Mr. O’Bryan will leave Manual to work at Google

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Margo Morton

Photo courtesy of infocux Technologies on Flickr Creative Commons.
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Mr. Todd O’Bryan (Technology) will not be returning to Manual for the upcoming school year after securing a job at Google headquarters in California as a software engineer.

“I sent in a resume and applied, but I think the real reason I got an interview is that a former student talked me up to one of Google’s recruiters,” Mr. O’Bryan said. “They set up a 45-minute phone screen to determine if I had enough technical skills to go further in the interview process.”

The job involves writing code and helping to develop new products. He will start in August to work on a project that has not been announced to the public yet.

As he begins a new chapter, Mr. O’Bryan reflects on the one he will leave behind.

“I’m going to miss Manual a lot. If you count the four years that I was a student, I’ve spent sixteen years of my life in this place, and it feels like a second home,” he said. “I’m looking forward to working with some amazingly smart people, but I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazingly smart students during my time at Manual, and I’ll miss that opportunity.”