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DevFest West is a full-day developer conference consisting of two tracks of technical talks related to Google technologies. This event is organized by the local Silicon Valley and San Francisco Google Developer Groups, and will take place on Google's Mountain View campus. Speakers are from both Google and the surrounding community, and all interested developers are welcome to come participate in these sessions.
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8:30 - 9:30 Registration
9:40 - 11:30 Speaker Sessions
11:30 - 1:00 Lightning Talks & Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Speaker Sessions
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 5:30 Speaker Sessions
5:30 - 6:30 Google Glass Roundtable // Appetizers
6:30 - 9:00 Networking Dinner
Tim Bray co-founded Open Text Corporation and Antarctica Systems. Bray was also one of the main authors of the original XML specification. Bray was Director of Web Technologies at Sun Microsystems from early 2004 to early 2010. Since then he has served as a Developer Advocate at Google, focusing on Android and then on Identity.
Nasir Khan is Developer Advocate for Google Wallet. He works closely with Google partners and developers, helping them integrate Google Wallet with their business and shaping the product to developer needs. In past lives, Nasir was the CTO of AGNITY, a telecom startup, and Software Architect for BEA Weblogic SIP Server while leading JSR-289
Martin Vasko is the founder and CTO of expressFlow - encrypt your files in the cloud.
He developed an Encryptions-as-a-Service deployed natively on Google App Engine. Users are able to drop a file on our website and expressFlow encrypts the uploaded file by the use of Google Cloud Storage Client library. After encryption finished, the service pushes the encrypted file forward to your personal cloud store by the use of UrlFetch and HttpUrlClient. During the development of this service he accumulated deep knowledge of the Google App Engine, Google Drive integration and the Google Cloud Storage client.
Jeremy Walker has been with Google since they acquired DoubleClick in 2008. He switched from the ads world to YouTube to focus on helping partners build apps and businesses on YouTube's platform as a Developer Advocate.
Siamak Ashrafi is a Bio-Computational Specialist at a biotech working on finding new cancer bio-markers, drug targets and contributing to publications in scientific journals. He has produced elegant solutions to complex problems which resulted in several issued patents. He competes (and sometimes wins) in coding competitions using social, mobile, cloud and web technologies. He enjoys presenting this work at various events. In his spare time he attends UCSF medical and Stanford surgical seminars. He is very happy with all this, but what he would really like is to get a major sponsor in all three phases of water. Snowboarding [solid H2O], Surfing [liquid H2O] & Kiteboarding [vapor H2O].
Pamela Fox loves to learn, teach, create, and every combination of those. During the day, she creates the programming curriculum for Khan Academy, to teach the next generation of programmers. On the side, she teaches web development classes for the GirlDevelopIt San Francisco chapter. Before that, she was a frontend engineer at Coursera, a developer advocate at Google, and a graduate from USC's Computer Science Department.
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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
A free bus shuttle with limited capacity will be organized for attendees from San Francisco, picking up at 7:30am from Civic Center and returning @8pm. Be sure to sign up for it during registration to claim your spot.
Parking for the event is FREE - park anywhere you like on campus.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, we will check you in via tablets and laptops, just bring an ID
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
No, each person must register with a ticket in their own name.
If I can't make it, will my ticket be refunded?
Sorry, no refunds.