[LAD] What do you do for a living?

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Wed Nov 10 22:40:58 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 3:17 AM, Kris C <cpczk at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I understand that a lot of you develop for free software and are passionate
> at what you do.  But how do you pay the bills?  What do you do for a living?
>  Are you a student?  Do you do software development just as a hobby, or do
> you want to make a living doing this kind of work?

I'm not an audio developer, but I kind of feel the need
to defend Google a bit.

I used to work fulltime developing software at Google.
It was a great place to work.  Everyone I knew there was
dedicated to doing the right thing for the user...
when they mis-stepped,  like when the initial Buzz privacy
settings were unpopular, they tried to set things right quickly.
The only way I can see them ever becoming evil is if
they're bought out by, say, Oracle.  (And I fully expect some
people I knew in college now to come out and defend Oracle :-)

(I now work fulltime developing software at a startup.  It's fun being
at a small company again, but I do miss the massages, at least a little.)
- Dan

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