Don Dodge

Developer Advocate

Google

 "The software business is changing dramatically. Today there are tens of thousands of small applications and mobile apps from thousands of small software entrepreneurs. The interests of these app developers are not represented by the traditional large software associations. We need a strong association that represents voice of the developer, and a community that supports even the smallest developers."

Don Dodge helps developers build new applications on Google platforms and technologies. Prior to joining Google, Dodge was a startup evangelist at Microsoft. He is also a veteran of five start-ups, including Forte Software, AltaVista, Napster, Bowstreet, and Groove Networks.

Dodge has been in the software business for more than 25 years. He started his software career with Digital Equipment Corporation 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.