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I Was Invited in Google FooBar

bauripalash profile image Palash Bauri πŸ‘» ・1 min read

Few Months Ago I Was Invited in Google FooBar via a weird style.

I completed few of the tasks.

I found in Internet that Google FooBar is their secret recruitment platform.

I was wondering , Google knows that I was 16 at that time (I became 17 this October's 4th Day) , and I'm not supposed to get a job at that minor age but why they still Invited me?

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I don't think it's that complex to be honest -- you get invited if you Google some terms enough. It used to be that if you googled "list comprehensions in Python" 20 times in a row or so you would get the invite, not sure if that's still true.

 

I encountered FooBar while I was messing around with Google Maps API, and researching alternatives. While browsing the Google Maps API documentation I found the unlock thingy. So yeah, I think you can just roll into it with certain browse and search activities.

I did a few challenges, it was interesting. The annoying part was that I could only play it at work because that's where I unlocked it.

 

I got the invite during my last year of college while Googling "dependency injection"