4 February 2023
Last week, Google invited GCSE and A Level Computer Science students to spend a day in one of their offices in London.
Our day included an office tour, showing us how the facilities in Google’s workplace give their employees a better working environment (among our favourites were the games room, which included a darts board and a ping pong table). In addition to our tour, we had fascinating discussions and talks about innovation, sustainability in Google, Google culture (we discovered that in a Google culture, you are never more than 30 seconds away from a micro kitchen) as well as interactive activities in-between. One talk that stood out to us was Helen Kelisky’s, who talked about her experience in the tech industry and how she got there from being a GDST student. The trip was a major success and a great way to extend our learning beyond the curriculum!