Learn first hand from leaders in the field of web application development. Google I/O featured technical experts across Android, App Engine, Chrome, Google Web Toolkit, OpenSocial, AJAX APIs, open web technologies, and more.
Aaron works at Google on Chrome and Gears. Recently, he has been working on designing Chrome's extension system. Outside work, he has been an active member of the web development community for many years.
Adam Feldman is the Product Manager of the Google AJAX APIs, including the Search, Language, Feed, and Libraries APIs. Prior to that, he was a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, receiving a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2008.
Alex Moffat is Chief Engineer for Lombardi Blueprint and doesn't normally refer to himself in the third person. He's been a Java developer since the beta 1.0 days and has worked with Google Web Toolkit (GWT) on Blueprint since early 2007. Alex is especially interested in how to make the most efficient use of GWT for building complex web apps.
Alon Levi is a Software Engineer on the Google App Engine team. He earned his masters in Computer Science from UC Santa Barbara and started working at Google in 2007. He spends the majority of his time in San Francisco.
Andrew is a Product Manager for developer tools at Google, working with products like Google Web Toolkit, Google App Engine, and the Google Plugin for Eclipse. As a PM and not an engineer, he isn't supposed to write production code, but has done it before when people weren't looking. He holds degrees from Georgia Tech and MIT, lives in San Francisco, and can be found biking the roads of the bay area when he isn't on a computer.
Andrew heads up the IS Solution Development Team at Oxfam GB, the Oxford based International NGO. He originally studied History at Birkbeck College, London University but crossed over to IT in 1994. He has held technical positions in a number of different organizations, including HMV Media Group where he led the eCommerce team for their books brand. He is passionate about the role IT can play in overcoming global poverty. He has been involved in a number of Open Source projects, and is currently a member of the Plone Foundation. He holds a postgraduate diploma in Computer Science with the Open University
Anil is an Enterprise Product Manager on Google Docs based in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining Google, Anil was a successful serial entrepreneur and held senior product and marketing management positions at NGRAIN, Viewpoint, and Microsoft. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honors Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, with a minor in Business Administration.
Arne works in Google's Developer Programs group, helping developers create applications based on Google's social APIs. Recently, he has helped launch the Google Friend Connect developer APIs, worked on the OpenSocial PHP and Python client libraries, created the OpenSocial Dev App, and contributed to the 0.9 version of the OpenSocial specification.
Ben is a tech-lead and manager for Google Code's project hosting service. He was one of the founding developers of Subversion, and later helped port it to Google's Bigtable infrastructure. He also has a degree in mathematics, plays banjo, writes musicals, and takes lots of photos.
Ben Galbraith is the co-director of Developer Tools at Mozilla. Ben has long juggled interests in both business and tech, having written his first computer program at six years old, started his first business at ten, and entered the IT workforce at twelve. He has delivered hundreds of technical presentations world-wide, produced several technical conferences, and co-authored over a half-dozen books. He has enjoyed a variety of business and technical roles throughout his career, including CEO, CIO, CTO, and Chief Software Architect roles in medical, publishing, media, manufacturing, advertising, and software industries. Ben lives in Palo Alto with his wife and five children.
J. Bradley Chen manages the Native Client project at Google, where he has also worked on cluster performance analysis projects. Prior to joining Google, he was Director of the Performance Tools Lab in Intel's Software Products Division. Chen served on the faculty of Harvard University from 1994-1998, conducting research in operating systems, computer architecture and distributed system, and teaching a variety of related graduate and undergraduate courses. He has published widely on the subjects of systems performance and computer architecture. Dr. Chen has bachelors and masters degrees from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University
Brady Forrest is Chair for O'Reilly's Where 2.0 and Emerging Technology conferences. Additionally, he co-Chairs Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Berlin and NYC. Brady writes for O'Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He previously worked at Microsoft on Live Search (he came to Microsoft when it acquired MongoMusic). Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds cars for Burning Man and runs Ignite. You can track his web travels at Truffle Honey.
Brandon Barber is Zynga's VP of Marketing. Prior to Zynga, Barber served as senior director of global online marketing at Electronic Arts (EA). He played a key role in developing the company's global online presence and was responsible for the concept, design, deployment and profitability of EA's web services based business model.
Brett Slatkin is a Software Engineer on the Google App Engine team. He joined Google in 2005 and formerly worked on Google's production server management and security systems. He earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York. He lives in San Francisco.
Brian Fitzpatrick started Google's Chicago engineering office in 2005. An open source contributor for over 10 years, Brian is the engineering manager for Google Code, a member of the Apache Software Foundation, a former engineer at Apple and CollabNet, a Subversion developer, and a co-author of "Version Control with Subversion".
Crazy Pixel founder and creative director, Brian McRae has been a leader in the video game industry for over ten years, contributing to top titles such as Mortal Kombat Deception and Starcraft Ghost. Currently, Brian and his crew at Crazy Pixel have been working closely with Google on new and entertaining applications in O3D.
Bruce Johnson founded the Google Web Toolkit project and Google's engineering office in Atlanta, Georgia.
Casey leads the natural language processing group in Google's Sydney office. In Sydney and previously in New York, Casey has been involved in large-scale statistical data mining and machine learning projects. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Sydney
Before leading Opera's standards work for the last 4 years Chaals was a member of the W3C staff for about 6 years. He has worked on a wide range of web standards from Web Accessibility Guidelines and ARIA forerunners to SVG and Semantic Web, as well as HTML and CSS. He speaks several languages, and travels too much. He likes cooking and eating.
Chewy is a Developer Advocate at Google. His job is to make technical things accessible and relevant to non-technical people. He is particularly knowledgeable about Google's APIs and webmaster programs. He has a BEng in Software Engineering, and he's been with Google since November 2005. When he's not at work, he likes to play the banjo.
Chris Chabot is a Developer Advocate at Google, who's interested in Open Source, innovative web technologies and trying to do the impossible. Most recently he's been the driving force behind PHP Shindig, the reference OpenSocial implementation, Partuza a popular demo social network site, and the OpenSocial PHP client libraries.
Chris DiBona is the open source programs manager at Mountain View, Ca. based Google where his team oversees license compliance and supports the open source developer community through programs such as the Google Summer of Code and through the release of open source software projects and patches.
Chris Mertens is Director of Information Technology for the Office of Administration. He has been with the Office of Administration since 1996 and has served in various areas including work in the Governor's Office. Prior to working with the Office of Administration, he worked for two years with the Department of Natural Resources as a Computer Information Technologist. He earned a bachelor's degree from Lincoln University in Business Administration and also holds a master's degree in Business Administration from William Woods University. Chris is married and has three children.
Chris Nesladek is a lead interaction designer on the Android project. Chris' contributions can be seen across several core communication and media applications. He also led the effort to re-craft Android's visual identity. Prior to joining Android, Chris worked on projects with Danger, Intuit, and Sony Design Center. In addition to staying in shape through tennis and triathlon-related sports, Chris is an avid pizza aficionado and foodie.
Chris Pruett works from Google's Japan office to support local Android application development. Prior to joining the Android team he worked as an engineer on Lively, Google's 3D online world. Before joining Google in 2007, Chris worked for several years at a subsidiary of Activision, Inc developing video games. In his free time Chris enjoys dissecting horror games. Read about his research at http://www.dreamdawn.com/sh .
Chris Schalk is a Developer Advocate at Google whose latest work involves engaging the development community with OpenSocial, Shindig and Google Friend Connect. Chris has also worked to promote other technologies including Google AJAX Apis, Maps, Gears and even Google Web Toolkit. Prior to Google, Chris was a Principal Product Manager at Oracle in the development tools group as well as a successful co-author of "JavaServer Faces: The Complete Reference".
Cody Simms is currently Senior Director of Product Management for the Yahoo! Open Strategy (Y!OS) platforms. Before Yahoo!, Cody held product management positions at The New York Times, Sprint PCS, and NBC Internet. Outside of Yahoo!, Cody lectures for the Annenberg Program on Online Communities at the University of Southern California.
Cyrus is an Enterprise Product Manager on the Google Search Appliance product lines and launched Google Enterprise Labs in 2007. Cyrus has 12 years of Enterprise Software experience with four degrees from Johns Hopkins, including Masters work in Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.
Damon Lundin is the Lead Software Engineer for Lombardi Software's SaaS process documentation tool, Blueprint. Damon has been a Java developer for eleven years, beginning his career at the height of the dot-com frenzy and has worked on numerous enterprise software projects at companies including pcOrder, Trilogy and Lands' End and now Lombardi Software.
Dan Bornstein is the tech lead at Google for Android's virtual machine and core library efforts, where he developed the specification for the Dalvik virtual machine. He continues to contribute to its implementation along with several coworkers.
Dan Holevoet is a Developer Programs Engineer at Google, focused on Gadgets and OpenSocial. In his free time he likes gardening, playing video games, and recycling speaker bios.
Dan Peterson is a Product Manager at Google and President of the OpenSocial Foundation. Previously, Dan led the Google Web Toolkit (GWT) team as it became an open source project and worked on Google's infrastructure team on web search and datacenter management. Dan earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as minors in Technology & Management and philosophy.
Daniel is a technology consultant, entrepreneur and founder of Newmind Group, a technology services firm based in Michigan. Daniel works closely with business leaders to implement solutions that are people-friendly and impact the bottom line. Newmind is a Google Apps Authorized Reseller providing consulting, deployment and training services.
To learn more about Dan, go to his website: danielwilkerson.com
Dave has led many aspects of Android since 2006, including the build and platform configuration system, Dalvik's garbage collector, overall platform security, the transition to open source, and a bunch of other critical components. Before that, he spent ten years working on other "smart" devices and alternative OSes: the Danger hiptop, BeOS, and Bell Labs' Inferno.
Dave Carroll is Technical Evangelist for the SalesForce.com's Force.com platform. A technologist at heart, Dave's enthusiasm for programming and technology inspires the developer community and to think creatively about using various technologies with the company's Force.com platform. Dave was instrumental in launching and validating the company's first Web services API.
Dave Peck is the founder of Code Orange, a freelance software shop based in Seattle. He has experience with both cloud computing (AppEngine, Amazon Web Services) and modern mobile devices (iPhone, Android) and is excited by the terrain where cloud and mobile intersect. At Google I/O, Dave will (1) speak about the AppEngine and Amazon EC2 work he's done for Walk Score, and (2) try to eat as many burritos as time and stomach allow.
David King is an entrepreneur focused on social gaming and digital media. He is interested in the evolution of digital media which enables people to do good through the use of technology. To this end, the (Lil) Green Patch (LGP) social game has saved over 140,000,000 square feet of rain forest on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. Prior to founding Green Patch, Inc. David was a product manager at Google focusing on Google's Mobile distribution and monetization products and Google's core Adwords product. David holds a B.S. cum laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he also holds an International Minor in Engineering.
David is a technical lead on the Native Client project. Before joining Google in 2007, David was the Intel Compiler Architect. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dave Sparks is the technical lead for the Android media framework. He was the principle author of the MMA's Downloadable Sounds specification (DLS) now part of the MPEG-4 and 3GPP standards.
DeWitt is a technical lead on Google's developer team, focused on product APIs, growing the developer ecosystem, and defending the open web. Previously, DeWitt has held engineering and product management roles at Amazon, Travelocity, Microsoft, several successful early Internet ventures, and several not-quite-as-successful Internet adventures. DeWitt holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Computer Science and Political Science from Williams College. He enjoys each and every day.
Derek Collison is a technical director of engineering at Google currently working on the AJAX Apis. He joined Google in 2004. Prior to Google, Derek was Chief Architect and SVP at TIBCO Software.
Dhanji contributes to open source projects in his free time such as Google Guice and the MVEL expression language. Dhanji is the author of "Dependency Injection: Design Patterns", a book published by Manning this summer. He represents Google on the Servlet, Java EE, JAX-RS and Bean Validation expert groups. Say hi to him at: http://twitter.com/dhanji
Dion Almaer is the co-founder of Ajaxian.com, the leading source of the Ajax community. By day, Dion co-leads a new group at Mozilla focusing on developer tools for the Web, which is something he has been passionate about doing for years. He's excited for the opportunity, and gets to work with Ben Galbraith, his partner in crime on Ajaxian and now at Mozilla. Dion has been writing rich web applications from the beginning, has been fortunate enough to speak around the world, and has published many articles, a book, and of course his blog. Before Mozilla, Dion worked for the Open Web group at Google.
Don is a software engineer in Google's Chicago office. He has worked on a number of projects including web search, Google Mashup Editor, and most recently as one of the co-creators of Google App Engine for Java. Prior to joining Google, Don wrote distributed systems for a large financial institution.
Eric Bidelman is an engineer and developer advocate at Google. He works on the Google Data APIs, primarily on the Google Documents List, Google Health, and the Authentication APIs. Prior to Google, Eric worked as a software engineer at the University of Michigan where he designed rich web applications and APIs for the university's 19 libraries. Eric holds a B.S.E in Computer Engineering and a B.S.E in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Eric Sachs has over 15 years of experience in the areas of user identity & security for hosted web applications, including 5 years as a product manager at Google, most recently for Google's Security and Internal Systems teams.
Gerardo Capiel is VP of Product Management for the MySpace Open Platform. Prior to MySpace, Gerardo founded Gydget an early developer of OpenSocial Apps. Gerardo was also a co-founder and CTO of Digital Impact. He has a B.S. from M.I.T. and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Gregg hates writing bios and wishes someone else would do this for him but since no one has stepped up to the bat here it goes. Gregg comes from 25 years in the game industry and brings his passion for and experience with game development to the O3D team. He's worked at Namco, Sony Japan, Sega Japan, Naughty Dog and several other game companies contributing directly to over 30 titles from Atari 8bit through PS3. He's known as an "artist's programmer", one of those rare breeds that artists actually like to work with, probably because, though he has no artistic talent, he excels at providing artists and designers with easy to use tools so they can achieve their visual goals.
Guido van Rossum is the creator of the Python programming language. He joined Google in 2005, where his first project was an internal tool for code reviews, code-named Mondrian. In 2007 he joined the Google App Engine team, where he has been working on Python language support, API design, UI programming, and developer tools. He also wrote Rietveld, an open source adaptation of Mondrian that runs on App Engine using the Django web framework.
As Head of Groovy Development for SpringSource, Guillaume Laforge is the official Groovy Project Manager, and the spec lead of JSR-241, the Java Specification Request that standardizes the Groovy dynamic language. He is also a frequent conference speaker presenting Groovy and Grails at JavaOne, SpringOne, QCon, the Sun TechDays, and JavaPolis. Guillaume also co-authored Groovy in Action along with Dierk König. Before founding G2One, which was acquired by SpringSource in late 2008, and taking the role of VP Technology, Guillaume worked for OCTO Technology, a consultancy focusing on architecture and agile methodologies. While at OCTO, Guillaume developed new offerings around Groovy and Grails for its customers.
Henry joined Google's product team in 2007. Since 2008, he has been leading the O3D and Native Client teams. Prior to Google, Henry worked for Microsoft, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Dartmouth Institute for Security Technologies and the Stanford Biorobotics Lab. Henry has a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University with Honors in International Security Studies.
Ian joined the Google Chrome team as a product manager in 2007, focused on security, browser infrastructure, and the team's implementation and development of new web standards. Prior to joining Google, Ian worked for the U.S. Government. Ian has degrees in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and Carnegie Mellon University.
Iein is responsible for Google platform product development at Appirio. Iein's passion is around accelerating the adoption of Google App Engine within the Enterprise. Iein is focused on building App Engine products to connect and extend Google Apps to various cloud platforms like Force.com, Amazon, and Facebook.
Itai Raz is the lead engineer for the Visualization API product at Google. Itai joined Google from iRows, which he co-founded, after holding senior engineering positions in various start-up companies.
Jacob Lee is a software engineer at Google Chicago, working on Google Code Open Source Project Hosting. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 with a degree in Computer Science.
Jeff Fisher is a Developer Programs Wizard working with the Google Data APIs. Currently he is focused on YouTube, Picasa Web Albums, and secret magicks.
Jeff Ragusa has spent the past three years collaborating with solution providers, MSPs, SIs, and ISVs through Google's enterprise technology partnership programs. As Google's enterprise business continues to expand, he's leading the effort to grow a network of SMB partnerships via the Google Apps Authorized Reseller program.
Jeff is a software engineer at Google, working on core Android applications. Before joining Google, he was one of the top 10 winners of the Android Developer Challenge. He enjoys hacking on Android and Linux in his free time, and is passionate about open-source software.
Jeffrey Sambells is a founder and Director of R&D / Mobile at We-Create Inc. He authored one of the very first Google Maps API books (Beginning Google Maps Applications from Apress) and has been involved with geocentric web applications ever since. Currently, Jeffrey manages mobile application development for ConnectorLocal.com, one of the largest current mega mashups, incorporating over 30 APIs (many from Google) and numerous other non-API sources into a cohesive nation-wide local-content discovery portal. ConnectorLocal.com was recently honored as Programmable Web's mashup of the day.
Jerome is a co-founder of TimZon.com, a web application for private video discussions for remote teams, and the owner of LjmSite, a gadget developer and publisher. He has been working with Google APIs for over 3 years, and has been recognized by several Google programs for his involvement in Google Gadgets, Open Social, Google Gadget Ads. Prior to working in the gadget and web arenas, Jerome spent 10 years working in the EDA industry for Mentor Graphics in software developer, engineering manager, and project manager roles.
Jesse Kocher is Lead Developer for Civic Software company Front Seat, where he builds sites, apps, and APIs that connect people to the places we live, the resources we consume, and our communities. He helps people find walkable places to live with Walk Score. Other Front Seat projects focus on open government, voting tools, and reducing energy usage through bill design.
Jesse Lorenz is a Technical Evangelist at SalesForce.com, focused on inspiring independent software vendors, product teams and other partners to architect and build innovative applications on Force.com. Jesse is one of the authors of the Google Visualization Component Library for Force.com.
Jesse works on the Dalvik VM as a member of Google's Android team. He is the creator of the Glazed Lists open source project and a developer of Guice 2.0. He also contributes to the Google Collections library. Read Jesse's blog at http://publicobject.com/
Jochen Hartmann is a Developer Programs Engineer working with the Google Data APIs, specifically DocList, Spreadsheets and YouTube. He also contributes to the open source PHP and Python client libraries. Previously, he worked as a freelance web-developer.
Joe joined the Android team in 2005, wrote aidl, the build system, the documentation tools, a prototype version of the view hierarchy and activity manager, as well as a laundry list of features in the Android framework including the notification manager, status bar, power management, and internationalization. Joe was one of the authors of Gerrit, Android's code review tool.
Joel Brandt is a researcher in the Creative Technologies Lab at Adobe Systems, and a Ph.D. candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Group at Stanford University. He studies how programmers use the Web and builds tools that better support this practice.
John leads the Business Standards Team at SAP. Our topics include Enterprise Social Media, Sustainability, Supply Chain, Internet of Things, Communities, and Cloud. John has 18 years of experience delivering and bringing to market software driven solutions (web-services, internet services, mobile, media, platform, enterprise applications, security, and SaaS) for companies such as Oracle, Gain, BroadVision, and VoiceIndigo. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jon Kragh is the creator of Vast Rank (www.vastrank.com), a website where colleges and universities are ranked based on user ratings and reviews. Jon created Vast Rank on an hour a day and believes that other ordinary developers like himself can create useful websites in their spare time. Jon is also the founder of the consulting practice Proactive Logic, LLC.
Jonathan is part of the User Experience team at Google and is the lead designer on Google Friend Connect. Before joining Google, he was a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction.
Joseph Smarr is Chief Platform Architect at Plaxo. He is currently leading Plaxo's "Open Social Web" initiative to put users back in control of who they know when using socially-enabled sites by using open data-sharing standards. An active participant in the Web 2.0 community, Joseph has built web applications for many years, including Plaxo's online address book, web widgets, and was architect and lead developer of the Plaxo 3.0 rich AJAX address book, calendar, and sync tool. Joseph has a BS and MS from Stanford University in Artificial Intelligence.
Josh Livni is the founder of Umbrella Consulting, a consortium of GIS and web developers. He focuses on helping organizations understand and visualize their datasets, and on integrating cartographic, analytic, and statistical tools with modern web technologies. Josh is also an active participant in the open source geospatial community and contributes to a number of GIS software projects.
Jun Yang is a software engineer with the Google Apps team. He leads the development of hosted and open source products that enable developers to build enterprise software integrating the enterprise with the Cloud. His work covers OpenSocial gadgets and APIs, GData APIs, Google FeedServer, Google Sites, Gmail and other Apps.
Justin is a Developer Advocate at Google. For the past year he has devoted his time to Android. Before that he spent time on some of Google's ads products. In independently he has a strong interest in operating system architectures, macro economics, and advanced armchair physics.
Keith Golden is a software engineer on Google Maps. He currently leads projects in Geo related to user-generated content. Keith joined Google in 2005, before which he was a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center. He has a PhD in computer science from the University of Washington.
Kelly Norton writes software for Google and enjoys working in the gooey area between humans and technology. He has a range of quirky experience from network hardware to graphic design and is a contributor to the Google Web Toolkit project. Kelly is the proud owner of two degrees both with ornate lettering, the first in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and the second from the MIT Media Lab.
Ken Hoetmer is Lonely Planet's neogeographer in residence, charged with geo-enabling Lonely Planet's vast array of travel content. In practice, this means he's trying to geocode everything in order to make stodgy maps dance and travelers informed of interesting things around them. Between escaping graduate school and joining Lonely Planet, Ken founded and developed GeoBirds and Quikmaps.
Kevin Gibbs is the technical lead and manager of the Google App Engine project. Kevin joined Google in 2004. Prior to his work on Google App Engine, Kevin worked for a number of years in Google's systems infrastructure group, where he worked on the cluster management systems that underly Google's products and services. Kevin is also the creator of Google Suggest, the product which provides interactive search suggestions as you type on the Google homepage. Prior to joining Google, Kevin worked with the Advanced Internet Technology group at IBM, where he focused on developer tools. Kevin holds an M.S. in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) with Distinction in Research from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Computer Science with Distinction from Stanford.
Khris founded Securix, Inc., in 1993 and negotiated its exclusive distribution agreement and eventual merger with DynaSoft AB in 1996. Khris played an instrumental role in the $115m acquisition negotiations with RSA Data Securities in 1998. For the past six years, Khris has consulted intermittently with start-up companies in the creation of a profitable revenue model, focusing of product development efforts, building sales & marketing plans, and negotiations with key customers. Prior to founding Securix, Khris worked at Intelligent Electronics, Sybase, and Entre Computers. Khris has a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Economics and Finance, and a minor in Computer Science, from Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland.
Kuan Yong is the Product Manager for the YouTube developer platform. Prior to working on the YouTube APIs, he worked on enterprise video hosting, mobile syndication and monetization, launching Google Video for business and AdSense for mobile content. Kuan loves his iPhone and writes iPhone apps in his spare time.
Lex Spoon is an engineer at Google working on Google Web Toolkit. He has most recently worked on GWT's code splitter as well as its support via the Story of Your Compile.
Maciej Stachowiak organized the launch of WebKit as a community open source project. He was one of the earliest developers to work on Safari and WebKit and has participated in the development of numerous Web standards. Today he manages the WebKit WebApps team at Apple and helps manage the active WebKit community.
Maile coordinates Google Webmaster Central outreach efforts as a Developer Programs Tech Lead. Previously, Maile was a systems integration consultant for several pharmaceutical and technology companies, as well as for the Department of Defense. Maile earned a B.A. in Cognitive Science with a Computer Science emphasis from the University of California at Berkeley.
Mano joined Google's Geo API team in 2006. He helps people all over the world develop and deploy their content in KML and Google Maps, working with large companies, small startups, and international aid organizations. Before coming to Google, Mano had an eclectic career that involved getting a Masters in History, a Masters in Information Management and Systems, and working as a data manager in small and mid-sized organizations for over a decade.
Marcelo is a software engineer with Google Australia, where he works in the Maps API team, with a focus on latency and mobile. Previously, Marcelo worked developing technology for massively multiplayer online games and data visualization software for computational fluid dynamics analysis. Marcelo holds a BS in Metallurgical Engineering and a Masters in Industrial Engineering.
As the product manager for Adobe Community Help, Mark Nichoson leads the development of webservices and applications that place the community at the center of Adobe's help and content development.
Mark Weitzel is a Senior Technical Staff Member in IBM Software Group's Emerging Standards and Open Source team focusing on social networking. Prior to this, Mr. Weitzel, as part of Tivoli's Autonomic Computing team, was responsible for several open source systems management initiatives at Eclipse and Apache.
Martin is an author, speaker, consultant and general loud-mouth on software development. He concentrates on designing enterprise software - looking at what makes a good design and what practices are needed to come up with good design. Martin has been a pioneer of object-oriented technology, refactoring, patterns, agile methodologies, domain modeling, the Unified Modeling Language (UML), and Extreme Programming. For the last decade, Martin has worked at ThoughtWorks, a really rather good system delivery and consulting firm.
Matt Cutts is the head of the webspam team at Google where he specializes in search engine optimization (SEO) issues. He is known in the webmaster and SEO community for applying Google's Quality Guidelines. Before working in the Search Quality group at Google, Matt worked at the ads engineering group and on Google's SafeSearch. Matt sometimes discusses search issues and offers advice on website visibility in Google on his personal blog at http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/. You can also catch him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mattcutts
Matt Papakipos is an Engineering Director at Google, where he works on Chrome. Matt is particularly interested in Chrome as a developer platform for rich web applications. Prior to working at Google, he was the CTO of PeakStream, a startup company specializing in the development of software environments for multi-core processors. His interests include computer hardware, software architecture and development, interactive computer graphics, mathematical algorithms and numerical computing. He received his BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from Brown University.
Matthew Blain is a software engineer on the Google App Engine team working on tools and serving infrastructure. Prior to joining App Engine, he worked on the Google Toolbar. Prior to Google, Matthew had stints as a software consultant and as a developer on Microsoft Internet Explorer and InfoPath.
Max Ross is a persistence-minded Software Engineer on the Google App Engine team. Max led the development of the Google App Engine JDO/JPA compatibility layer and is also the founder of the Hibernate Shards project. Prior to Google, he was a software engineer in the supply chain management and travel technology industries. Max holds a BA in Computer Science and American Studies from Williams College.
Michael Thompson is the president of Echo3 Online Services, LLC and has been working with Google APIs and developer products including Gadgets, App Engine and Base. Previously he was an IT manager and developer for a global manufacturing company. He has been writing software since 1980.
Mickey joined Google in 2002 and is currently a Product Manager in Google's Sydney office. He has worked in a number of areas at Google, including web search, book search, enterprise search, and now Google Maps. Prior to joining Google, Mickey worked for Inktomi and Hewlett Packard. He holds a B.S. from Yale University, where he completed a double major in Computer Science and Economics in 1999.
Miguel Mendez is a member of the Google Web Toolkit team and technical lead for the Google Plugin for Eclipse. He joined Google in 2005. Prior to coming to Google, Miguel worked as a member of integrated product development teams where he worked his way through hardware development, operating systems, cross-compilers, software frameworks, cross-platform development and ultimately ended up as a product manager for Intellisync (now part of Nokia).
Mike is co-founder and CEO of Atlassian, makers of JIRA, a kick-ass issue tracker and Confluence, everyone's favorite enterprise wiki. With 15,000 customers, Atlassian is quickly achieving its mission of providing the world with lustful software. Outside Atlassian, Mike is an active investor and advisor to technology-focused ventures, and keeps up his coding chops through a number of open source projects.
Mike leads a team of software engineers working on the Doclist API and Enterprise features for Docs in Sydney, Australia. Previously Mike worked as a consultant for various ISPs and large business in Europe, focusing on enterprise software integration. Mike earned a BS in Computer Science and BA in Philosophy from Trinity University.
Mike Repass is a product manager on the developer team at Google, where he focuses on App Engine. He has also worked on Google Checkout, supporting the developer APIs used for e-commerce. Prior to joining Google, Mike worked in the server and developer divisions at Microsoft.
Mike Schroepfer is the Vice President of Engineering at Facebook. Earlier, Mike was the Vice President of Engineering at Mozilla Corporation and Chief Technology Officer for Sun Microsystems' data center automation division. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from Stanford University and has filed two U.S. patents.
Nicholas is a member of the Native Client project, working on multimedia aspects and application use cases. Before joining Google, Nicholas spent 16 years in the video games industry, working for Electronic Arts, 3DO and Activision. He holds a BA of Computer Science from University of California, Santa Cruz
Nick is the Product Manager for Chrome's extension system. Prior to that, he worked on Android and Google Reader. He started at Google in 2005 as a software engineer, after graduating from Dartmouth College. He posts about good design and photography at http://nickbaum.com
Nick Weininger is a software engineer in the search quality division at Google. He is currently lead engineer on the Google Custom Search Engine team, and has previously worked on Subscribed Links and helped develop numerous special Google search features. Nick holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Macalester College and a Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics from Rutgers.
Nir heads Google's Analysis Products in EMEA, which includes responsibility for products like Google Analytics, Website Optimizer, Google Insights for Search, the Google Visualization API and more. Before taking on EMEA product responsibilities, Nir worked on various Google mobile products including Mobile Search, Mobile News, Goog-411 and others. Before Google, Nir held senior positions in several start-ups in the search and communication space. Nir holds a BSC from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, LLB from Haifa University and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business.
Nitin Mangtani is the Lead Product Manager for Google Enterprise Search products. In his role, Nitin focuses on enterprise search strategy, product roadmap and definition of the Google Apps Search, Google Search Appliances and Google Site Search. Prior to joining Google, Nitin was part of BEA team for more than 5 years and founded the AquaLogic group. At BEA - Nitin was instrumental in defining and building the application infrastructure products. His areas of expertise include cloud computing, enterprise search and XML.
Ola Bini is a Swedish developer working for ThoughtWorks in Stockholm. He is the creator of the language Ioke, and has been one of the core developers for JRuby since 2006. He has much experience with Java, Ruby and LISP, and has been involved with several other open source projects.
Ondrej is an expert on web services and platform design. He co-founded Syncplicity, a file synchronization startup, where he leads Product Development and Engineering. Previously, Ondrej helped to manage and ship the first releases of Windows Communication Foundation. He holds a patent relating to his work on WS-* protocols.
Pamela Fox helps developers around the world use Google technologies to create better, faster, and cheaper applications for the web. She works in Google Developer Relations, primarily on the Google Maps API, and also works on code samples and open-source projects. She's won four mashup contests, and used 40 of Google's 70 developer products along the way. Before Google, Pamela graduated from USC with a MS/BS in Computer Science, with minors in Linguistics and Animation, and an emphasis in Multimedia & Creative Technologies. At USC, she researched in the computer graphics lab and helped grow the video games program.
Patrick Chanezon manages the Open Web Advocacy team at Google, making the web better as a development platform through open source and open standards. Previously he has been working on portals, blogs and syndication feeds at Sun Microsystems, AOL and Netscape. He's the co-founder of the ROME java open source project and the OSSGTP (Open Source Get Together Paris) group. Patrick is French, so he takes long vacations in the summer and likes to drink red wine with baguette and stinky cheese while wearing a beret. More on his blog at http://wordpress.chanezon.com/
Paul Rademacher is the Technical Lead for the Google Earth API. Prior to joining Google, Paul was the creator of HousingMaps.com, a combination of Craigslist and Google Maps that kickstarted the mashup revolution. Paul holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UNC-Chapel Hill, and worked as an R&D Software Engineer for Dreamworks Animation on films including Shrek 2 and Madagascar.
Ray Cromwell is CTO and co-founder of Timefire where he dreams of flying over vast historical data landscapes. These days, he works on visualization software using Google Web Toolkit. Prior to Timefire, he led Oracle's efforts to build mobile XForms implementations and draft IETF standards for push email.
Ray Ryan is part of the Google Web Toolkit team, and has been goading people into writing software the way he thinks they should since the 1980s. He has worked at Lighthouse Design, Sun, AOL, and has spent the last four years at Google. Recently he has had a strong hand in shaping the architecture of the new GWT-based user interface for AdWords.
Rebecca Parsons has more than 20 years' computer science experience, primarily in large-scale distributed object applications and the integration of disparate systems. Rebecca received a BS degree in Computer Science and Economics from Bradley University, and an MS and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice University.
Rich works on interesting social experiments at Oracle's AppsLab, a small team dedicated to applying social paradigms to enterprise environments. He started following OpenSocial back in the 0.6 days and has used it to build out internal solutions that allow Oracle employees to have a more productive time on the company's intranet.
Since starting at Google in 2007, Robert Kroeger has worked on Gears and HTML5-based offline-capable email solutions. Most recently, he helped design and implement the offline storage portions of the new version of Mobile GMail for iPhone and Android. Prior to joining Google, Robert worked on cache-coherent cluster interconnects and hardware performance modelling at Sun Microsystems. Robert holds a BSc. in computer science from the University of Ottawa and a MMath and PhD in computer science from the University of Waterloo.
Rob Zanin is a copywriter, editor and web developer interested in combining elements of literary criticism with search-oriented brand building, experience design, and holistic systems improvement. He has produced and managed innovative technical media for both print and online environments, and received his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Georgia.
Robin Sloan is a generalist at Current, a participatory media company co-founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt. Before Current, Robin worked at the Poynter Institute, a journalism school and think tank. Before Poynter, he graduated from Michigan State. All his stuff is at robinsloan.com.
Romain Guy is a software engineer at Google. After spending years having fun with large UIs on the desktop and talking about them at conferences, in blogs, magazines and books, Romain decided to go for the small screen and joined the Android project, an Open Source operating system for mobile phones. He's now trying to make mobile phone UIs as fun and exciting as desktop ones.
Ron Hess is a Developer Evangelist at Salesforce.com. Ron is responsible for the Google Data Toolkit as well as the Python App Engine project on Force.com. Ron works with developers, customers and prospects to ensure that they understand the platform capabilities and how their business processes will translate into success in the Force.com cloud.
Ryan Barrett is a co-founder of Google App Engine and the lead engineer on the datastore. He's a systems engineer at heart who got sidetracked into making webapps scale. Before App Engine, Ryan worked on transaction processing, database sharding, distributed and grid computing, network protocols, and open source. Outside of work, Ryan hobnobs with celebrities, wins Nobel Prizes, cures cancer, and recently achieved nirvana. (That was on Tuesday.)
Ryan Boyd is a developer advocate at Google focused on OpenSocial, mobile social, Google Friend Connect and YouTube APIs. Previously worked on Google's AtomPub APIs and in higher ed (RIT) as a web architect for hosting university web content/apps and as web app developer for admissions systems and e-commerce APIs.
Sandosh Vasudevan is an interaction designer, a web applications developer, and an electrical engineer.
Sasha leads the search team at Redfin, an online web real estate company. His team is in charge of the front end experience at Redfin, and they use Google Maps thoroughly to create a highly rich and interactive real estate search experience.
Shawn Shen is a developer advocate at Google focused on OpenSocial. Previously he worked at Yahoo, Ariba, Webex, and eBay as tech lead and product manager. He received a Ph.D. in physics from Texas A&M University.
Shivani is the Director of Web Development & Product Strategy at TIME.com where she is responsible for the end to end product strategy and web development for all of Time.com website and mobile site/apps. In her role, Shivani oversees development, product development, project management and technical production teams. Prior to being at TIME, Shivani was a Senior Product Manager at NYTimes.com where she led product development of all community, personalization and social initiatives.
Srivaths is the Technical Lead for TIME Magazine's dotcom presence, http://www.time.com. He is responsible for all technical deliverables, initiatives, coordination and launches for the website. In the last few months, Srivaths has been responsible for Integrating third party applications like Yahoo! Pipes and Facebook Connect with TIME.com. Srivaths brings with him 14+ years of experience as a software engineer.
Steve is an Associate Product Manager on Google's developer team where he focuses on monetization and product APIs. He has also worked on Google Checkout. Prior to joining Google, Steve built student-centric web apps for use with PeopleSoft implementations. Steve earned degrees in Computing Science and Psychology from the University of Alberta.
Steve works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. Steve is the author of High Performance Web Sites and creator of YSlow, the performance analysis plug-in for Firefox. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O'Reilly. Steve co-founded the Firebug Working Group and recently taught CS193H High Performance Web Sites at Stanford University.
Susannah Raub is a software engineer on the Maps API team in Sydney, focused on latency and mobile. Prior to moving to Australia, she worked on Local Search in New York and Google Desktop in Mountain View. She earned her bachelors in Mathematics-Computer Science at Brown University.
Sven joined Google in 2006, working on Picasa Web Albums. He built the initial version of the Picasa Web Albums Data API, and has since moved on to the Google Data APIs team, where he has been working on a new and improved JSON format. Previously Sven worked at Salesforce.com, where he helped design and build the SOQL language for hosted object databases. He received his BS in Computer Science from Stanford University and his MS in Computer Science from UCLA.
Raman is a research scientist at Google. One of his research interests is creating highly efficient eyes-free interfaces that can be used in a variety of eyes-busy situations. The recent work that he has done on Android has been featured in the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/04/business/04blind.html).
Thor Mitchell is the Senior Technical Solutions engineer for Maps API Premier, representing Google's Enterprise Maps customers within the Maps Developer Platform team in Sydney. Prior to joining Google, Thor worked for Sun Microsystems in the U.K. and the U.S. supporting and developing networking and portal software.
Toby Reyelts is a progenitor of App Engine for Java. He spends his days at Google dreaming up the impossible and then turning it into reality. Toby is very passionate about being lazy, so he never grows tired of finding new ways to apply program understanding and transformation.
Tom is the director of product management for Google's developer products. He was part of the teams that launched Google App Engine and the Google AJAX Search API, and has played an important role in the development and release of various APIs and developer tools. Prior to Google, Tom was a researcher at the MIT Media Lab, which included work on computational linguistics and user interfaces for mobile phones. He holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, as well as a BS and MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.
Tugdual Grall is responsible of the product strategy within eXo Platform. Tugdual joined eXo Platform in June 2008. His current areas of focus are Enterprise 2.0 Portals including ECM, Enterprise Social Networking and IT Architecture. Before working for eXo Platform, he was principal product manager for J2EE and Web services on Oracle Fusion Middleware. Tugdual's blog: http://blog.grallandco.com
Vangelis is the Tech Lead for O3D and one of the first engineers on the project. He joined Google a year and a half ago, lured by the prospect of making software that can reach millions of people. Vangelis' ambition is to make 3D graphics available on every device that has a web browser. Before joining Google, Vangelis spent six years at Sony's Playstation R&D group working on developing optimized physics libraries for the Playstation3. Prior to that he was an engineer at Alias|Wavefront where he was involved in the development of the early Maya releases.
Vic joined Google in 2007 as VP of Engineering, responsible for mobile applications and developer evangelism. Previously, Vic spent 15 years at Microsoft, where he worked on a variety of products and operating systems, including Windows 3.0, NT, Windows XP, and Vista. He was recognized by MIT as a "Young Innovator under 35" for his work in sparking the Microsoft's change from Win32 to the .NET programming model. Most recently, Vic was General Manager of Microsoft's developer outreach efforts worldwide, including evangelism and strategy for products like Windows Vista, Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, Microsoft CRM, and Windows Mobile. Vic holds two patents in the area of distributed computing and identity-based access to cloud resources.
Wade has been designing and developing games since 1996. He founded Large Animal Games with Josh Welber in 2001. He founded the Casual Games Quarterly in 2004 and has led the NYC Chapter of the International Game Developers Association since 2006. Recent games include Bumper Stars, Bananagrams, and Lucky Strike Lanes. For more information visit http://www.largeanimal.com or follow Wade on Twitter at http://twitter.com/largeanimal