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Les Vogel, a Staff Engineer for Google Cloud where he led the Serverless team (App Engine, Cloud Run, App Engine Flex), the Java team, and helped launch Cloud Bigtable. He also worked on Google TV, Chromecast and helped launch the YouTube player apis. Before Google:

“It turns out Apple has the best Handwriting technology in the world right now.” and “Apple was the first computer company with a low cost WiFi device.” said Steve Jobs regarding two of Les's projects. The AirPort base station was named #34 top tech project of all time by PC World Magazine - Les was technical lead.

Visible projects: AirPort, iBook, the Newton printed handwriting recognizer, Spreadsheet engine, distributed multi-processor OS, a telemetry system for flood management, and a fail-safe system for Boeing Energy Systems.

In the past Les has helped organize the Source Maui Interactive Arts Festival - a 4 day event, many other classes, meetups and events, has volunteered on the San Francisco Sex Information switchboard, and has been a suicide prevention crisis operator in Monterey, CA.

Long Biography (Markdown)

Les Vogel, a Staff Engineer for [Google Cloud](https://cloud.google.com) where he led the Serverless
team ([App Engine](https://cloud.google.com/appengine/), [Cloud Run](https://cloud.google.com/run/),
[App Engine Flex](https://cloud.google.com/appengine/docs/flexible/)),
the [Java](https://cloud.google.com/java/) team,
and helped launch [Cloud Bigtable](https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/).
He also worked on Google TV, [Chromecast](https://developers.google.com/cast) and helped launch the
YouTube player apis.  Before Google:

>“It turns out Apple has the best Handwriting technology in the world right now.” and “Apple was the
first computer company with a low cost WiFi device.” said Steve Jobs regarding two of Les's projects.
The AirPort base station was named #34 top tech project of all time by PC World Magazine - Les was
technical lead.

>Visible projects: [AirPort](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AirPort),
[iBook](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBook),
the [Newton](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Newton) printed
[handwriting recognizer](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_OS#Handwriting_recognition),
[Spreadsheet engine](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_Impact), distributed multi-processor OS,
a telemetry system for flood management, and a fail-safe system for Boeing Energy Systems.

In the past Les has helped organize the Source Maui Interactive Arts Festival - a 4 day event, many
other classes, meetups and events, has volunteered on the
[San Francisco Sex Information](http://sfsi.org) switchboard, and has been a suicide prevention
crisis operator in Monterey, CA.

Short Biography

Les Vogel works as a Staff Engineer in developer relations for Google Cloud.

Short Biography (Markdown)

Les Vogel works as a Staff Engineer in developer relations for [Google Cloud](https://cloud.google.com).

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