Saturday, May 13, 2006

Cryptic Google Recruitment Billboard on Silicon Valley Roads

When TIME magazine featured the Google Trio on their cover page, they carried an interesting picture of a billboard put up on Route 101 highway that links the Silicon Valley to San Francisco. The billboard said:

{first 10-digit prime found in consecutive digits of e} .com

The answer to this complex maths equation was - The select few Silicon Valley drivers who could solve this out and made it to the right website then encountered another riddle. Solving it led to another web page where they were finally invited to submit their curriculum vitae to Google.

There were no logos or taglines but the anonymous advertiser was Google looking to hire smart people.

In the past, Google also has inserted the "Google Labs Aptitude Test" in geeky publications like Linux Journal. It poses 21 questions, ranging from absurdly complex mathematical equations to poetic queries like "What is the most beautiful math equation ever derived?"

Sample Resume for Google sample1,sample2

Reference from Digital Inspiration....

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