Looking back

Why did I join Google Fiber, and take up making WiFi routers?

What happened in the end?

I got deeper into Linux systems than I’d ever been before, and deeper than most people get to go nowadays – even at Google! – with containers and clouds and other shiny things close at hand.

I gave our WiFi routers to a couple hundred Googlers, and helped run down the bugs that they turned up using tech support skills that I’d started learning in my last job. This grew as we went along, and saved us from shipping serious bugs we didn’t catch any other way, and I think I’ll miss this community more than anything else from my current job.

I’m pretty sure we didn’t fix the Web for everyone, but we did make a pretty awesome WiFi router – it was able to get my parents’ WiFi working where an Airport Extreme failed.

This was a good first project.