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A Tour of Google Boston Office

The Google Boston office manages a wide array of engineering projects, including Mobile and Chrome OS teams, the latter of which has been involved in the creation of an open source operating system.

Engineers at Google Boston are also behind Google Book Search, including recent work on the release of the Google eBooks for eReader, and the Google Boston office was involved in the launch of the Google +1 button this past spring.

The workplace environment at the Google Boston office maintains its “Googliness” through its unique office layout. In addition to conference rooms named after Boston-based movies (Good Will Hunting, The Perfect Storm), Boston beers (Sam Adams, Harpoon) and Boston authors (Dickinson, Hawthorne), Google Boston has an entire New England-themed floor.

On the second floor, employees can escape to Cape Cod beach–a lounge decorated with adirondack chairs and beach cabanas–or walk through an area designed to resemble historic Beacon Hill. If the second floor sweet escape doesn’t do it for you, the office environment also fosters playful competition and Googlers come together in common areas to play board and card games such as Dominion, Magic, Innovation, Race for the Galaxy and 7 Wonders.

Outside of work, Google Boston employees are involved in many community outreach programs. As part of Google’s commitment to K-12 initiatives and to the Cambridge and Boston communities, Google Boston annually welcomes high schoolers from MIT’s MITES Program (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Sciences) for a fun afternoon consisting of an office tour, product demos and discussions with a panel of engineers.

Take a look at the Google Boston office through pictures embedded below:

[Source: Student Blog]

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