Visiting Google Israel: a great experience

On Sunday morning, we took a taxi and stopped in front of a big building. We went in the elevator, up to the 21st floor. On the door, it was written: GOOGLE. Here we are: our first company visit!

The students at Google, with Daniel Rouach, his collegue Laureen, Aude and Julie from ESCP Europe administration and Jonathan

The students at Google, with Daniel Rouach, his collegue Laureen, Aude and Julie from ESCP Europe administration and Jonathan

Jonathan Riftin, a Google employee, welcomed us. He showed us the offices, and talk to us about working at Google (what they do, how it works, etc.).

A Google office is exactly as you imagine it, even better. It’s colourful, young, open. People here have an amazing view on the sea. They have free food available in the kitchen (coffee, snacks, candies). They have rooms to relax, to play video games, or to make music.

After the visit we had the great pleasure to listen to Inna Weiner. She presented us the projects Google Israel is working on. A lot of very exciting projects such as “how to forecast who will be the winner of The Voice using Google Insights?”. To know this trick and to learn more about this exceptional visit at Google, please have a look at this Israel Valley article.

At the end of the meeting we asked Inna and Jonathan why Israel is so special? They both answered “the people!”. Israeli people are from all over the world, it’s a great melting pot, and they are not afraid to fail.

In the elevator

In the elevator

Ricardo and Alice in the music room at Google

Ricardo and Alice in the music room at Google

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