[kwlug-disc] Google in KW?

Ryan Ische ryanische at gmail.com
Fri May 20 12:20:42 EDT 2011


I got to go to their Google I/O Extended event that they held at The
Tannery last week (I work for a company located in The Tannery) and
take a tour of their offices (including going down their slide!).
>From the talk they gave before they started broadcasting the keynote,
they do ChromeOS, Ad-related work, and mobile in the KW office.

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 12:07 PM, Darcy Casselman <dscassel at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 10:58 AM, Russell McOrmond
> <russellmcormond at gmail.com> wrote:
>> What do people think of this move for Google to grow in KW?  Any ties
>> in to OpenText or RIM (IE: is Google bringing in people to directly
>> compete with them -- media suggests that this is Chrome that the KW
>> Google staff are focused on).
>
> Google bought a wireless company in the area (Reqwireless) several
> years ago, which was the origin of the office.  I'm sure being able to
> draw RIM engineers and top UW grads and co-ops doesn't hurt.
>
> No ties to Open Text, except they poach our search engine people. :)
>
> Also, I'm pretty sure the media reports are wrong, and what they
> actually work on here is ChomeOS.  Going by their job posting anyway:
> http://www.google.ca/intl/en/jobs/swe/software-engineer-waterloo/index.html
>
> This would be an awfully small office to be working on Chrome the browser.
>
> Darcy.
>
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