Red Echo

May 27, 2011

I got the official, on-paper, signed-by-the-VP offer letter yesterday, and gave my notice today, so it’s official: I’m going to go work at Google, over in the Fremont office. I won’t start on til the end of July, so I’ll have plenty of time to finish up my project at Synapse, and to get a couple of weeks of high-Sierra backpacking in. I don’t know what project I’ll be working on yet, but I am angling for something to do with language tools, or some other kind of system software.

I’m excited! I know a bunch of smart, interesting people over there and met a few more during the interviews, so I have hopes that this will go well. Google is a big company but still seems to have its engineer-friendly charm, so I’m hoping it will be a place I can spend a few years learning and growing and tackling big, hairy, fascinating problems.


  1. Fremont, as in Fremont, CA? Wow, we should totally get together, it’s been WAY too long.

    I thought you were in love with Seattle. Is that gonna be hard to leave?

    Comment by Micah Cowan — May 28, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

  2. Congratulations Mars!

    Comment by Adam — May 31, 2011 @ 7:28 am

  3. Congratulations! I hear you will never have to cook food again. At least not while at work.

    Comment by Dawn — May 31, 2011 @ 9:18 am

  4. Micah – no, I’m not moving to California! There’s a neighborhood named “Fremont” here in Seattle, and that’s where the local Google office is. (Or one of them, at least – there’s another Google office in Kirkland, but that’s on the eastside so I don’t know much about it.)

    Dawn – yes, Google has a really nice cafe. I’ve had a few lunches there.

    Adam – thanks!

    Comment by Mars Saxman — May 31, 2011 @ 11:51 am

  5. D’oh! Ah well. We should still hook up. Ping me when you know your Christmas plans in Sacto (if you’ve no plans to be there prior to that timeframe); I’ll try to be out there for a day around then.

    Comment by Micah Cowan — May 31, 2011 @ 3:04 pm

  6. I thought Fremont, CA too Micah. Oh well. Congrats Mars!

    Comment by Rachel — June 15, 2011 @ 3:26 pm