This was the end of my first week at Google.
Holy cow. What a first week. I'm totally excited. My head knows I'm in the right place, but my heart says I'm out of my league. Or it's my heart that's in the right place... something. Self consciousness aside, I'm also sure that working with so many brilliant people is going to make my work that much better. The guy who started the same day as I did has a PhD in CS from MIT, and the woman whom I am sharing a project with has a PhD in Physics. Where? I don't know. But the fact is that these are some brilliant folks.
In the meantime, I'm reading what I can, soaking up people, technology, people, environment*, and my current assignment, and at least I feel like I am starting to get something done.
I was tired of being a big fish in a small pond, and wanted to be a small fish in a big pond. You know that phrase, "Be careful what you wish for?" Heh.
* - By environment, I guess I meant Skittles.