Justin Grayston, Google
Originally Justin programmed and engineered music, but about 15 years ago he started building applications. Before joining Google, Justin was Technical Director at Psycle Interactive, a digital agency in the UK and Spain. He started using Google App Engine in late 2009. Asked to develop a custom YouTube page for Indian Premier League Cricket and faced with an expected load, GAE was a perfect choice; concentrating on the functionality and not the underlying infrastructure.
In the following years, Justin lead technical teams on many Google projects, such as custom YouTube pages for the Will and Kate Royal Wedding, YT Symphony and YT Spacelab, YT IOC London Olympics and contests such as Google Science Fair. He has an interest in both backend and frontend technologies, personally favoring Serverless backends (both http and event driven) with PWA clients.