Friday, February 10, 2012

Google's first hire, Craig Silverstein, leaves for start-up - latimes.com

Inspirational; also see Steven Levy’s perspective

Google's first hired employee, Craig Silverstein, is leaving the tech giant where he's worked since its founding to sign on with the rising education start-up Khan Academy.

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Google emailed a statement confirming Silverstein's departure from the company:

"Craig's been with Google since the early days. He was instrumental in the development of search and made numerous contributions to Google over the years. We wish him all the best at the Khan Academy and know that he will do great things to help them promote education around the world."

Shantanu Sinha, the president and COO of Khan Academy, also emailed a statement on the group's latest hire, saying:

"We are thrilled to have Craig Silverstein join our team. His deep technical knowledge and organization-building experience will be extremely valuable to us as we grow as an organization. We are excited that talented individuals like Craig believe so passionately in our mission and are willing to join us in our quest of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere."

Google's first hire, Craig Silverstein, leaves for start-up - latimes.com

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