From HTML to LEDs, Android to Arduino – Pearl Chen takes on a cross-disciplinary approach to her work. With over 10 years of professional experience in web technologies, she has a body of work that includes fully responsive websites for TELUS, Facebook campaigns for Google Chrome, and microsites for Nike. She also tackles more unusual projects such as turning payphones into gumball machines, or dynamically creating origami objects from SMS messages. You can find her on Google+ (klab.ca/+), Twitter (@PearlChen), or good ol' fashioned email: pearl[at]karma-laboratory.com.
I manage Google's Developer Relations team in Seattle. We help software developers get the most out of the Google Cloud Platform, with a particular emphasis on Compute Engine and Cloud Storage. In a previous life, I helped design and build communication systems at Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies. When I'm not working, I enjoy indie music and films, writing, teaching, and chess.
Ben Combee is the technical lead for the Enyo JS framework, a cross-platform single-page app development library sponsored by LG Silicon Valley Labs. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife and newborn son.
Andy Granowitz is an analyst at Google Analytics (GA), working to bring data-driven decision-making to Fortune 100 companies. Andy also plays a leading role in Google's customer analytics efforts, drawing on his prior work with the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative. Andy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Mathematics and Statistics.
He’s been called a visionary systems theorist, a mad scientist, and an evil genius. What he is, is unquestionably innovative. Over his 20-year career, whurley has demonstrated an unparalleled talent for innovation and a passion for open source software. In 2010 he co-founded Chaotic Moon, a leading mobile development and strategy company, and quickly built a portfolio of A-list clients. Names like Microsoft, CBS Sports, Sanrio, Pizza Hutt, and News Corp, for whom Chaotic Moon developed the first iPad-only digital newspaper.
Michael has over 15 years of design/development experience ranging from mega-corps (read cubes) to freelance. Michael has been a thought leader and architect for the front-end for companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Citi, Microsoft, and Dell. He is also the coauthor of "Pro HTML5 Performance" from Apress.
Jarom McDonald is an associate research professor and Director of the Office of Digital Humanities at Brigham Young University, and a web application developer for Humanities educational endeavors. He spends most of his research and development time on streaming media and linked data; he works on a number of projects utilizing the Youtube APIs and is energetically looking for ways to incorporate Freebase data into a wide variety of Humanities-based environments as well. He also holds a PhD in American Literature and is an avid baseball fan.
Andrew Miller is the lead developer and co-founder of Atlas Learning, an Austin-based company that is changing the educational technology landscape with powerful and intuitive browser-based applications. Before Atlas, Andrew worked for Evernote as an iOS developer. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a BS in Computer Science.
C. Enrique Ortiz (aka CEO) focuses on new Products, Technology & Innovation in the areas of Mobile, Cloud and Telco, as well as Developer content and tools. He is a total Space program buff, and a Freestyle jammer. He is Head of Products at Shango and an advisor at Kloc.Me.
Kris Peña leads the Android Development team at AVAI Mobile Solutions. She built an Android platform backing over 80 apps live in the Play Store.
Dave has worked with large scale systems and databases all of his career. His focus is on deploying systems that not only meet the customer’s needs, but also perform well at scale on a variety of different architectures and have the reliability to support 24 x 7 operations across the globe. He has supported customers as small as two-person start-ups all the way to the largest global corporations, across all industries. Over the last few years he has added a mobile component as a means for companies to reach out directly to their customers.
Nathan Price loves Pi. Not the 3.1415 variety, though that's cool, if you are into that sort of thing. His favorite Pi is the Raspberry kind. And if you spend a few minutes with him, you'll see why.
Will Quast is a Senior Android Developer at MapMyFitness. With over 16 million registered users, they have the number 8 "Health & Fitness" app in the Play Store.
Mike Taylor works as a Whitespace Strategist for Opera Software, currently spending time in both the Web Standards and Desktop/Tools teams. He lives in Austin Texas with his wife and two boys.
Marcus Turner is an accomplished analytical, and technical architect with a successful track record in the planning and delivery of large scale enterprise wide solutions. His background includes the development of critical systems architectures and transformation strategies resulting in increased operational efficiency and dramatic cost reduction. A certified Architect and Project Manager with a proven ability to create realistic expectations, Marcus develops accurate schedules and budgets, allocates resources, resolves critical path issues, provides cross functional team leadership, and delivers results consistently within scope and budget.
Amy works in Developer Relations at Google, with a focus on the Google Cloud Platform. She has an academic background, and has also worked at several startups, worked in industrial R&D, done technical training and course development, and has published a book on App Engine. She used to live in Austin, but currently lives in Sydney, Australia.
Luke Wallace manages all Custom Mobile Development at Bottle Rocket Apps, a premiere mobile development shop based out of Dallas, Texas. He also acts as the Android Evangelist, and has led the Android Development on projects for clients ranging from AARP to Food Network. Luke earned a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M in 2002, and enjoys using photography as a creative outlet when he is not developing.