Things escalated quickly :)
My interest in Google’s technical infrastructure has grown over the years. The itch to look under the hood and play with code is always there, mostly due to my background in computer science before switching to design.
Casual conversations with one software engineer have led me to set up a development environment. He started to introduce me internal tools and processes. We’ve been cracking jokes during that time about how he’s going to convert me to a programmer again, and at some point someone said: “Make Merlin code again.” It stuck. I wanted to make it visible to serve as a reminder. Instead of just printing it out and putting it over my desk, Olga jumped in and stitched the slogan masterfully.
And don’t worry, I won’t crash any Google products; they won’t let me :)