After joining Google in 2005, I went on to work with Bruce Johnson to build what came to be called the Google Web Toolkit. We formed an engineering team, joining an existing sales team to form the Google Atlanta office.
I had the opportunity to work with many amazing people and teams, and was easily the greatest single experience for my growth as an engineer. I was able to contribute to a number of different projects, include the AdWords UI rewrite, Google Wave, Chrome, and quite a few others.
I also got in the habit of using GWT to port games to the web, as the platform became more capable, including Quake II, Angry Birds, and Minecraft.
- Dev Nexus Atlanta 2012
- Google IO 2010
- GWT Conference 2007
- JavaOne 2006
- I can’t seem to find the presentation Bruce and I gave here, but if anyone has a copy, please let me know.
During this period, I also published a few blog posts, now likely only of minor historical interest: