I’m a Developer Advocate at Google. I build tools, demos, codelabs, and other things to make the Google Cloud Platform easier and more fun to use. I’m originally from New Jersey, lived in Columbus and Seattle for a while, and now live and work in London, UK. I co-authored a book about Google Compute Engine and wrote the product announcement demo. In a previous life, I developed communication systems at Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies. Outside of work, I enjoy indie music, quirky films (especially documentaries), books, puzzles, and chess. I’m also very interested in education, teaching, and applying technology (like spaced repetition) to enhance the learning experience.