Friday, October 19, 2012

Humans drive our technology focused world

Today I wanted to write about something positive that happened on location at one of our leaders in this technology analog world, Google (GOOG).

Her name is Yeni Lopez and she is a janitor at the big Google headquarters in Silicon Valley. She originally only spoke Spanish as a language. She wanted to learn English to help her work and her daughter.

Yeni went to school three times a week for English and a fellow Google co-worker helped on her journey: A software engineer, by the name of Ben Lindahl, met with Lopez in a conference room an hour a week for structured English lessons for a year and a half.

Now the young lady can speak wonderful English and is able to interact better and currently volunteers at her daughters school during the day, while she works all night as a janitor at Google.

I enjoy this true story of other people helping one another in just the simple "human" areas of life that truly makes a positive impact. Even while surrounded by the most sophisticated technology, we can never forget the human element involved in all of life.

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Gary Fowler, Analog Solutions, Executive Technology Recruiter

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