On Friday, the Google Research blog that Team Smartass, a group of Google employees, had won the ICFP Programming Contest, an annual 3-day event usually held over the Labour Day weekend. No big surprise there. We all know that Google only hires the brightest programmers on the planet.
I was happy to see that among the members of the winning team was one Chris Hendrie. Chris was a coworker of mine back when I worked at Texas Instruments; a great guy, and one of the smartest people I’ve ever known. He was definitely in another league from the rest of us slogs.
Anyways, I’m glad to see that he’s accomplished something that he talked about even back then. I always knew he was capable of it. He just needed at more capable team. It seems he’s found it.
Congratulations Chris and Team Smartass!