Daniel leads the Android Advocacy team. In his seven-year tenure he has taken on many roles including the development of our Udacity courseware, as well as working with Game developers to make sure Android and Play meet their needs. He enjoys working with our internal teams to improve the Android development experience.
Developer Programs Engineer
Sachit works on libraries, documentation, and outreach efforts for Actions on Google as a Developer Programs Engineer. He also supported Android TV and Google Cast. Prior to Google, Sachit was a Software Engineer working at companies like Bloomberg, Intuit, and Grooveshark. Sachit earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida.
Group Product Manager
Francis is a Group Product Manager at Google and leads the Firebase Product Management team. Prior to his current role, he was a PM lead on Android focusing on building the Android developer ecosystem. Before joining Google in 2011, Francis was an entrepreneur and tech startup co- founder. And before that he worked at Amazon.com as a Software Engineering Manager. Francis earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Tal is a Product Manager on the Chrome for Android team. Prior to joining the Chrome team, she worked on Google Apps and Local Search. She earned her bachelor's degree in Neurobiology with a secondary focus in Computer Science at Harvard.
Sowmya joined Google in 2006 where she helped develop several initiatives at YouTube and Google Maps. In her first 4 years, Sowmya led an engineering team within Google Maps using crowdsourced data to map the world's streets and businesses, and provide tools, such as MyMaps. Since joining YouTube in 2010, Sowmya has helped transform YouTube to better serve users and creators. She also worked on YouTube’s livestreaming platform that served as the backend for Olympics 2012 and won the Sports Emmy in 2012. More recently, she's worked on the launch of the YouTube Music App, YouTube Music Key subscription services, and YouTube Kids. Sowmya is also active with Women in Engineering@Google, focusing on changing the perception of women in the media. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Mount Holyoke College and a master's in Computer Science at University of Wisconsin.
Kaz is Staff Developer Advocate on the Google Cloud team, focusing on Machine Learning and Data Analytics products such as TensorFlow, Cloud ML, and BigQuery. Kaz has been invited to participate in major events including Google Cloud Next SF, Google I/O, and Strata NYC etc. Kaz has also authored many GCP blog posts and has supported developer communities for Google Cloud for over 8 years.
Mete is a Developer Advocate at Google, currently focused on helping developers with Google Cloud Platform. As a long-time Java and a recent C# developer, he likes to compare the two ecosystems. Prior to Google, he worked at Microsoft, Skype, Adobe, EMC, and Nokia building apps and services on various web, mobile, and cloud platforms. Originally from Cyprus, he currently lives in Greenwich, not too far away from the prime meridian.
Developer Relations Engineer
Todd is a Developer Advocate on the Firebase team, and previously worked on other teams in Google Cloud Platform. Prior to Google, Todd worked at Twitter and a few mobile-first startups. He spends his time helping developers get up and running with open source and Google projects on Github and StackOverflow, as well as meeting developers in person around the world.
Eric is a Senior Staff Engineer at Google working with the Chrome team on web projects like Puppeteer, headlessChrome, Lighthouse, Polymer, and web components. He's the author of "Using the HTML5 Filesystem API," and has led frontend projects like the Google I/O web app, Google's Santa tracker, chromestatus.com, and html5rocks.com. 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.
Wesley is the author of the bestselling "Core Python" (corepython.com) books, co-author of "Python Web Development with Django" (withdjango.com), and has written for Linux Journal and CNET. In addition to being an engineer at Google, he runs CyberWeb (cyberwebconsulting.com), a Python training consultancy. Wesley was one of the original Yahoo! Mail engineers and holds degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Music from the University of California. He is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation, and can be reached on Google+ (+WesleyChun) or Twitter (@wescpy).
Sarah leads the Web team inside Google Developer Training, and teaches the Progressive Web Apps course. She's on the lookout for the hardest problems facing developers and always working to solve them.
Developer Programs Engineer
Gus is a Developer Programs Engineer who currently works on the Internet of Things. He was previously involved with Social, Identity, and Games-related technologies at Google.
Marc builds tools, demos, codelabs, and other things that make the Google Cloud Platform easier and more fun to use. Originally from New Jersey, Marc previously lived in Columbus and Seattle, and now lives and works in London, UK. He co-authored a book about Google Compute Engine and wrote the product announcement demo. In a previous life, he developed communication systems at Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies. Outside of work, he enjoys indie music, quirky films (especially documentaries), books, puzzles, and chess. He's also very interested in education, teaching, and applying technology (like spaced repetition) to enhance the learning experience.
Anirudh leads a team of Developer Advocates that is focused on helping developers build amazing Android Instant Apps and Media consumption experiences on Android. During his 10 years at Google, he was helped developers across the world build great things with Google Developer Platforms. Outside of work, he loves traveling and practicing landscape photography.
Nick has been a Software Engineer on Google Play since it was Android Market. Before joining Google he worked in everything from startups to research to finance.
Jenny is a User Experience Research Lead at Google where she conducts research on mobile use, facilitates design sprints, and trains others to do so. Previously, she managed the Apps, Social, and the Ads Design Research teams at Google. Prior to her time at Google, Jenny conducted research at Sun Microsystems and designed interactive experiences at a startup, Zadu. Jenny started her career in academia and was a lecturer at the Open University, UK, where she conducted Educational Technology research. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Southampton in the UK.
GDE for Cloud, Assistant
Romin works as a Principal Architect at Xoriant Solutions where he manages new technologies and open source initiatives. He is a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Cloud and Assistant. His interests lie in learning and teaching, with a passion for making developers successful. He lives in Mumbai, India.
As Developer Advocate for Dialogflow, Dan teaches engineers to build conversational experiences using the magic of machine learning. He’s worked with conversational UX since 2010. Before Google, Dan’s career included time as a startup co-founder and CEO, a software engineer in Silicon Valley and the financial industry, and a full-time faculty member at Birmingham City University.
Meggin is the Lead Technical Writer on the Google Web Developer Relations team. She's a member of the MDN Product Advisory Board and a proud Chromium committer. Meggin earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, and two children, Amelia and Patrick. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the web developer community.
Nasir is a Developer Advocate and Manager at Google and works on Android framework. He focuses on core OS components, as well as developer and user experience on Android. Prior to his work on Android, Nasir was a Software Engineer building and architecting products and solutions. Before joining Google in 2012, Nasir was a co-founder and CTO of a US and India based startup, AGNITY Inc. building software solutions for telecom carriers. He was also a Software Architect for BEA Systems. Nasir is a BTech from IIT-R and MTech from IIT-D.
Developer Programs Engineer
Jonathan is a Developer Programs Engineer at Google working on Android Things, Google's premier IoT platform. His mission is to make developers more effective by building code samples and libraries, creating training materials, leading hands-on workshops, and engaging with developers face-to-face to understand their motivations. He also works on projects aimed at easing adoption of Android Things through better tooling and support. Prior to IoT, Jonathan spent five years writing Android apps and libraries.
Developer Program Engineer
Silvano is a Developer Program Engineer currently working on Actions on Google. He has previous experiences working on Firebase, Google Cloud, Google Apps, Google+ and AdSense. When he's not working you’ll probably find him spending time with his toddler twin daughters or cooking for them.
Ian is a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform based Tokyo, Japan focused on Kubernetes, Go, and SRE. He is a Python and Go developer who is passionate about developer communities. Previously, Ian co-founded PyCon JP, the largest Python event in Japan. He loves learning about how systems work end-to end, and spends his time writing and deploying distributed web apps to his favorite container orchestrator, Kubernetes.
Pete helps web developers build the next generation of web apps. As a Developer Advocate working on the web team, he likes taking the sharp edges off cutting edge technologies and making it easy for developers to use them. Pete helped create Web Fundamentals, Google’s resource for web development best practices. He also hosts the "New in Chrome" video series on YouTube and has taught two Udacity courses, "The Fundamentals of Responsive Web Design" and "Your First Progressive Web App."
Dan is the Product Manager for Google’s NoSQL databases, Cloud Datastore, and Cloud Firestore. Previously he was a Product Manager for Google Drive. Dan joined Google from Rocket Software where he was the Managing Director for NoSQL databases. He has a background in banking software, databases, and information security. Dan has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Wollongong, Australia.
As a Product Manager and iOS Engineer on the Firebase team, Mike helps developers build better mobile apps. He has been working on Firebase for three years, and has worked developing iOS apps at the Omni Group and building microprocessors at Texas Instruments. In his free time Mike enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, and hacking on embedded hardware.
Ben is a Developer Advocate at Google, where he’s working to help the web be faster and more beautiful. Prior to Google, he worked at the New York Times and AOL. Before that he was a full-time musician. Ben earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science at Harvard and a PhD in Music at the University of California. Rumor has it that he still runs a band called Ancient Babies.
Search Outreach Specialist
Aaseesh is part of the Trust and Safety Search team, which evaluates the quality of Google search results and protects users from being exposed to spam and other types of abuse. He is primarily responsible for educating webmasters on the various tools and resources Google provides to help make user-friendly websites. He also works with the Safe Browsing team helping to prevent users from being affected by malicious content on the web.
Sean is a Developer Advocate at Google. Prior to joining Google, he gained a decade of experience as a startup engineer in San Francisco. He is passionate about using great tools to build great products.
Android Developer Advocate
Florina is an Android Developer Advocate at Google, helping developers architect clean, testable apps using the Architecture Components libraries. She has been working with Android for 8 years. Previously, Florina has worked covering news at Upday, payment solutions at Payleven, and navigation services at Garmin.
Wayne is a Developer Advocate at Google, focusing on the Internet of Things and the Google Assistant. He has 15 years of experience in academia and industry in the areas of wearable computing, outdoor augmented reality, and mobile devices. Wayne works to get developers excited about new Google technologies through conferences, social media, and training materials. He also advocates for developers within Google, ensuring they have the right tools and information to support their work.
Vinamrata is the Product Manager for Lighthouse on Google Chrome's Web Platform team. Before that, she was a Product Manager on the Next Billion Users team at Google, building new products for emerging markets. She has a degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.
Malik Mairaj Syed
India and South Asia Search Outreach Lead
Malik Mairaj is the India and South Asia Search Outreach Lead. He is dedicated to creating a better search experience for users, influencing high-quality content on the web, and enabling publishers and webmasters to leverage Google Search by helping them create search and mobile- friendly websites. Syed is also a Google Certified Trainer, an active proponent of Google Search best practices for webmaster, and appears on various platforms. Although he studies Commerce as a graduate, Malik has been hooked on web technologies since his college days. He was a successful freelance web developer before joining Google in 2006.
Paul R. Saxman
Paul leads developer relations for Android Wear, TV, Auto, and media. He is focused on teaching developers how to bring their apps to as many screens as possible with as little work as possible. Paul is a champion of excellent design, and is passionate about putting users (developers and end-users) first when developing software. He's been involved in a variety of projects during his seven years at Google. However, Android has always been a big part of both his work and hobbies.
Mobile Solutions Consultant
Thomas is a Mobile Solutions Consultant at Google Hamburg, focused on all things mobile web. For more than ten years he has worked on building and architecting technically challenging solutions for some of Google’s largest advertisers and publishers. He blogs at https://blog.tomayac.com/ and tweets as @tomayac. Thomas holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Polytechnical University of Catalonia, Spain.
Taylor is a Product Manager on the Chrome team. To help web developers build better sites, Taylor focuses on building open source products like Polymer, Lighthouse, DevTools, and more.
Developer Training Engineer
David is a Developer Training Engineer excited by the technologies and the potential of mobile web. He works to develop training content and courses that help developers master modern skills and push the web platform forward.
Senior Developer Advocate
Amrit is a Senior Developer Advocate on the DevRel Partnerships team at Google and manages the Developer Advocacy initiatives for top partners in India. Prior to working at Google, he worked with companies like Intuit, Philips Research, and IBM. Currently at Google, he focuses mostly on Android, Firebase, and Identity products.
Developer Programs Engineer
Arthur is a Developer Programs Engineer on the Firebase team where he focused on Firebase growth products like Firebase Cloud Messaging. Before Firebase, he worked on other developer facing products at Google including Gmail, Google Drive, and Android.
Johannes is UX Designer for the Google Play Console. He designs developer tools that help app publishers build excellent apps. By providing technical data about the app's performance to developer, he and his team help improve the app quality of the Google Play app ecosystem.
Prateek is a Program Manager on the Developer Relations team at Google, and has prior experience working on Developer and Community programs. He is passionate about working on programs that help developers build amazing apps for the benefit of the ecosystem.