I’m happy to announce today that I’ve accepted a job at Google, working on the newly formed Social Web team. I will be joining fellow new-hires Joseph Smarr and Chris Messina, as well as a host of other incredibly talented engineers, in contributing to the emerging standards and growing developer community in this space.
Instead of the long contemplative post on how this move is the next logical step in a career of working in Identity Management, I’ll keep it short. I start work next Monday, February 1st, and I’m a bit pre-occupied this week with getting moved from Portland, Oregon down to Half Moon Bay, California.
I expect great things from our team in 2010, and so should you.
Comments and responses
Congrats Will! I'm excited for you and looking forward to hearing more about your work at Google after you've settled in.
Congrats Will! I hope to keep working together - maybe now we can churn out some fantastic libraries!
If you live in Half Moon Bay you're in for a helluva commute ... but nice views :)
Glad I RSSed your blog. Great news! You can't go wrong with Google.. Hope you enjoy California. You sure have come a long way since Olive Branch, MS.
Man, Google is really rounding up all the key players in Open Web, huh? Hope things go well for you (and us!) with the team you'll be working with.
Congratulations, and welcome (back) to the Bay Area (ish) :)
hey will, its awesome ur joining the team :) hope to see more awesome stuff from you in the future :)
and congrats again :)