I'm a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud Platform. My job is to extol the virtues of Google's Cloud Computing tools, and to talk to customers, potential customers, and critics to get feedback to the make the platform better. In my current role, I am working to build demonstrations of Google Cloud that scale online.
I used to be a Developer Evangelist for Adobe, traveling the world and talking about the developer tools and technologies that Adobe had to offer.
I'm also the author of Driving Technical Change. It's about convincing reluctant co-workers to adopt new tools and techniques. To find out more, see about my Book.
I went to University of Pennsylvania, and received a Bachelors of Art in Psychology. While I was in school, I started working in various Psychiatric clinical practices. Gradually I shifted from psychological work to computing work. By the time I got out of school, my desire to do psychology was gone, and there were tons of tech jobs available.
I started out of school working at the Wharton School of Business. I moved from tech support to server admin to system programmer to developer. After 10 years there, I had done just about every technical job there is to do, and decided programming was where I belonged.
To find out more about my work history, see my Resume.