Apple’s recent arrival to Seattle as the media and others talking about Seattle as a Cloud Capital.
Influx of tech giants
Talking to a friend who has the challenge to hire Cloud infrastructure engineers who isn’t in the above list he made the following observation. The typical pattern is engineers start at Microsoft, then move to Amazon, then Google. His challenge is to catch the engineers while they are making the transition and hire them to his company.
Take a 22 year old software engineer. Have them spend 3 years at Microsoft, 3 years at Amazon, and if they were able to make it to 3 years at Google. They’ll be 31 years old with 9 years experience building Clouds at Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. That is killer resume, and he/she can go anywhere in the world now.
Name another area you could do that and not move.
Oh and there are handful of people who will be able to put Apple on their resume. Now that would kill. Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Apple.