Google Australia started with just one person in 2002 and has grown to almost 2000 people across Sydney and Melbourne. Now they have more than 700 software engineers in Australia working on products like Fitbit, Google Maps, Chrome and Photos.
Sydney is one of Google’s largest global engineering centres and was the birthplace of Google Maps and the Go programming language
Their Sydney HQ has some pretty cool attributes, including water views, a private cinema, a healthy juice bar and plenty of quiet zones for solitude and focus. It’s designed to be a space that fosters creativity in all forms, from quiet introspection to group collaboration and active fun. And the playful, colourful palette feels appealing and inclusive.
Google Australia joined Project F’s accreditation program early in 2022 to examine the structural barriers to a more gender-diverse software engineering workforce at senior and leader levels. The Google team has been amazing! Watch this space for case studies from the work we’re doing with them….
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Google's mission has become well known around the world - "To organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful."
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At Google, our goal is to achieve net-zero emissions across all of our operations and value chain by 2030. We aim to reduce 50% of our combined Scope 1, 2 (market-based), and 3 absolute emissions (versus our 2019 baseline) before 2030, and plan to invest in nature-based and technology-based carbon removal solutions to neutralize our remaining emissions.
The Google.org Impact Challenge for Women and Girls (watch) commits $25 million to fund organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls. This is an open call for applications, and selected charitable initiatives will receive up to $2 million, as well as opportunities for mentorship and additional support from Google.
Meredith Lane, Software Engineer - Chrome Accessibility
6:30 AM Finally get myself out of bed to start getting ready. I gather up all my things and head to the gym for a session before work. Normally I'd go to the gym earlier than this, but I was up late last night reading so I needed the extra sleep. It's okay though, because I know I'll stay at work a little bit later today so will make up for it.
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First phase of discovery and building the Project F roadmap
Agreeing the first set of milestones from the roadmap
Met and achieved first two sets of milestones from the roadmap (and beyond)