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Paul Lindner

Making the Internet Better - Google Edition

2 min read

I've been very fortunate in my career.  I've had many opportunities and been successful in making the Internet a better place for end-users and developers.  From the early days of Gopher to the mainstreaming of open-source at Red Hat to the rise of blogging at Six Apart and on to forming the social web with Opensocial -- I've been a part of many game-changing technologies first hand.   It's one of the most satisfying parts of my work.

That's why I'm happy to announce that I'm joining Google today.  My gut tells me that this is the right company, the right team, and the right time to contribute to and help define another major change that betters the internet and the entire world.

The decision to work for Google did not come easy.  My time at LinkedIn has been truly amazing. The people are smart, the technology is stellar and the opportunities to learn and contribute are limitless.   In the past year and half the company doubled in size while the Platform team launched dozens of great new products and enhancements. I'm especially proud of the small parts that I played in helping launch LinkedIn's open developer program and am equally excited about a number of future projects that will launch in the near future.  I cherish the friendships and knowledge gained and will miss everyone there greatly.

I look forward to the exciting things that I'll be able to accomplish soon.  Here's to the next evolution and revolution!