Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer. There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris.
I am doing a startup!
Cross-browser testing from your browser!
I have written my fourth book!
Be faster than Larry Wall in the shell!
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I read through your story from four years ago and all the comments today in 2014. Your experience sounds so similar to mine and your reflections relived the last four months of inspirations, persistence, and emotions in me. I still couldn't believe that I made it and amazing programmers like you didn't. I am too lucky and I am not going to waste this earned + lucked-out opportunity to do mundane things. Thanks for your inspirations!
So to think, I studied for four months from the time I received the initial contact from a Google recruiter. I took advantage of the sparsely allocated interviews just like you did, except there was a xmas/new year in between which gave me even more time. After the first on-site, which was a very humbling experience, I was politely told to be not a good fit after exactly a week. And just like you, the recruiter didn't give up on me and found me another team to interview again three weeks later. I was biting on my nails everyday after the 2nd on-site; I thought there was no way I would make it through reading people's Google interview blogs non-stop. The day before I received the news, the recruiter sent me an email to ask for a call the following day. I thought it's over. I was counting down the minute she was to call me that morning and I missed call because she called earlier and I went to bathroom, ha! I called her back, and she told me I passed the hiring committee.
It's been 3 years since your last comment on getting funding with your own startup. I hope it's been going well for you!
(why do I need your e-mail?)
It would be nice if you left your e-mail address. Sometimes I want to send a private message, or just thank for the great comment. Having your e-mail really helps.
I will never ever spam you.
(Your twitter handle, if you have one.)
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