I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough.
Creativity thrives best when constrained.
I was Google's first woman engineer.
That's how we're going to stay innovative. We're going to continue to attract entrepreneurs who say, 'I found an idea, and I can go to Google and have a demo in a month and be launched in six.'
I had to think really hard about how to choose between job offers.
My maternity leave will be a few weeks long, and I'll work throughout it.
With data collection, 'the sooner the better' is always the best answer.
You can't have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you.
I really believe that the virtual world mirrors the physical world.
This is one of my favorites. People think of creativity as this sort of unbridled thing, but engineers thrive on constraints. They love to think their way out of that little box: 'We know you said it was impossible, but we're going to do this, this, and that to get us there.'
I think that for me, it's God, family and Yahoo—in that order.
It's really wonderful to work in an environment with a lot of smart people.
If you're the smartest person in the room, you're in the wrong room.
It is wonderful to work in an environment with a lot of smart people. It challenges you to think and work on a different level. If you play with better players, you learn a lot: perspectives, intellectual arguments, new ways of thinking about things.
Your rhythm is what matters to you so much that when you miss it you're resentful of your work...So find your rhythm, understand what makes you resentful, and protect it..
People ask me all the time: 'What is it like to be a woman at Google?' I'm not a woman at Google, I'm a geek at Google. And being a geek is just great. I'm a geek, I like to code, I even like to use spreadsheets when I cook.
If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.
People are more productive when they're alone, but they're more collaborative and innovative when they're together.
I refuse to be stereotyped.
I've always liked simplicity.
When people think about computer science, they imagine people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who code all night.
New beginnings – professional, personal, or come what may – are always uncomfortable, but being open to them is the only way to grow. In the end, we are all capable of so much more than we think.
Beyond basic mathematical aptitude, the difference between good programmers and great programmers is verbal ability.
Good students are good at all things.
I pace myself by taking a week-long vacation every four months.
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