A couple of weeks ago, I started at Google. It was time for a change. I’d been at semantico for nine years and had an enormous amount of fun with some excellent people. But I needed to do something different. So I applied for a release engineer post at Google. After the byzantine hiring process, I was accepted. I still reckon I got lucky on the interviews. 🙂
And it took me about two hours to realise I know nothing. To scale up to that size, everything is custom-built. It’s going to be a loooong learning process. And one that doesn’t stop. When you have that may thousands of engineers clustered together, things don’t stand still for long. But it’s going to be fun.
On leaving semantico, I was enormously pleased to be given the Unicode 5.0 book. The one continuing thread throughout my time has been encoding issues. It’s a fitting cap.
I’d like to say thanks once again to semantico for all the fun times I’ve had. I wish you the best of luck in the future.