Saturday, December 11, 2004
Google Suggest Tools
Check out the Google Blog, which has a new post by Kevin Gibbs, creator of Google Suggest. He explains that he put it together in his 20% time (when Google employees can do anything not in their job description). Gotta love that program, which has shown some solid results. As he says:
The project stemmed from an idea I had a few months ago, and since then I've been working on it in my 20% time, which is a program where Google allows their employees to devote 20% of their working hours to any project they choose. What's really amazed me about this project is how in a matter of months, working on my own, I was able to go from a lunch table conversation to launching a new service. In my opinion, this is one of the things that really makes Google a great place; that the company's systems, resources and, most important, people are all aligned to make it as easy as possible to take an idea and turn it into something cool.
Plus, we have Segways.