A report from AllThingsD confirmed today that Google’s first employee Craig Silverstein (technically the third employee following founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page), will officially leave the company to take up a new role at online education portal Khan Academy. Silverstein held various positions at Google since his days working to build Google search with Brin and Page from Stanford University dorm rooms. There is no word on what exactly Silverstein will be doing at Khan Academy, but AllThingsD said he was most recently mentoring engineers and working on a “variety of projects” at Google.
A Google spokesperson provided the following statement to AllThingsD:
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“Craig’s been with Google since the early days. He was instrumental in the development of search and made numerous contributions to Google over the years. We wish him all the best at the Khan Academy and know that he will do great things to help them promote education around the world.”