20 Jul

First week at Google

This week was the first week of my Software Engineering internship at Google Kirkland. I arrived in Kirkland on Friday last week, taking a plane from Vienna to Frankfurt, and then another one from Frankfurt to Seattle. Saturday and Sunday were dedicated to dealing with the jetlag and to exploring Kirkland and Seattle, while arranging some basic things like a U.S. SIM card for my phone and a bank account. After settling down, on Monday, I officially started at Google as an Intern. I also got a fancy Noogler cap, see below!

Other than being at the office every day, I was also able to find a decent used bike via craigslist. I am really happy to have a bike here for commuting and exploring the area, it makes transportation a lot easier. Plus, buying the bike in Bellevue and riding it all the way up to Kirkland gave me a lot of new impressions from the area.

Looking at this first week in hindsight, I am really stunned by all the things that I have learned in this one week, and I just cannot wait to discover even more. Google really is an awesome place to be!