Today marks my 1 year Google anniversary! Time really flies when you work in an amazing company on an amazing project.
Since I joined 1 year ago, the Paris office has moved from Opera where our canteen had one of the best view of the Opera Garnier to Rue de Londres, a brand new (restored) building with all the Googley requirements such as a massage room, a 2CV meeting room, an open 24/7 fitness center, a ping-pong table, a great canteen, an auditorium and more.
Also since I joined, the Cultural Institute has released the new platform that will help promote and democratize Culture online in a scalable way. I’ve been lucky to work on this website showing more than 6 millions items and more than 70 exhibits but also on tools to enable non-technical people to create those exhibits and upload those items. I’m now leading a small team in charge of the frontend and we’re working hard to bring more Culture to the web!
Now that I’m not a Noogler anymore (I’m lying, I’m still one), I started a parallel goal I have for a long time. Talking and spreading the little I know. I recently met with people from the French writing press to explain what we (developers) do in Paris and I plan to talk to more events in the future.
It’s really incredible to work in a company that empower its employees to have such an impact. I feel very lucky and I can’t wait to see what this new year will bring me!
I'm about to take the plane for a 24 hours journey that will bring my girlfriend and me on an island off the Tanzania coast. No internet, just diving, I'm pretty excited! We plan to record some of our dives like we did a year ago in Malaysia. You can see the little video my girlfriend made from the videos we took in Malaysia:
Summer is finally here!
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