VMware Poaches Google Engineering Director Mark Lucovsky

Posted Jul 14, 2009

Over the last 5 years Mark Lucovsky has been an Engineering Director with Google.  Lucovsky was actively involved in the development of Google’s APIs.  Before working at Google, Lucovsky worked at Digital Equipment Corporation and Microsoft for about 16 years.  Lucovsky was the architect of Windows NT.  Lucovsky wrote msot of the kernel32, kernel executive, and the Windows API.

When Mark Lucovsky told Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer that he was resigning it was reported that the Microsoft CEO went ballistic.  ?Just tell me it?s not Google,? said Ballmer.

When Lucovsky told Ballmer it was Google, the Microsoft CEO threw a chair across the room and uttered the following: ?[expletive] Eric Schmidt is a [expletive] [expletive]. I?m going to [expletive] bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I?m going to [expletive] kill Google.?

Before working at Microsoft and DEC, Lucovsky received a bachelor’s in computer science at the California Polytechnic State University.

[via TechCrunch]