My first real job wasn’t in technology. It was washing dishes in a restaurant at the Jersey Shore. [A shout out to my first real boss, Keven, who was the head cook there. He recently opened his own restaurant in Ocean City, NJ - Hooked on Breakfast. If you’re nearby, check it out].
Having had worked at Google for over 13 years, I grew accustomed to having geniuses in every field just a
XMPP, Google Talk, Buzz, Hangouts, Allo, Chat˛ Meet message away. If I ever got stumped by something, a world class expert was nearby. In fact, it’s one of the things that make the environment of big tech companies so attractive to the curious engineer.
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.