I literally worked in a campus for more than two years and in hindsight, it feels like I was in grad school with a stipend.
There was learning that one can only achieve in mega-corporation that now literally owns a big chunk of the industry in diverse product lines.
I got to interact with some of the best minds in the industry. There are teams and individuals that resemble startups, all part of the giant global ecosystem!
And Fusion is something that truly excited me and many others. The sheer scale of it is staggering. A brand new product suite from the ground up on shiny new technology.
Fusion was what made the past few years the best time to work at Oracle for me and i'm sure, for many others.
I now continue to be involved with the general community and some specialised groups of interest. Not vastly different being on the other side of the fence actually.
Except that what I now do at work has a quicker and more direct impact on the way my company's customers benefit from its online systems.