Episode 45 - Inside Google, Engineer Maryam Aly with a Comprehensive Account
A riveting long-form interview with former Google engineer Maryam Aly as she gives us a close-up insight into what it's like to work for the tech giant, and the culture and structures inside. We do not shy away from the hot topics which include:
- Google’s Interview and Recruitment Process
- Approach to security and privacy
- Google's product decision-making and roadmaps
- Gravity of search results and the potential for Bias or tampering
- Atmosphere during and after the circulation of the James Damore Memo.
- Google’s specific approach to running a diverse workplace
Maryam Aly is a software engineer and professional Foosball player.
In June 2012, she joined Foursquare as the first female engineer after getting a BS in Computer science at Carnegie Mellon. During her tenure she worked on local search, internationalization, infrastructure, and outreach. After 4.5 years at Foursquare, she was a full stack developer on the Google Forms team for 18 months before taking on competitive foosball full time for half a year. Starting Monday, she will be re-joining Foursquare to work on backend for the core business.
Episode 36 on abandoned projects at Google
Episode 33 on search engine bias
Episode 2 where Maryam talking about Internationalizing apps