|[jobs] Google recon
||[Jun. 8th, 2014|07:45 pm]
Today I scoped out the GooglePlex in advance of my interview there* this coming Tuesday, so that I'll be able to find the building and all that.
First impressions: it's way smaller than I expected! I expected, somehow, a giant complex, maybe even connected by hamster tubes literally crawling with nerds and engineers. The main thing, it turns out, is just four medium-sized buildings, which you can circumnavigate on foot in ten minutes.
Of course there are many other buildings in the surrounding area. And it seems suspicious that the main campus buildings are numbered 43, 44, ...
Amazing how much talent and know-how and so many famous computer science people are concentrated in these buildings.
[*] My interview is not actually at the main GooglePlex but half of it will be across the street at a complex used by Google[x], and the other half will be in Alameda CA.