Thursday, September 15, 2011

My summer, by the numbers

12 weeks.

60 days.

~600 hours of work.

One design proposal written and approved.

13193 lines of code committed.

50 changelists submitted.

Mean: 263 lines of code/CL.

Median: 74 lines/CL.

One feature launched!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The best infographic

This is far and away one of the best infographics I’ve ever seen. One thing I noticed: the time when pay stops increasing with increasing productivity coincides exactly with when the minimum wage started decreasing (in inflation-adjusted dollars).

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Winding down

My summer is winding down. I’ve got two weeks left in my internship, and my emotions are a mixed bag.

On one hand, I’m happy. I’ve had a fantastic time at Google; I’ve learned so much, and accomplished more than I hoped to. Pretty soon we’ll be launching my completed project internally. People all over the world will be using and (hopefully!) enjoying what I created. That’s a huge step up from my internship last summer, where a very small amount of people ever saw the product of my labors.

On the other, I’m incredibly nervous. I’ve had such a great experience here, I don’t want it to end. I’d love to work at Google after I graduated, but I’m not going to find out if I get that opportunity for quite a while. When my friends are already finding out from their internships if they’ll be receiving an offer or not, I have a lot of time to wait. And wait I will, but I’ll be nervous - and anxious - the whole time.