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I still remember max howel tweet[1] in which he publicly said that we was rejected by Google. Looking at his linkedin profile[2] , he was later hired by Apple in August 2015. Now he is biggest[3] contributed to Swift package manager. It is good to see that the person who has lot of experience in handing Apple and package system is handing this stuff. I guess, things happens for good.

[1] https://twitter.com/mxcl/status/608682016205344768

[2] https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxhowell

[3] https://github.com/apple/swift-package-manager/graphs/contri...




Highly qualified people get rejected by google's interview process all the time, so people shouldn't take it personally if they get rejected. google is willing to miss out on good people occasionally because they believe they can't fix the problem w/o mistakenly hiring more mediocre/bad people.


Fully agree. I seriously don't understand the statistical illiteracy[1] that drives people to take every instance of a (perceived) false positive or false negative as a sign of an entire system's unsuitability. I guess a lot of people just have problems with the concept of a counterfactual. Note that this doesn't apply to people's reactions to their _own_ experiences, since it's completely reasonable to have a bit of an emotional reaction to something like getting rejected.

[1] I couldn't think of a better way to put this, but it's not quite the right term, since you don't need any education in statistics to understand how irrational these reactions are.


I think it's fine to take it personal, just don't take it out on yourself. Daniel Ek, founder of Spotify, is another Google reject.


I've read blog post on qualified developers being rejected by Apple as well. Last was one was by Furrow.


It's really great to see Apple investing in package management for Swift. Handling dependencies and versioning well is so important for a language to get right out of the gate.


Now I feel better about my past rejections that were based on such stuff.




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