His name is James Damore and he has confirmed that Google fired him, and that he’s exploring his legal options (lolok). Via Reuters just now on Twitter:

“James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed his dismissal saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes,” in an email to Reuters on Monday.”

Secondary link because kinja:

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1AO088

ETA: Excerpt from a more in-depth report by Bloomberg:

“The memo and surrounding debate comes as Google fends off a lawsuit from the U.S. Department of Labor alleging the company systemically discriminates against women. Google has denied the charges, arguing that it doesn’t have a gender gap in pay, but has declined to share full salary information with the government. According to the company’s most recent demographic report, 69 percent of its workforce and 80 percent of its technical staff are male.”

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The Bloomberg story can be found here: https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-08-08/google-fires-employee-behind-controversial-diversity-memo