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My Summer Internship at Google Turned Me Off Silicon Valley Forever

I still work in tech, but I’ll never go back to the Valley

A photo of a Google bike parked on a grassy lawn.
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II spent the summer of 2016 as a Google intern, working in Mountain View and living in San Francisco. It was my second summer working for Google. After having experienced the Google New York office (a relatively normal nine-to-five experience), I wanted…

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Naomi Day

Naomi Day

Speculative fiction and Afrofuturist writer. Software engineer. US-based; globally oriented. I think and write about building new worlds.