- E04 - Leadership! Google, Guido van Rossum, PSF

Ilias Lazaridis ilias at lazaridis.com
Mon Jan 2 01:00:04 EST 2006

Alex Martelli wrote:
> Anton Vredegoor <anton.vredegoor at gmail.com> wrote:
>    ...
>>Google's not a nice company (yeah, I know I'm posting from a google
>>account). If you look at their job requirements it's clear they will
>>only hire people with long backstabbing histories.
> Such as...? Guido van Rossum?  Greg Stein?  Vint Cerf?  Ben Goodger?
> Please DO share your insider-information about the "long backstabbing
> histories" of each and every one of these people, I'm sure it will be
> most fascinating (as well as useful for self-protection to future
> potential victims), and, after all, they ARE all rather public
> figures... TIA!
> Alex

The employees you've mentioned should have most possibly the basic 
google employment requirement: BS or MS... [1].

This requirement from Google exists in nearly all other IT companies.

Without BS or MS you cannot have a "long back reaching history" - and 
thus experience.

This is the main objection of Mr. Vredegoor.


I assume that Mr. Vredegoor uses the term "backstabbing" incorrect. Most 
possibly he meand just something like "back reaching".

Possibly he can confirm.

btw: I don't understand exactly what Mr. Vredegoor means by "having 
worked for the man".

Possibly he can clarify concisely.


Mr. Martinelli, you seem to know python.

May you can showcase how to overcome some of the limitations 
(limitations in context of the evaluation template):


My Best Regards.


(copied from within this thread):

     * BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent (PhD a plus).
     * Several years of software development experience.
     * Enthusiasm for solving interesting problems.
     * Experience with Unix/Linux or Windows environments, C++ development,
distributed systems, machine learning, information retrieval, network
programming and/or developing large software systems a plus.



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