Las Vegas. It was great week for all of us, getting prepared for 2020. Looking forward to great things again this year!
And I feel really proud and grateful to be part of such an amazing Product Management team.
Last Sunday, ForgeRock team participated in the Ekiden, a marathon organized in Grenoble, in favor of various charities, including the “Papillons de Charcot” (literally Charcot’s butterflies, to help people with Charcot’s disease).
The race is a marathon, but run as a relay of 6 persons respectively running 5km, 10km, 5km, 10km, 5km and 7.195km).
The ForgeRock team did great and finished in 3 h 28 min and 6 secs. Congrats to the team and we’re looking forward to next year edition, see if we can register 2 teams.
I heard of the Movember movement last year when my friend Pat aka @Metadaddy filled my twitter stream with his moustachy face. I quickly noticed other people growing a moustache, including the Grenoble hockey team : Les Bruleurs de Loups.
So this year, when Andrew Forrest suggested that we create a ForgeRock team for Movember, I didn’t hesitate much, joined, and recruited other coworkers for the French team. I told my wife beforehand and she was not really enthusiastic about the idea of a moustache on my face. But my middle daughter was encouraging me to participate and help improve men’s health research and awareness.
We’re reaching the end of Movember, and the moustache has grown. My wife hates it… So help me proving her that it was worth suffering and make a donation to our team.
I’m just leaving Oslo after a short visit to our new Oslo offices and meetings with my colleagues from Sales and Business Development.
It was nice finally meeting with many of the ForgeRock employees I’ve been working with through Skype, phone and email. And also meeting with some visitors from other ForgeRock locations. Working in Oslo office feels very similar than working in the Grenoble ones : there is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, although with a deep concentration and intense work going on.
I’ll be coming back to Oslo on a more regular pace starting from September, but as I’m leaving, I wish I could come back with my whole family during the summer time, as it’s probably the best season to come to Norway : the light is incredible, the weather great and it feels so relaxing. Hmmm, this sounds like a plan for family vacation for next year !?