Few companies have inspired developer-love like Google. Stories and myths abound about what it's like to work there, mostly true, and for me, working there has been the highlight of my career. Working at Google taught me a ton about software delivery and working efficiently, but also about the risks of working with highly intelligent people, the Silicon Valley bubble effect, and the pains of corporate growth. I'll tell you all about it in this fun and informal session.
David fell in love with programming at age 14 on his TI-99/4A, studied electrical engineering at the University of Kansas, and soon after wrote the first published book on Web servers (Running a Perfect Web Site, 1995). He has worked on software for everything from airborne GPS receivers to Internet banking and has written Web applications in everything from C to ColdFusion to JSF and most recently GWT. As a Developer Advocate with Google for 3 years, Chandler supported the worldwide GWT and Android communities through blogging, open source projects, and conference speaking. He actively contributes to open source projects (github: turbomanage) and blogs about Java Web and mobile development at turbomanage.wordpress.com. Chandler is currently a Developer Advocate with Sencha.