Talk by Wesley Chun, Sr. Developer Advocate, Google, "Google Cloud and Initiatives for Developers and Education" UTA 5.522

Contact Name: 
Jenna Whitney
UTA 5.522
Feb 6, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Type of Talk: FoCS Corporate Connection

Speaker/Affiliation: Wesley Chun/Sr. Development Advocate with Google

Talk Audience: UTCS Faculty, Grads, Undergrads, Other Interested Parties

Date/Time: February 6, 2013 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Talk Title: Google Cloud and Initiatives for Developers and Education

Talk Abstract: The talk will introduce the audience to Google's education initiatives for developers as well as academic institutions. I will cover information about the Developer Relations team, developer training, and other teams involved with educational and research institutions and the programs they support on behalf of the academic community.

In the latter half, I will introduce Cloud Computing in general and delve deeper into Google's cloud offerings, including Google App Engine: what it is (and is *not*), its services and feature set, some current metrics, and example user profiles. I will also introduce some of our other cloud products, all of which will not only be interesting to faculty & lecturers for use in course curricula or researchers in the lab, but also CIOs/CTOs and the IT technical staff that create the apps that help their institutions operate.

Speaker Bio: WESLEY CHUN, MSCS, is author of Prentice Hall's bestselling "Core Python" series (, the "Python Fundamentals" companion videos, co-author of "Python Web Development with Django" (, and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT]. In addition to being a Sr. Developer Advocate at Google, he runs CyberWeb (, a consultancy specializing in Python training. Wesley has over 25 years of programming, teaching, and writing experience, including more than a decade of Python. Wesley has held engineering positions at Sun, Cisco/Ironport, HP, Rockwell, and while at Yahoo!, helped create Yahoo!Mail using Python. He has delivered courses at VMware, Hitachi, LBNL, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, Foothill College, and makes frequent appearances on the conference circuit. Wesley holds degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Music from the University of California.