Yesterday I was at the Jaiku house-warming party. Little did they know that the party would turn into a farewell party, as major part of the team will move to San Francisco very soon.
Jaiku has very nice offices together with Valve and Thinglink. Jyri said in his speech that he would like to see many other companies in Finland doing the same thing, sharing office space with each other and opening doors for collaboration. Many of the coolest features in Jaiku are made by Valve, for example. I’ve shared my office space with Idoneus Oy, the company behind Web 2.0 e-invoicing service verkkolaskut.fi. It has been very useful for both of our companies both for business, but also for collaborative learning.
My aim was to record a video with Jyri for our Yritys 2.0 book project about Enterprise 2.0 presence and workstreaming, but I didn’t feel rude enough to disturb the tired and happy man, so I just took the above picture through the window of their top floor offices. I don’t know when I will have the opportunity again to meet in person, but I wish Jaiku and the rest of the team good luck with Google. I understood from one of the developers that it feels very challenging to go and work for such an innovative company. So, selling your company to Google might not make your life a lot more easier, but at least it will be a great environment for learning new things.