One of the great things about working on great products is that you get to meet such intelligent and interesting people. I can apply that to everybody that I work with, but there are some teams where not only are they working on great products, they are also all great people just to spend time with. I have had the good fortune of working with the MySQL Enterprise Monitor team as an advisor, and more recently in writing the documentation, for the last 18 months. We’ve had some great fun at meetings in Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Santa Cruz and recently Riga. In the meeting rooms we are professional, but fun. But in the evenings we’ve gone out and just had plain good fun. Unless you’ve experienced a full day, or even week, of non-stop meetings for 12 hours a day you have no idea how important it is to kick back in the evenings. That, as a team, we are still able to have a good time at the end of each day while still being in the same room together is a good indication of how well we all get on. Why am I telling you this? Because there is an opportunity to come and work for MySQL Enterprise Monitor team as a GUI developer, and if you are going to join us, you need to be as much fun at the dinner table as you are in the meeting room. We are looking for talented people, obviously, and you are going to need to be good both with the design and the programming aspects of the GUi development. We use frameworks like Hibernate and Spring, and build our interfaces using DHTML and AJAX. If you know about MySQL and scale-up/out environments, that would be even better. If it sounds like a good fit for you, and you just happen to want to have a good time to boot, apply here. What they don’t tell you on the official pages is how much you will be expected to also get on with the rest of the team. It’s really important, because when we have those meetings we’ll be looking to the new guy to provide us with entertainment and interesting stories, at least until the next guy comes along.