How to Pretend to Work at Google and Be a Google Fanboy

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Google is THE place to work nowadays.  With lower acceptance rates than many Ivy league schools, sometimes it’s just better to fake it until you make it!

If you’re a software engineer, you admire them for their amazing suite of apps and constant innovation in programming.

If you’re a database fiend, Google has the some of the largest databases in the world for you to query your little heart out.

If you’re a web developer or graphic designer, then you admire their simplicity and cleanliness.


1) Make your own Google desktop computer based off Goobuntu!

Goobuntu is Google’s very own version of the free Ubuntu Linux operating system.  Today, August 29th , Thomas Bushnell, the tech lead of the group that manages and distributes Linux to Google’s corporate desktops introduced the world to some of the basic Goobuntu configurations and justifications for their choice during a great interview by ZDnet on LinuxCon.  You can download the latest version of Ubuntu off the Ubuntu website.  It is a great operating system with amazing functionality and performance.

2) Decide on the Location of your Google Office (You can click on the Markers and Find Open Positions!)

3) Don’t Be Evil

This shouldn’t be a hard one.

4) Dress Casual (nerdy, maybe hipster)

Casual wear is a must.  Jeans, button ups, geeky t-shirts.

5) Learn the Tech Talk and Net Lingo 

You don’t need to understand all the acronyms, just use them frequently enough to confuse people.

First off, I do not wish for anyone to impersonate an employee at Google or create one out of thin air.  This is purely a speculative post about the style, culture, and tools involved with working at Google.  (*disclaimer: I have never worked at Google)

2017-05-18T20:28:39+00:00 By |Random Knowledge|Comments Off on How to Pretend to Work at Google and Be a Google Fanboy

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