Saturday, May 28, 2011

Personal: I Work at YouTube!

I got a job at Google working as a developer advocate for YouTube APIs. It's nice because it's a bit more of a social position than I usually have, but it still involves some work on open source code. Unfortunately, my desk is in Mountain View, so my commute is three hours a day; I probably won't be able to keep that up indefinitely. Anyway, I'm still very excited :)

I started three weeks ago, and I must admit that Google is about twice as awesome as I was even hoping for :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Personal: Name Dropping

Ken Thompson (initial author of Unix) was awarded the Japan Prize today at Google. I just got to meet and talk to him, Vint Cerf (one of the "fathers of the Internet"), and Rob Pike (legendary Unix hacker, famous author, and co-author of Go). Since I shook each of their hands, I've decided to never wash my hand again ;)