recent 2013-2016Abundant access for all
Routers by Google, 2015-6
Revolutionize Access Points
Democratizing Rich Content
previous 2011-2013Ads, big data, customer love
Fast Big Data
Selling and Insight Platforms
Danish Technology Magazine Interview, 2011
ancient 2006-2011Systems that fuel Google
Cloud Engineering Systems & Tools
Selling $1B idea to SFO audience 2010
Accessibility + i18n
jurassic 1995-2006Software used by everyone
In Redmond with Bill Gates and the team, circa 2004
A selected list of awards, speaking, and writing I've done over the past few years. For a longer list please see: [more].
Accolades and Awards
Speaking and Writing
There's no place like 127.0.0.1
I started loving software on a field trip to the Stanford Computer Lab in 3rd grade. I played with a chemistry simulator for hours and the teacher had to drag me away.
I was leaning toward medicine in college but always programmed for fun and even sold a few games for date and beer money. About half way through undergrad at the University of Arizona, I took a computer science elective that made me excited about software again - maybe even as a "career". I jumped into writing compilers and operating systems. A difficult discussion with my dad (who was a heart surgeon) followed where I told him that I wasn't interested in being a doctor. He supported me, but was concerned, "how are you going to make a living in software?"
In grad school at the University of Southern California I studied artificial intelligence, machine learning, and emerging "web software". My first real job (other than delivering pizza in high school) was at a little place called Microsoft in Redmond where they were paying me to do exactly what I wanted to do. I stayed there for over 11 years and became a Senior Engineering Director. When the paradigm shifts toward the web and cloud was underway, I moved to Google and have been there since 2006.
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Drawing: "A watched pot", 2016
Moon, 11/12/2013, 7:21pm in Arizona