I have an interview w Google (programmer)… very soon. I have a lot of experience under my belt in terms of personal projects and such.. but one thing that would be optimal to talk about during the interview would be this platform I built around YouTube that’s crowdsourced and makes it a million times better. I don’t want to say what it is because I currently have it down trying to decide if I should try to patent it. I just graduated and dont have 10k to throw at it.
But you know who does? Google. I’m afraid that if I tell them about the idea, and the intricacies and algorithms of my site and my bots, it’d be trivial to throw some lawyers on the patent and have some engineers clone it before my flight back home from the valley.
There is no need to talk about it, I have a million other big projects to talk about that demonstrate my skills. But part of me wants to..
If I tell them and they like it and believe in it as much as i do, maybe we could work something out. The other possibility is that i put the service back online and publicize it and it gets big and THEN they copy it.
Idk.. I might just do it. I think i’m better off exposing them to it. For all I know, they already know about it since (based on recording IP and tracing their location/owner) their bots crawled the shit out of my site when it was up for a few days.
Right now, the whole thing is devloped and sitting in my back pocket. I have a separate startup i’m working on at the moment.
What do you guys think? I should be willing to talk to them right? Who better to show than the people that own them. It’s like interviewing an oil company a few hundred years ago and telling them I made something that makes their oil rig a million times better.