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Employers are searching high and low for people with Google Cloud skills, says new report

  • As the cloud computing market consolidates around three major players — Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud— job listings that included keywords about these cloud providers have risen over the past year, according to a report from job-hunting site Indeed.
  • The effect is even more pronounced over a longer span of time: Over the last three years, job listings with "Google Cloud" have skyrocketed 1082%, compared to a rise of 107.15% for AWS and 165.9% for Microsoft Azure.
  • These searches include phrases like "cloud infrastructure," "cloud security," "cloud architect," and "cloud engineer," according to the report.
  • Amazon Web Services has dominated cloud computing in terms of market share, even as the cloud industry is still growing.
  • And as companies like Microsoft, Google and IBM look to catch up to Amazon in the cloud wars, they will be looking to hire more engineers with cloud computing skills.

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The cost of The Bridge between two nations

  • In 2017 a record average of 20,361 vehicles passed over the bridge each day and approximately 14,000 commuters took the train, despite temporary identity checks lengthening journey times during the first half of the year.
  • Later that year the cost of a single car trip, then priced at 255 Swedish kronor (around £17 at the time) was temporarily cut by almost half to 140 kronor to encourage more people to try the journey.
  • By far the biggest challenge since the bridge opened has been the Swedish government’s temporary reintroduction of photo identity checks for travellers between January 2016 and May 2017, as Sweden sought to limit the flow of asylum seekers.
  • In Copenhagen there were around 3.6m overnight stays from international visitors in 2000, the year the bridge was completed, rising to 7m 2017, according to figures shared by Oresundsinstitutet, a Danish-Swedish regional research hub.

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'F--- you leakers': A former senior Google employee says a frantic quest to stop internal info getting out is now management's 'number one priority'

  • A senior former Google employee who quit over its controversial plans to launch a search engine in China painted a picture of a company whose upper echelons are obsessed with stopping leaks, to the exclusion of almost anything else.
  • In comments reported on Saturday by The Times of London, Poulson cited as an example of the anti-leak culture an an unnamed senior engineer taking the microphone at an all-hands meeting to yell “F— you leakers” at his colleagues.
  • Business Insider has reported previously on the culture of extreme secrecy at Google.
  • In September of this year, Business Insider reported that Google was tightening its security still further, clamping down on access to its weekly all-hands meeting, known as TGIF (Thank God It’s Friday) for employees not physically at its Silicon Valley HQ.

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Streak is opening a Vancouver office and needs a Site Lead

  • Streak is establishing our first engineering office outside of San Francisco.
  • We know that it takes focus and intentional planning to make a distributed office a success, and we're looking to partner with an experienced engineer to take on the role of site lead and build out the office.
  • Streak is an engineering focused organization, so we continually invest in improving our tools, tests, processes and technology.
  • We strive to build a culture where everyone is continually learning and growing.
  • As a member of our small team you will meaningfully impact all parts of the company, from the direction the company is going, to the products we develop, to the people we hire.
  • We are all about building a fantastic culture and a diverse team.
  • Full day of comprehensive technical interviews with multiple engineers and plenty of time to ask questions about the company and team.

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'F--- you leakers': A former senior Google employee says a frantic quest to stop internal info getting out is now management's 'number one priority'

  • A senior former Google employee who quit over its controversial plans to launch a search engine in China painted a picture of a company whose upper echelons are obsessed with stopping leaks, to the exclusion of almost anything else.
  • In comments reported on Saturday by The Times of London, Poulson cited as an example of the anti-leak culture an an unnamed senior engineer taking the microphone at an all-hands meeting to yell "F--- you leakers" at his colleagues.
  • Business Insider has reported previously on the culture of extreme secrecy at Google.
  • In September of this year, Business Insider reported that Google was tightening its security still further, clamping down on access to its weekly all-hands meeting, known as TGIF (Thank God It's Friday) for employees not physically at its Silicon Valley HQ.

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“God Help American Science”: Engineering Theatre and Spectacle (2016)

  • John Gruen, a cultural critic writing for the short-lived New York World Journal Tribune, predicted 9 Evenings would be a “landmark of sorts” and a “means of expanding the sensibilities of everyone concerned – the artist, the engineer, and the audience.” When the New York Times Magazine profiled Rauschenberg the week before 9 Evenings debuted, he was dubbed a “playwright and engineer.” Rauschenberg claimed that artists were “surrounded by materials and technologies that are too refined to be commonly known.” But, thanks to Klüver and his Bell Labs colleagues, they could now hope to work with these “without letting technology be the theme itself.” 9 Evenings opened on October 13, 1966 with fresh breezes of favorable publicity wafting about the Armory space.
  • It was instead, he said, a “criss-cross of traditions, disciplines, time-streams, and audiences” which produced a “huge short-circuited tangle.” And, depending on which strand one followed – art, theatre, or technology i.e. the worlds of the artist or art critic versus that of the engineer – “you can end up with entirely different conclusions.” The message was that 9 Evenings should be judged more holistically and apart from critics’ reaction to individual performances.

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Vanta is hiring generalist engineers in SF to secure the internet

  • Companies then task their engineers to “go get SOC 2 compliance,” which is a months-long audit that ends in a long PDF with a lot of security rules like “everyone has 2-factor authentication” and “all laptops are encrypted.” Once all of these “gaps” are fixed, companies call an auditor (a non-technical CPA, no joke) to manually check all the rules and whether they’re followed.
  • [Spoiler alert: the choice is robots.] Companies can then prove their security to auditors, get reports, and accelerate sales and grow their business, and return to the product/customer-centric work that led them to start their business in the first place.
  • Everyone receives support emails (though not everyone answers them.) Engineers at Vanta make design and product decisions, define the roadmap, and prioritize their own work on a day-to-day basis, hire new team members, and everything else in between.

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Lightspeed hires 5 new partners from Slack, Twitter and more

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners, one of the best-performing VC firms in Silicon Valley, is closing out 2018 with a slew of new hires.
  • The firm has brought on five additional investing partners: Jana Messerschmidt, Ashley Brasier, Merci Victoria Grace (pictured above), Jerry Ye and Jay Madheswaran.
  • Neetzan Zimmerman, a former senior editor at Gawker, has also joined as vice president of growth, as first reported by Forbes.
  • Brasier, also tapped to support Lightspeed’s consumer investing practice, joins straight out of Stanford Business School.
  • On top of that, Lightspeed has poached Slack’s head of growth Merci Victoria Grace, who’s also a founder of Women in Product, a community for women in the field that has grown to 5,000 members since 2015.
  • Ye, a founding partner and former head of data science at SignalFire, a data-focused venture firm, will support Lightspeed’s growth team and will help support the firm’s data science practice.

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The Rise of Microsoft Visual Studio Code

  • On the negative end, engineers who use Eclipse, intelliJ and Visual Studio pass our interview at lower rates.
  • Another distinguishing feature of Eclipes, IntelliJ, and Visual Studio is their strong association with Java and C#, so might we merely be seeing the result of a correlation between specific editors and specific languages?
  • I can't really say which way the causality goes, but it seems that both the languages (Java, C#) and the IDEs (Eclipse, Visual Studio) are associated with lower pass rates in interviews.
  • It's interesting that VS Code users pass interviews at a higher rate than Sublime engineers, even though they predominately use a language with a lower success rate (JavaSript).
  • It seems plausible that this is indeed the main reason why Vim and Emacs users have such a high pass rate in our interviews.
  • Engineers who use old school editors like Vim or Emacs tend to be strong programmers.

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