Vic Gundotra the man who built the now famous Google+ social network from nothing has announced his resignation from Google after 8 long years. Vic was the man who built Google+ from nothing after Google’s previous failed social networks.
Vic joined Google eight years ago after working with Microsoft for 15 years. He started the Google I/O developer conference which will go on without him this year. The magical moment when he welcomes everyone ” Welcome to Google I/O” will be surely missed.
In the post on Google+, Gundotra says it’s time for a new journey and wanting to try new things. Read the entire post on his personal account on Google+.
The google co-founder Larry Page made a post on Google+ after the announcement of Vic’s retirement.
Vic — thank you for a tremendous almost eight years at Google. You cut your teeth on our mobile apps and developer relations, turning our disparate efforts into something great. When I first used turn-by-turn navigation, it blew me away. And, walking onto the stage at I/O last year, it was amazing to see developers so excited about Google. These were vintage Vic projects. Then you built Google+ from nothing. There are few people with the courage and ability to start something like that and I am very grateful for all your hard work and passion. I really enjoy using Google+ on a daily basis, especially the auto awesome movies which I really love sharing with my family and friends. Good luck with your next project after Google.
Re/Code report said, according to sources, that Google has found a replacement for Vic Gundotra with VP of engineering, David Besbris.