I am a Developer Advocate at Google helping developers build new applications on Google platforms and technologies. Prior to joining Google I was a startup evangelist at Microsoft. I am also a veteran of five start-ups including Forte Software, AltaVista, Napster, Bowstreet, and Groove Networks.
I started my software career with Digital Equipment, aka DEC, in the database group. I was part of the leadership team of five software start-ups. Forte Software was the first multiplatform object oriented development environment. AltaVista was the first search engine on the web. Napster was the first P2P file sharing network. Bowstreet was the first web services development environment. Groove Networks was the first secure P2P collaboration platform.