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After beating cancer, a renewed focus on mental health

2019 was a challenging year for me. It was the year I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. As someone who has always been active and healthy, the news came as a complete shock, and it didn't help that doctors couldn't explain why it happened. But I wasn't caught up in the mindset of asking “why me?’” My first thought was, what do I need to do to get better?Over the past year, I've learned a lot about myself emotionally and grown in many ways. (My wife says I'm now an “emotionally woke” husba...
Tags: Google, Australia, Asia Pacific, Googlers, Google Australia, Google in Asia, Joel Solomons


A custom-built robot lightens up the mood

As a technical solutions consultant at Google, Christian Gijtenbeek enjoys helping others with creative solutions to complex problems. While working from home this year, the Amsterdam-based Googler noticed a dilemma of his own. “It’s more challenging to interact with colleagues and clients without the non-verbal cues many of us are used to,” he says. “How do you effectively read body language in 2D?” His answer was to add an extra dimension, in the form of a 3D figurine, with a lot of help from ...
Tags: Amsterdam, Christian, Googlers, Janine, Passion Projects, Ari Marini, Google Christian Gijtenbeek


Combining technology and art as a Developer Advocate

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Priyanka Vergadia, who followed her curiosity and stumbled upon a role that combines her technical and artistic skills: creating technical learning content for Google Cloud developers as a Developer Advocate.What’s the best thing about being a Developer Advocate at ...
Tags: Google, India, University of Pennsylvania, Googlers, Google Cloud Platform, Priyanka, Google Cloud, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Priyanka Vergadia, Google Cloud Youtube


Music from the heart, with an AI assist

The next time you hear a popular song on the radio, listen to the beat behind the lyrics. Usually, a high-powered production team came up with it—but in the future, that beat could be created with help from artificial intelligence. That’s what Googler MJ Jacob predicts, as he combines his job as an engineer with his love for writing and performing rap music. Usually based in Google’s offices in New York City, MJ is working from his Manhattan apartment these days as a customer engineer for Google...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Virginia, Manhattan, Ai, Googlers, MJ, Passion Projects, Brandon Tory, Megan Friedman, Googler MJ Jacob, New York City MJ, Magenta Google


Inside the Cloud Technical Residency with Tony Rodriguez

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Tony Rodriguez, a Technical Solutions Engineer in Austin who started at Google in our Cloud Technical Residency (CTR), a one-year rotational program for recent college graduates. (If you’re interested in applying, the CTR program is now accepting applications for 20...
Tags: Google, Atlanta, Austin, Googlers, Don, Tony, Suzie, San Luis Potosi Mexico, Google Cloud, Tony Rodriguez, Google Cloud Platform GCP, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Jessie Linn, Cloud Technical Residency, Technical Solutions Engineer


Google.org Fellows help NY State respond to the pandemic

With the help of 10 Googlers, New York State launched a web-based tool that helps connect residents to critical social services. As a result of the pandemic, millions of New Yorkers are seeking out help for daily necessities such as food, housing and COVID-related services—and many are doing so for the first time. To make it easier to find relevant services, residents simply have to answer a few questions from their phone or computer. The app is also open-sourced, so other states and civic organ...
Tags: Google, New York, Andrew Cuomo, New York State, Googlers, Google.org, NY State, Google NYC, Alicia Cormie, COVID-19, COVID, Googlers New York State, Office of Temporary, Malika Chatlapalli


Bickey Russell finds inspiration from his native Bangladesh

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Having spent his childhood between London, Milan and Dhaka, Bangladesh, Bickey Russell began his career at Google in sales before pursuing his passion for developing technology to serve under-resourced communities. Today, he’s the founder and leader of Kormo Jobs. Guided by Google's commitme...
Tags: Google, UK, London, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Camden, Bangladesh, Ai, Googlers, Jakarta, Dhaka, Google Adwords, London Milan, Bangladesh Indonesia, Bangladesh India


Meet the Googlers breaking down language barriers for migrants

Googler Ariel Koren was at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018 when more than 7,000 people from Central America were arriving in the area. Ariel, who speaks nine languages, was there serving as an interpreter for asylum seekers fighting their cases.  Ariel, who leads Marketing for Google for Education in Latin America, knew language skills would continue to be an essential resource for migrants and refugees. She decided to team up with fellow Googler Fernanda Montes de Oca, who is also multilingual a...
Tags: Europe, Mexico, Ariel, Central America, Latin America, Googlers, Volunteers, Southern Mexico, Fernanda, Passion Projects, Respond, Ariel Koren, Christin Parcerisa, Marketing for Google for Education, Fernanda Montes de Oca, Google for Education Ecosystems


Women aren’t safe online. Merve Isler wants to change that

In February, Şeyma Yıldız was killed by her own father in Ankara, Turkey because she had posted what he thought were “inappropriate images” online. Sadly, the 16-year-old’s story is not an outlier: According to the country’s police data, 81 women were killed in domestic violence incidents this past May. Googler Merve Isler lives in Turkey and leads Google’s Women Techmakers efforts in the region. And it’s stories like Şeyma’s that remind her why she does this work. “Yes, the Women Techmakers pro...
Tags: Google, Turkey, Istanbul, Googlers, Hackathon, Ankara Turkey, WTM, Diversity and Inclusion, Rana Abdelhamid, Merve, Merve Isler, Şeyma Yıldız, Şeyma, CyberGuard


Holly Slonaker finds career growth and accessibility at Google

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s installment is a little different because we’ll be talking to two Googlers: Holly Slonaker, a Program Manager and member of the Deafglers community at Google, and Tricia Martines, the recruiter who worked with Holly throughout the interview process. They’ll share how Google is strivi...
Tags: Google, Accessibility, Googlers, Holly, Tricia, Google Doc, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Holly Slonaker, Tricia Martines, Deafglers, Candidate Accommodations


How Eurovision inspired a research intern's project

Research happens at Google everyday, on many different embedded teams throughout the company. For example, Amit Moryossef developed a machine learning model for sign language detection while interning this year with our Language team in Zurich. Since our 2021 Research Internship applications opened this month, Amit chatted with us to discuss what his experience has been like.How did you end up pursuing research around sign language processing?After finishing college, I started a master’s degree ...
Tags: Google, Accessibility, Ai, Zurich, Googlers, Amit, Diversity and Inclusion, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Florence Poirel, Amit Moryossef, Bar Ilan University While, Maayan Gazuli


Progress on our racial equity commitments

Editor’s note: In June, our CEO Sundar Pichai shared the company’s commitments to advance racial equity. The following note was sent to employees today, and sets out the progress we’ve made over the last 100+ days.   Hi everyone, In June, we committed to continue building sustainable equity for Google’s Black+ community and making our products and programs helpful in the moments that matter most to Black users. Thanks to the work of hundreds of Googlers, I’m glad to share some of the progress...
Tags: Google, Europe, New York, London, Chicago, Brazil, Googlers, Sundar Pichai, Black, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Alphabet, EMEA, Saharan Africa, Center for Policing Equity, Black Googler Network, Diversity and Inclusion


Navy veteran Meghan Wilkens finds camaraderie at Google

Welcome to the latest installment of “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers, interns  and alumni highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Meghan Wilkens, a Navy veteran who’s now a Program Manager on the Google Technical Services team (known as gTech). Meghan started her journey to Google by attending what has become Google’s Veteran Career Series, an annual career development e...
Tags: Google, Navy, Googlers, Marquette University, Meghan, UNC Chapel Hill, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Meghan Wilkens, Google Technical Services


How Awa Dieng found her passion for machine learning

Welcome to the latest installment of our blog series “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers, interns and alumni highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Awa Dieng, an AI Resident on the Google Brain team in our Ghana office. Awa shares her path to working in research and machine learning at Google and how her work ensures AI systems are beneficial for everyone. If you’re interes...
Tags: Google, France, Research, West Africa, Ghana, Googlers, Cornell University, Duke University, AWA, Google Brain, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Bill Reeve, Awa Dieng, Kaolack Senegal


Googlers get creative while working from home

When the going gets tough, the tough bake sourdough bread. Or take up knitting. Or just really get into a new video game. In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic left many of us working from home and social distancing cut down on our calendars, we’ve had plenty of time to pick up a few new hobbies here and there. Others have spent time figuring out how to adapt their passions to the inside of their homes. And that’s the case for Googlers, too, who are still playing in orchestras and working on...
Tags: Google, New York, Singapore, San Francisco, Googlers, Adam, Sunnyvale California, Palo Alto California, Jason Scott, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Passion Projects, Megan Friedman, Life at Google, Googler Orchestra, Googler Virtual Orchestra, Colton Provias


Google is reportedly cracking down on employee message boards after seeing a rise in posts flagged for racism or abuse

Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Google is instituting tougher rules around content moderation on its internal message boards after seeing a rise in posts flagged as harassment, according to CNBC. The company will now require more active moderation from the owners of internal discussion groups and mandate that they participate in moderation training.  Google, which is known for a culture that promotes lively discussion and debate, has seen an i...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Tech, Working From Home, Wall Street Journal, Googlers, Cnbc, Mountain View California, AP Google, Tech Insider, Content Moderation, Avery Hartmans, Marcio Jose Sanchez, Memegen, Google Employees


Zain Masri went from globe-trotting intern to marketing lead

Welcome to the latest installment of our blog series “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers, interns, and alumni highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.In today’s post, meet Zain Kamal Masri from our Dubai office and learn about some of the many paths to joining the Google marketing team. You’ll also find out why she once carried a Street View trekker through the ancient city of Petra.What first sparke...
Tags: Google, Egypt, Middle East, Dubai, Zaha Hadid, Googlers, Google Doodles, North Africa, Petra Jordan, Zain, Zain Kamal Masri, Doria Shafik, Google in the Middle East, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel


How sobriety has helped me cope through a pandemic

I never considered myself an addict until the day I found myself huddled under my covers at four in the afternoon, hungover and wishing my surroundings would disappear. This wasn’t the first time that had happened—in fact, it had become a weekly occurrence—but as I curled up into a ball, feeling pathetic and utterly alone, I realized I had no other options. I grabbed my phone from my nightstand and searched “rehab centers near me.”I’d been dealing with major depression for years, and up until th...
Tags: Health, Google, Googlers, Carly Schwartz, My Google, National Recovery Month Google


From IT Certificate completers to Googlers

Like many success stories, our journey to create the Google IT Support Certificatewas inspired by a challenge: We had issues finding qualified candidates to fill our own IT support team. We developed the Google IT Support Certificate (IT Cert for short), which requires no experience or degree, and helps prepare people for entry-level jobs in IT support in three to six months. In addition to helping us fill roles at Google, we created a hiring consortiumof over 50 national employers, including co...
Tags: Google, Indonesia, Walmart, Aldi, Chelsea, Nashville, Googlers, Ann Arbor, Xavier, Cert, Diversity and Inclusion, Grow With Google, Hulu Sprint, Natalie Van Kleef Conley, Google Career Certificates, Chelsea Rucker


To be a Google intern in 2020

I had been dealing with imposter syndrome for months. Since applying for an internship at Google, I questioned if my GPA was high enough, if they liked my interviews or if my application could stand out without going to an Ivy League school. After weeks of anticipation, I finally got the call from my recruiter. I received an offer to intern on the Global Communications and Public Affairs Team in the New York City office. And when I learned about my role telling stories on Google’s blog and socia...
Tags: Google, California, Berlin, Singapore, New York City, United States, Paris, Ivy League, Baltimore, Googlers, Tyler, Federico, Google Cloud, Life at Google, Jala Tucker, Global Communications and Public Affairs Team


How to grow a “living” building

Andreas Gyr Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,” Andreas remembers. “I’d carry an extension cord around and plug it into friends’ wall outlets to make it home.” It might have been inconvenient, but it made him excited about the future. “It was different, it was hopeful, we charged it with sol...
Tags: Google, Europe, London, Molly, Sustainability, Mountain View, North America, Googlers, Andreas, Andy Martin, San Francisco Bay Trail, Bay View, Pancras Square, London Wildlife Trust, International Living Future Institute ILFI, Andreas Gyr Andreas Gyr


Here's how Google re-made its famous summer internships so that they could go on while the coronavirus forced everyone to work from home (GOOG, GOOGL)

In March, Google announced it would move its summer internship online in response to the pandemic. It's since confirmed it's doing the same for its fall program. That's meant a lot of logistical headaches for the company. Kyle Ewing, Google's head of talent, told Business Insider how Google adapted to the new virtual format. From algorithm-based coffee chats to open-source programs, here are some of the ways Google has tried to adapt its internship for 2020. Its fall internship will still go a...
Tags: Google, Trends, Mountain View, Googlers, Sundar Pichai, Ewing, Kyle Ewing Google, Business Insider how Google


Algorithmic coffee chats and open-source projects: Here are some of the ways Google adapted its internship to an online format – and why it's scaling back for the fall (GOOG, GOOGL)

In March, Google announced it would move its summer internship online in response to the pandemic. It's since confirmed it's doing the same for its fall program. That's meant a lot of logistical headaches for the company. Kyle Ewing, Google's head of talent, told Business Insider how Google adapted to the new virtual format. From algorithm-based coffee chats to open-source programs, here are some of the ways Google has tried to adapt its internship for 2020. Its fall internship will still go a...
Tags: Google, Trends, Mountain View, Googlers, Sundar Pichai, Ewing, Kyle Ewing Google, Business Insider how Google


How sweet it is! This Googler carves fruit into art

During work hours, Leonard Ko collaborates with teams of engineers on Pixel phones. But he’s also known for a unique talent outside of tech: creating intricate sculptures out of fruit. It turns out fruit is just the latest medium for Leonard, who has been creating art for decades—and only recently decided to make his art edible.  Leonard Ko in his kitchen. Leonard has always been interested in expressing himself through art, and first worked on traditional Chinese paintings and oil pa...
Tags: Googlers, Leonard, Passion Projects, Megan Friedman, Leonard Ko


Gareth Small’s path from prison to Google

When Gareth Small’s recruiter called to tell him he’d gotten the web developer job he’d applied for at Google, his excitement quickly turned to anxiety. “Can we meet up? There’s something I need to tell you,” he remembers saying. Gareth and his recruiter met at a cafe in Fremont, near where he lives in Seattle, Washington. “I said, Hey, look, I know this is a lot and I’m sorry to spring this on you…” What Gareth had to tell his recruiter was that he’d recently gotten out of prison after being in...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Molly, Seattle, Googlers, Liz, Gareth, FREMONT, Seattle Washington, Gareth Small


Our commitments to racial equity

Editor’s Note: CEO Sundar Pichai sent the following note to the company today.Hi everyone, Over the past several weeks, violent and racist attacks against the Black community have forced the world to reckon with the structural and systemic racism that Black people have experienced over generations. My own search for answers started within our own walls. Listening to the personal accounts of members of our Black Leadership Advisory Group and our Black+ Googlers has only reinforced for me the real...
Tags: Google, Europe, London, Youtube, Africa, Brazil, Cleveland, Googlers, Sundar Pichai, Black, Charleston, National Urban League, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Black Googler Network, Global Security, Diversity and Inclusion


A family holiday, no matter what

March 23 is an important holiday to the Zaraysky family: It’s the day Susanna, her sister and her parents left the former Soviet Union for the United States. This past March marked the 40th anniversary of their departure from modern-day Russia, as well as her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, and the family planned to celebrate.“Before the lock down, my mom had me call different restaurants to figure out their menus and see if they had a room that could house 35 people,” says Susanna, who today...
Tags: Google, Molly, Russia, United States, Googlers, Soviet Union, Dimitri, Susanna, Dimitri Kanevsky, Zaraysky, Leningrad Airport Forty


The big story behind a little Blue Dot

Editor’s note: May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Learn more about Google's mental health resources and tools. A few years ago, Jenny Fandrianto noticed a sticker on a colleague’s laptop that read “ask me about Blue Dot.” So, she did. She learned Blue Dot is a network of Googlers who simply listen to those who reach out to them. It's not therapy, and they don't tell anyone how to fix their problems. They just want to make it OK to talk about mental health. “Having that first conversation was ...
Tags: Google, Molly, British Army, Googlers, Amy, Peter, Maja, Jenny, Rachael, Blue Dot, Working at Google, Jenny Fandrianto, Rachael Bleakley, Jack Kaden, Peter Corcoran, Maja Bilić


Dr. Karen DeSalvo on “putting information first” during COVID-19

Dr. Karen DeSalvo knows how to deal with a crisis. She was New Orleans Health Commissioner following Hurricane Katrina and a senior official at the Department of Health and Human Services when Ebola broke out. And now, as Google’s Chief Health Officer, she’s become the company’s go-to medical expert, advising our leaders on how to react to the coronavirus. Dr. DeSalvo has been a voice of reassurance for Googlers, but her expertise is helpful outside of Google, too. I recently spoke to Dr. DeSalv...
Tags: Health, Google, California, New Orleans, World Health Organization, East Coast, Googlers, Deepmind, Department of Health and Human Services, DeSalvo, Karen DeSalvo, COVID-19, COVID, Megan Washam, New Orleans Health Commissioner, Google Health During


Meet the Googlers working to ensure tech is for everyone

During their early studies and careers, Tiffany Deng, Tulsee Doshi and Timnit Gebru found themselves asking the same questions: Why is it that some products and services work better for some than others, and why isn’t everyone represented around the table when a decision is being made? Their collective passion to create a digital world that works for everyone is what brought the three women to Google, where they lead efforts to make machine learning systems fair and inclusive. I sat down with Ti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, West Point, Research, Department Of Defense, State Department, Ai, Oakland, Googlers, Stanford University, Tiffany, Jennifer Eberhardt, Timnit Gebru, Meg Mitchell