Today marks one month that I've been working for Rackspace's RackLabs with the Mosso group in San Antonio, Texas. (Anyone want to start a Python group? The closest one is in Austin.)
It's kind of a gentle introduction to big company culture for me; at around 2,000 employees, Rackspace is easily ten times as large as any other company I've worked for, and 100 times as large as most. Mosso is a lot smaller and RackLabs itself is smaller still, but I still had to go to five days (!) of corporate orientation. Other than that, though, we're pretty much left alone by our corporate parent.
To start with, I'm working on Mosso's Cloud Files, which is basically an S3 competitor. Cloud Files is similar to the work I did at Mozy, but there are a lot of technical differences. Some are driven by Cloud Files being more of a general purpose storage engine than the one I wrote for Mozy; others stem from the Cloud Files authors being Twisted fans.
Strange coincidence: as with Mozy, I share an office here with a Debian developer, probably the only one in San Antonio. My experience is that debian developers are pretty sharp guys, probably in no small part due to the rigorous screening process you have to go through. They set a high bar.
Of course this continues to be my personal blog, and all opinions are mine alone. RackLabs has its own blog for when they want to say something official.