What is Googley as Heck?

Hey there, I'm John Washam, CEO/CTO of TalkToTheManager and ReadyPrompt, LLC, creator of zKorean.

I've been a professional web developer and startup guy for 15 years. Mostly Perl and PHP. I'm publishing this blog to chronicle my long journey to becoming a Google engineer. My hope is that it will help others on the same journey.

Follow along on my Googley journey:
Twitter: @GoogleyAsHeck
Twitter: @StartupNextDoor
Google+: +Googleyasheck
LinkedIn: johnawasham
Github: jwasham

My main blog is Startup Next Door.

2016 - This is me at the whiteboard in my apartment, studying and practicing every day for my Google interview.

At the board


John Washam

2006 - hard at work and looking scruffy:

John Washam hard at work - looking scruffy circa 2006

2002 - working on an early startup:

John Washam working on an early startup

1985 - This is how I got my start. Tandy - Radio Shack - Color Computer 2 - 64KB

I started with my brother's TRS-80 Color Computer 2 (16KB memory) and later upgraded to 64KB. It had no hard drive and no floppy disk. I loaded and saved programs from special leaderless cassette tapes. It made a sound similar to a modem when loading/saving.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me.