Larry is in the building

you can\'t park that here?When I looked out of my office window this morning I noticed somebody had a left a great big yacht outside 500 building. It is still there, nobody towed it and I didn’t see any parking tickets on it, so I assume Larry parked it there. I wonder if it’s his new ride to work; anyone can show up in a Porsche 911, Ferrari Testarossa or Toyota Sienna but if you really want to turn heads park your 62 foot Americas Cup yacht outside the office.

I was curious to check it out so I did my lap of the lake. If you have ever been to Oracle HQ you will have observed this phenomenon, we all like to walk around the lake after our lunch and this week there has been a bit of a crowd near the Yacht, I was one of the sad characters taking photos.

No sign of a Parking Ticket

Author: David Haimes

I'm Senior Director in the Oracle Research and Development Organization, with close to 20 years working in various roles on the development of the Financial Management product suite.  Since the summer of 2016 my focus is exclusively on working with customers and longer-term design work, particularly around next-generation functional and technical architecture. My task is to figure out NOW what the financial management system of the next 3, 5 or more years should look like and start working toward it.  At the moment the majority of my time is spent working on Blockchain or Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), leading the effort for all of SaaS applications.  I'm also interested in AI, Machine Learning and new UX and interaction paradigms such as chat bots. I started out in Oracle UK and found my way out to Oracle's Redwood Shores, California HQ in May 2000.  My previous role was product owner for Fusion Accounting Hub, General Ledger, Intercompany and Legal Entity products in Oracle Fusion Financials and eBusiness Suite General Ledger. I have also worked on EMEA Globalizations, Federal and Public Sector Financials, XML Payments and a variety of projects on other products down the years.

12 thoughts on “Larry is in the building”

  1. Am I the only person who thinks Oracle’s HQ buildings look like the “can” autoshapes used to represent databases on PowerPoint slides? Is this just co-incidence or deliberate design decision?

    Cheers, APC


  2. Hi Dave,

    Is the boat still there? Guess it is the first thing to check after you step into the office everyday.

    It is there, maybe because it is too big for the hall downstairs in the 500 building?


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