HQ2 to NoVA

Northrop Grumman / Eng grothendie
Nov 3, 2018 16 Comments

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  • Amazon Rrrrrrrove
    I welcome the uncleared, commercial, high paying development work to the area. Fuck needing a clearance. Smoke weed errday
    Nov 3, 2018 1
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng grothendie
      OP
      I hear that man. Need to find me a new spot.
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Amazon / Product Puffalope
    So the announcement is just waiting till after the elections then?

    I think DC is an interesting choice. Now I wonder about the teams/products that will move?
    Nov 3, 2018 8
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      I would imagine all data center engineering stuff that isn't in Nova will move there
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Proofpoint / Eng foodtruckj
      The whole plan that Amazon has includes miles of new roads and possible lane adding to existing roads, entirely new homes, apartments, schools, shopping areas, and other city planning requirements.
      It won't affect Arlington very much because the plan on building section of the city from ground up.

      Unlike many companies, 50000 new jobs is a big ticket and they need to plan a great addition to existing infra (public and private) to move.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng grothendie
      OP
      Hopefully they get better public transport
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Proofpoint / Eng foodtruckj
      You can leave Seattle if you want to, but generally engineers like a good ecosystem of companies and startups so they have options to move around if things don't work out with the current company.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Amazon / Product Puffalope
      @foodtruck the ecosystem is what concerns me. What other options are there for tech industry jobs when, inevitably, people decide they don’t want to work at Amazon anymore? At least in places like Seattle, NY, SF, you have options.
      Nov 3, 2018
  • Oracle cracka
    Any doubt that it wouldn’t be near suckling distance to the government teat?
    Nov 3, 2018 0
  • Google Penance
    Why would they move from one expensive , bad traffic area to other ?

    Isn’t the dc area infamous for its traffic ?
    Nov 3, 2018 3
    • Facebook Instagrаm
      DC traffic is times worse than Seattle. Toll roads everywhere. Not mentioning there’s nothing to do beyond the city: no mountains or ocean nearby. Stupidest decision, if they make it.
      Amazon should have started HQ2 in Bellevue.
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Capital One cofisblind
      Traffic will be irrelevant in 5 years when AEVs are commonplace. Til then there is the metro
      Nov 3, 2018
    • Northrop Grumman / Eng grothendie
      OP
      Yeah 495 is a shit storm.

      Also coming to DC is way less disruptive than building something in say Raleigh or Austin. Georgia is too conservative, and NYC and Boston already have established tech so Amazon can be King in the area.

      In terms of talent, it's not like there aren't people smart as fuck outside of SF and Seattle. Also, you mostly need people in the bulk, worker bees.
      Nov 3, 2018