What Would You Do With Your Own Google?

Location: Oregon Ballroom 203/204
Average rating: ****.
(4.71, 17 ratings)

It’s 2021. You have a petabyte drive on your keychain, your startup company leases bulk cloud storage by the exabyte, and you have a million cores for data crunching. You even can have your own copy of the entire world’s public semantic data. What do you do with it? If you’re not sure yet, I’ve got plenty of ideas for you.

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Steve Yegge


Steve Yegge is a software engineer with over twenty years of industry experience. He has worked on everything from embedded systems to distributed systems to e-commerce, online games and much more. Steve has been at Google for the past eight years, where he has worked on Ads and Music systems, semantic code indexing, and cloud computing. Prior to joining Google, Steve was a Senior Engineering Manager at Amazon.com, where he spent nearly seven years leading teams in Developer Tools and Customer Service systems. Steve graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Computer Science.

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Joe Usaus
11/25/2011 7:31am PST

This talk is a perfect illustration of why most of the world hates America (and I am in the minority that doesn’t). His suggestion that you set up a “treatment system in a 3rd world country” to test out new cancer drugs is so outrageous that it is sad. Basically Americans believe that people in 3rd world countries are expendable but Americans are too precious to try anything on. Are you sure you don’t want to scope up a few Afghan’s for lab trials while you are over there?