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Google Storytime: How to Engineer a Promo

For this story I’m going to talk about a particular engineer on my team. How they joined my team, how they got promoted, and how they’ve blossomed since.

We will call this engineer Jay. Those inside Google will know who this is.

A Quiet Beginning

Jay joined my team back in 2017 after the then new Google Chat project was chosen over Hangouts Chat as the future Slack competitor from Google. Unknown to the public, but by then Hangouts Chat already had a working version of a Slack like UI built on top…

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William Wen

William Wen

25 years in tech | 13 years @ Google | 9+ years Tesla Investor | www.linkedin.com/in/wil-wen | twitter.com/wilwen2