Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm.

“328 Googlers Facebook should poach”

Interesting exercise and post by Seravia, a business analytics startup, to try and figure out algorithmically which Google engineers Facebook should try to steal if it wants to build a search engine.

We set ourselves a target of identifying 100+ Google engineers who 1) are top search engineers, 2) have a financial interest in joining a pre-IPO company, and 3) are young and hungry. We limited ourselves to using only our patent and company data, Hive queries, a few custom MapReduces and a healthy dose of trial-and-error.