Google NYC Presents: The 20% Solution





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Published on Aug 18, 2011

A Google NYC Tech Talk
July 27, 2011

Presented by Marc Donner, Andrew Hogue, Zach Lloyd.


As Google continues to expand its workforce, preserving its engineers' talent and fostering creativity has been key to the company's continued success. The 20% project is designed to maintain that piece of Google's philosophy and culture. Furthermore, the 20% project allows Google to maintain the start up feel in a 20,000+ sized company and attracts a diverse pool of skilled engineers. During this talk, you will hear from a panel of engineers that have worked on various 20% projects. You will have the opportunity to listen to their successes, how they got involved in their respective projects, and how ideas have come to fruition.


Marc Donner, Engineering Director
20% Project: Google Art Project ( http://googleartproject.com/)

Zach Lloyd, Software Engineer
20% Project: Google Spreadsheets

Andrew Hogue, Tech Lead/Manager
20% Project: Various Projects


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