OnHub router by Google, 2015
onHub: Revolutionize Access Points
Wireless Internet Access
Crisis and Alert Systems
Flu Trends Elections and Politics
Elections and Politics
Fast Big Data
Selling and Insight Platforms
ancient Cloud Engineering Systems & Tools Pretotyping Accessibility + i18n
Cloud Engineering Systems & Tools
Accessibility + i18n
Software used by everyone
In Redmond with Bill Gates and the team, circa 2004
Keynote at first ever GTAC in NYC 2007
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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.
When my family brought home our first computer it was uncommon and geeky. My grandfather gave me a copy of Basic for my birthday and I learned by playing with sample code. A few years later he gave me C, and I wrote my first real programs. One was a text-to-speech random sentence generator. I'd made two versions, one clean and one dirty. In front of the computer lab (nerd alert) I ran the wrong one, and had my first major bug at show-and-tell.
3rd grade school photo, Silicon Valley 1975
I was leaning toward medicine in college but still programmed and sold a few games for 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. I jumped into writing compilers and operating systems. A difficult discussion with my dad 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?"