All the GDGs in Pacific region are combining efforts to host a Pacific Region DevFest on Nov 3, 2022. This will be a hybrid, multi-track events where we'll hear about topics from web, cloud, etc.
Google Developer Expert in ML
Machine Learning Engineer
Sr. Software Engineer
Solutions Architect and Google Cloud Trainer
Director of Curriculum
Global Learning and Development Manager
Developer Relations Engineer, Google, Angular Core Team
Lead Developer Advocate
Chrome Developer Relations (Extensions)
Engineering Team Lead | WTM Ambassador
Justin is the lead of the Lit core libraries on Google's web components team. He contributes to web component standards, the Web Components Community Group and previously worked Polymer tools, Dart, and Google App Maker.
Hannes Hapke is a machine learning engineer at Digits, where he develops innovative ways to use machine learning to boost the productivity for business owners and accountants. Prior to joining Digits, Hannes solved machine learning infrastructure problems in various industries including healthcare, retail, recruiting, and renewable energies. Additionally, Hannes actively contributes to TensorFlow’s TFX Addons project, and has co-authored machine learning publications including the book on "Building Machine Learning Pipeline".
Chloe graduated from Stanford University in 2022, with a Master's in Biomedical Informatics. She is currently a Founding Machine Learning Engineer at Claypot AI, building a platform for real-time machine learning.
Jessica Janiuk is a senior software engineer at Google. She currently works on the Angular framework team building one of the world's most popular front end web frameworks. She is based in the bay area but is originally from Wisconsin. She's also a former Women Techmakers Ambassador and GDG Organizer.
With a total of over 20 years of IT Experience I've spent the last 10 years being a passionate, customer-facing Google Cloud Evangelist, Engineer & Authorized Trainer working with all types of clients from different industries. Expert problem solver adept at using Google Cloud technologies and best practices to support Enterprise organizations. Early adopter and technology enthusiast with a passion for learning!
I was the Product Manager and Google Solutions Architect for over 50,000 Google Cloud users which had to be migrated, created, and managed (using GCP IAM) and provided technical support and architecture for the Mobile Device Management platform settings across the 75,000 State of Maryland mobile devices on Google Cloud G Suite.
Chryssa Jones is an educator, a web developer, and a curriculum designer. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree, with honors, from Hawaii Pacific University and a professional certificate in Web Development from the University of California San Diego. Her professional work includes developing technical curriculum for novice engineers and creating applications that support indigenous language normalization and culture-based education. Her professional background also includes extensive experience in higher education administration and teaching, data analysis, small-business and retail management, manufacturing and operations, community development and public speaking, writing and editing, marketing, travel and event planning, and theatrical production. She volunteers her time as a Women Techmakers Ambassador and a Google Developer Groups Leader, is involved in community politics and neighborhood events, has a commercial pilot’s license, and loves to fly, travel all over the world, and spend time with her family. When she's at home and has some downtime, she's often gardening, cooking, reading a book, or relaxing at the beach.
Janine Lee has 15+ years experience in learning and development (L&D), diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), digital transformation, business operations, continuous improvement, process consulting, and change management. She works at Google as a Global L&D Manager, leading programs in talent pipeline, onboarding experience, career development, manager development, competency modeling, and innovation. Most recently, Janine worked on a special project to unify Google enterprise curriculum and user experience across 150,000 learners for DEI, Onboarding, and Manager/Leader.
Janine Lee is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Certified Executive Coach. As a UC Berkeley Haas MBA Graduate and USC Doctor of Education (EdD) 2023 Candidate, Janine has been lecturing for 7+ years as an Adjunct Professor at top universities including the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Santa Clara University, and the UC Berkeley Center of Executive Education with over 150+ students in 35+ countries all over the world. She has taught race relations, leadership, and communications in South Africa, and her communications curriculum was featured in Google’s App Primer to 24 million users and 10 different countries.
As a Speaker, Janine has spoken at Women Techmakers International Women’s Day for Leadership, Design Thinking, and Innovation for Fortune 500 professionals globally. Her focus for her dissertation is focused on sense of belonging for Women of Color (WOC) in technology companies. Janine speaks on leadership/manager development, professional and career development, DEI, communications, team development, culture, and innovation related topics.
Margaret is an ML GDE (Google Developers Expert) and ML engineer working on applying AI/ML to real-world applications from art and design, climate change to society safety. She is also an avid artist who creates traditional, digital, and AI art. She writes and speaks at conferences about deep learning, computer vision, TensorFlow and on-device ML. She leads GDG Seattle and Seattle Data/Analytics/Machine Learning.
Easwar is a software engineer on the gRPC-Go team in Google. In a previous iteration, he was a software engineer on the Cloud Databases team in Google. His interests include networking, distributed systems and Go among others
Dev Advocate for @ChromiumDev Extensions, co-chair of W3C WECG. I ❤️ JS, keyboards, games, helping people, & the open web. He/him
Sherry Yang is an Engineering Team Lead at Adaptavist; she has over a decade of experience working on software solutions, web technologies, and career growth in tech. She is an expert in engineering management, project engagement, and digital skills advocacy. As a Women Techmakers Ambassador with Google, Sherry actively connects intersectionality in the tech industry and brings various representation to existing tech communities. When Sherry is not focusing on industry-related matters, she enjoys connecting with nature, exploring cuisines, and having a quiet time with puzzles and coffee..
Blue Shield of California
Application Developer / Programmer
IDG Engineering Solutions
Principal Software Engineer
MK Partners, Inc.
Chief Innovation Officer
RxJS Core Team
Angular Google Developer Expert
Senior Software Engineer
Objectist Software Inc
GDG San Jose Organizer | Women Techmakers Ambassador
Software Engineer | JS, Python, React, MongoDB | Speaker
Technical Project Manager
Director of Product Engineering
Emily has a background in social work and technology, making her uniquely qualified to translate and liaise between two groups with very different terminology and perspectives. She's heavily involved in the developer community as a Women Techmakers Ambassador - Culver City, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Columbia, SC & Twin Cities, MN Chapters and as GDG Organizer - Culver City, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Columbia, SC & Twin Cities, MN Chapters.
Emily intends to grow in her knowledge of information technology, application support, application development, and operations management.
Riya Dashoriya is a Software Engineer with an innate love to solve problems through technology. Her dedication, passion and curiosity has helped her execute several key projects, demonstrating leadership and team player abilities. In her spare time, Riya likes to travel and spend time with family. Always looking for avenues to mentor and empower others, Riya has a passion for accessibility and access to education to make the world a better place.
Riya holds a master’s in Information Systems from The University of Utah. She is a Women Techmakers Ambassador and GDG organizer for San Francisco and Cloud San Francisco chapters.
I am an avid and focused individual. I strive for daily self-enrichment of the ever-growing CS field. After teaching English as a Second Language to adults for 10+ years, I came to the realization that my passion for problem solving, patience and dedication needed a change of pace, and so, a career-change took place.
I studied computer science at 42 Silicon Valley where the pedagogy is peer-to-peer, based learning. I was able to learn about what inspired me and motivated me while coding away projects for 14+ hours a day. I was a lot of fun.
I'm currently a Full-Stack Developer at Wayfair based in Boston MA. :D
Since 2002 Matt Kaufman has worked with hundreds of businesses to improve their efficiency through cloud technologies. He has worked as a consultant, instructor, and engineer. He is the author of two books as well as multiple PluralSight videos. Matt is a founder and the Chief Innovation Officer of MK Partners, Inc. (www.mkpartners.com) the #1 Salesforce implementation partner in Southern California. When not spending time with his family he volunteers as an organizer and mentor for Google Developer Groups.
Deepa has over a decade of experience as a Software Test professional. She enjoys building full stack applications and is also passionate about cloud technologies.
A coding bootcamp graduate, when she's not hard up work as a startup technical project manager, Marsha is involved in the developer community both as a Google Developer Groups Organizer for Los Angeles, and also as a Google Women Techmakers Ambassador.
Her motto? Motivated by changing lives through technology. Learning new things everyday.
Vikram Tiwari is Co-founder, Tech at Omni Labs and manages all the tech responsibilities. At Omni, Vikram and team are working on “Personalizing automation for the web”. Professionally Vikram’s work has been in web, cloud and machine learning technologies with a focus on making highly available, resilient and secure products. He is also a Google Cloud certified developer and architect. Vikram has a passion for contribution back to the community through public speaking and content publishing. He has reviewed several books, published multiple blog posts and spoken at over 50 conferences. He has been a Google Developers Expert for Cloud and Machine Learning since last 3 years. He also mentors other startups and nonprofits organizations through Google Launchpad program. Vikram also has a passion for community building. Over the years he has built many local tech communities globally. From New Delhi in India to Vancouver in Canada and now in San Francisco. He currently manages GDG Cloud San Francisco meetup group. He has impacted 30 companies and over 7000 audience members with his various community contributions.