Still a small office

Someone asked me at lunchtime what I thought of the Yahoo! India Software Development Center office. I answered that it reminded me of the Y! office 5 years ago in Santa Clara. It’s still small enough that you can know every engineer, all-hands meetings don’t require a microphone or PowerPoint presentations, and the cafeteria has a payroll-deduction scheme for lunch (instead of a la carte and cashiers like we have nowadays in Sunnyvale).

I thought this was a pretty original insight, but apparently I gave more-or-less the same answer as Zod, Filo, Ash and other old-timers gave. :-)

Only one more day in the office and then it’s back to the US. We’ll probably go back to doing weekly videoconference calls so we can continue the momentum on the project, but it won’t be the same.

2 thoughts on “Still a small office”

  1. So I’m curious; what do you think would happen if Ed Hall and Vijayan got talking about C++?

    Shades of Irresistible force, immovable object come to mind. Possibly a small ISO std::C++ compiler.

    (one of the many ex Vijayan students in Sunnyvale)

  2. Oh my gosh that lunch looks so good. I can’t even see what’s in those vats but I know it’s gooooooooood!

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