Jeremy Hylton : weblog : 2004-04-16

Starting at Google next month

Friday, April 16, 2004, 3:50 p.m.

I'll be starting a new job at Google in the New York City office next month. I can't wait.

Greg Stein, another long-time Python developer, just started at Google as an engineering manager. I found via an email sent to Greg's Orkut friends list. It was probably the first useful connection I've made via Orkut.

I think Orkut could be useful if it was better connected with my other communications -- email, IM, etc. -- instead of having its own closed world of messages. My friends list would be more useful if it could help me discover connections. When an email arrives from someone I don't know, it could show me friends we have in common or interest groups we both belong to. That way, it would be augmenting my existing communications and provide some incentive for participating.