In this section, I’ll explain what the Google campus in California looks like. Under the cut a lot of pictures and little text. I apologize in advance for not very good quality - my camera is very time-tested, and in photographic business I'm not even a fan :).
The first part is here.Disclaimer:
All images are consistent with Google’s policies and are not subject to NDA.
Unlike other countries where Google has an office, in Mountain View Google has many offices, and they all occupy the area comparable to a small town. The “center” of this city - the so-called “main building” - consists of 4 buildings connected with each other by corridors, so you can walk straight from one end to the other without going outside.
Between these four buildings are all sorts of interesting things.
Volleyball court, which Googlers are very fond of. I do not play volleyball, but judging by the fact that she is constantly busy :).
Dining tables. During lunch, they are packed with a chock and an apple, as they say, there is nowhere to fall. Therefore, it is necessary to circle between the tables and look out for those who have already eaten and, probably, will soon free up the trump space. True, there are usually a lot of such clever men, so it’s still a good idea to be able to run fast with a tray :).
In unexpected places poke markers:
And when the markers ended, they began to arrange the statues:
And even the Tyrannosaurus Rex, which feeds on pink flamingos
And shark. True, it did not fit entirely, so I had to dig in and leave only the fin! :)
But in this building I worked
Right in the main building there is also a small park with benches.Rest of campus
Offices in Google are very heterogeneous.
There are such:
And there are:
Or even just small cozy buildings along the avenue:
To get from one end of the campus to the opposite, you need 20-30 minutes. But for those who feel sorry for so much time, there are special bicycles in front of each building. They can sit down and go, leaving on arrival in front of the entrance of another building.
Of course, the question arises - are these bikes being pulled? Judging by what I heard - very, very little. They are quite specific, and if someone leaves on such a bike, then in the city it is quite some googler may be asked to show a badge (judging by the story of a friend who went home on Google Guides).
If you ride between offices, you can see a lot of interesting pieces. For example, Android with donats:
On the place where I photographed it, the grass was completely trampled. Apparently, they love him very much :).
But a flat man who thoughtfully looks into the distance ...
The views on campus are pretty controversial. It seems to be a nice park
But it is worth walking 20 meters, as you can see a very picturesque wasteland.
Of course, this is just a small part of all the diversity that can be found just by walking on the Google campus. And if you photograph everything that is interesting, then 10 large photo reports will not be enough to cover all this. Therefore, I’ll probably finish here, and in the next part I’ll show you what the offices look like inside and tell you about my internship.
To be continued…