The Australian Influence at Telerik

As some of you know, the Telerik APAC office in Sydney is a small, but passionate crew, which includes myself, Vesselin Vasilev (@vvassilev), and Andrew Marsland (@ajmarsland). As a small crew, it’s important that we drive impact, both internally and externally.

Last month, Andrew travelled Telerik HQ in Sofia, Bulgaria to visit with our SiteFinity friends. Upon returning, he sent them a jar of Vegemite - the most disgusting form of Australian “food” on the planet - as a way of saying “thanks” for their hospitality during his visit.

Earlier today, Andrew forwarded me the following email from Ognyan Shopov, a member of the SiteFinity crew (with emphasis added by me):

On behalf of the Sitefinity team in Sofia, I wanted to extend a special “thank you” for bringing these substances into our lives. I fell victim to them first. In an attempt to take as many people down with me as possible, [Telerik Dude] and [Telerik Dude] fell in the trap.

I know that the goal of this exercise was to compare the two. Personally, I cannot tell which one is worse. I am very impressed by the fact that someone managed to build a jar, which is strong enough to hold this concentrate of evil.

We will be incorporating these in the new Sitefinity QA strategy. When a bug is discovered, the responsible developer will have to eat a spoonful of one of those.

Excellent. Our plan is working.