Up and away 2015

Doug Wightman, BCom'04
profile from 2015

Doug Wightman

Recruited by a VP at Google, Doug Wightman spoke to Smith Magazine in 2015 about working at X, Google's top-secret technical innovation lab responsible for projects like Google Glass and the driverless car.

Doug was assigned to the Project Loon team, which spent its time developing a network of balloons designed to spread Internet connectivity to rural and remote areas of the world. “I like the startup feel of the team and there are many exciting problems to solve,” Doug said.

“Perhaps most importantly, bringing the Internet to parts of the world that have been left behind is something I really want to see happen."

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