Posted on 26 July, 2011 (7 years ago) — Modified on 15 November, 2017 (6 months ago)
At Google, Guillaume Laforge is Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform, where he spread the word about the rich set of products and services offered for developers wishing to take advantage of the cloud for their projects and businesses.
Before joining Google, at Restlet, Guillaume was taking care of the Product Leadership around the APISpark API management platform, the Restlet Studio for crafting Web APIs and the Restlet Framework for authoring restful applications. He is also leading the Developer Advocacy team, to interact with developers using those projects.
Since 2003, Guillaume has been involved in the Apache Groovy programming language project, leading the project since about 2004, and working on it under the umbrella of G2One (our Groovy/Grails startup), then SpringSource, VMware, and the Pivotal spin-off. Guillaume accompanied the move of the project to the Apache Software Foundation, where he has the role of Chair of the Apache Groovy Project Management Committee (PMC).
He initiated the creation of the Grails web application framework, and founded the Gaelyk project, a lightweight toolkit for developing applications in Groovy for Google App Engine.
He is also a frequent conference speaker presenting Machine Learning, conversational interfaces, Google Cloud projects & services, Apache Groovy, Grails, Gaelyk, Domain-Specific Languages, Web API design, at JavaOne, JAX, GR8Conf, Greach, DevTernity, SpringOne2GX, QCon, Cloud Next, Voxxed Days and Devoxx, among others.
Guillaume also co-authored Groovy in Action along with Dierk König and Paul King, two famous Apache Groovy committers.
Before founding G2One, which was acquired by SpringSource in late 2008, and taking the role of VP Technology, Guillaume worked for OCTO Technology, a consultancy focusing on architecture and agile methodologies. While at OCTO, Guillaume developed new offerings around Groovy and Grails for its customers.
Guillaume is also one of the founding members of the French Java/OSS/IT podcast LesCastCodeurs.
You can contact me on Gmail, Google Talk, Skype, or my Restlet email using the 'glaforge' alias, and the associated domain name that you might easily guess.