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20 January 2012 @ 01:43 pm
It looks like I'll be starting work at Google shortly. This is an exciting change, and I'm really looking forward to it. (Totally rearranging our household schedule, not so much.)

I'll be in SRE, doing some mysterious combination of software and system administration.
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robszewczyk on January 20th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
ecoleman7 on January 21st, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
querldox querldox on January 21st, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Congrats! If you end up in Bldg. 40, where I think most SREs are, I may ask for you to occasionally badge me in so I can attend an Authors@Google talk (which I have rights to do until the end of time : -)).
jon_leonard jon_leonard on January 21st, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)
Sounds fun. I'll have to learn what the exact rules are first, of course.
CTD ctd on January 21st, 2012 01:55 am (UTC)
Cool! For how long do you expect it to remain mysterious?
jon_leonard jon_leonard on January 21st, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
There were a few questions (stuff like how large is the data store) that I asked during the interview where the answer was (more or less) "I don't know, and if I did, I wouldn't tell you." Google is fairly secretive about (some parts of) their infrastructure. Presumably I'll be working with some of that, so it'll get less mysterious to me. But it's reasonable to expect a certain amount of mystery to persist indefinitely.
Christopher Avery Sherwin nemene on January 21st, 2012 01:58 am (UTC)
The Eidolon theeidolon on January 21st, 2012 03:15 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I guess you qualified as "not evil"?
jon_leonard jon_leonard on January 21st, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)
Indeed. It would appear that I do not have the "be evil" bit set.
Celeste ashke on January 21st, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I've heard that Google is a good company to work for!
Beth Leonard beth_leonard on January 22nd, 2012 10:42 pm (UTC)
I told you this in person, but I'm very proud of you too!!
Cj porfinn on January 27th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
That sounds like fun! Hope you have a great time.