Entries Tagged as 'Google'

Friday, October 24th, 2008

A new chapter

There has been a slight change of plans here.  I will be ending my internship Google earlier than expected.  Today is actually my last day.  It is due to some unexpected expenses associated with overseas employment.  Because of these expenses it isn’t practical for me to continue working for the next two months.  However, this [...]

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Another Bike Post!

Just a quick post with some pictures from a bike ride the other day.
Some Mountain Viewer Googlers were visiting the Shanghai office and Billion, my friend from the Shanghai Bicycle Rental shop, and I took them out for an authentic in-your-face bike experience.  We went first through the bustling Puxi district, across the pedestrian ferry, [...]

Sunday, September 21st, 2008


As I type this Alex is packing his things to leave.  He is torn about leaving, but given the situation it’s the best decision.  Christophe is back in the US and his project is getting some traction in the community.  Alex wants to work at the time zone of his colleagues.  He’s also super excited [...]

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Apple Club presentation @ 同济大学 (Tongji Unveristy) Shanghai

Song Shuo, a fellow intern at Google, invited me to give a presentation to the Apple club at his University, Tongji Uniersity.  The club focuses on bringing Apple developers within the school together to work on projects.  The club helps sponsor scholarships to send members to events around the world.  Song has attended WWDC two [...]

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Shanghai Day One

The flight was amazingly calm, both in the air and in my mind.  To be honest, my lack of emotion surprised me.  I did not feel nervous.  I did not even feel excited.  I simply felt ready.  The anticipation had been so long coming that being on the plane was a relief.  Today I made [...]

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Hello Google & Hello Shanghai, a brief history

I now live in Shanghai, China.  I’m here to spend 3 months as an engineering intern at Google.
It all started with an experimental class at the University of Washington.  The class was called “Problem Solving on Large Scale Clusters” (course website).  The class was an academic outreach initiated by Google to help spread awareness of [...]