4891, it’s a number that I’ll remember forever. Despite being odd, it’s one that represents something fairly important… at least to me. It was the number of days that I was an employee of Google / Alphabet. This past Friday I handed in my badge, my laptop, and I walked out the door one last time.
I’m a software guy. I’ve spent thousands of hours writing code, debugging it, and analyzing algorithms. But that’s what
I do, it’s not why I do it. Personally, I like to solve hard problems. The world in which we live is anything but
problem free, so you could say it’s a target rich environment. I also like to learn about new things and I firmly
believe that a small change in perspective, coupled with experience in diverse areas, can lead you to unexpected yet…
When Shapor and I sat down, and we started thinking about what would become Chronicle, I must admit that my mind was focused on potential products and technological problems that I wanted to solve. Now while it’s important to do that, I never really expected how impactful and vital non engineering skills would be on the journey to where we are today.