Don Dodge

Don Dodge is a Developer Advocate at Google helping developers build new applications on Google platforms and technologies. Prior to joining Google Don was a startup evangelist at Microsoft. Don is also a veteran of five start-ups including Forte Software, AltaVista, Napster, Bowstreet, and Groove Networks. Don has been in the software business for more than 25 years. He started his software career with Digital Equipment, aka DEC, in the database group.

He 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.

Time of Presentation: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 09.45-10.25

Topic of Presentation: The explosion of mobile, the end of the PC era

Abstract of Presentation: We are seeing an explosion in mobile now where more Smartphones are sold every day than PCs. We see mobile app companies like Instagram acquired for $1B. Every platform shift has seen a 10X growth in number of users. From mainframes to PCs to Web to Mobile