GWT Advocacy

Posted by Fred Sauer, Developer Advocate - Friday, January 16, 2009 at 9:57:00 AM

I'm a huge fan of GWT and have been since its public release in 2006. I have spent a fair amount of my spare time working with GWT by participating in the user forum and contributors forum, submitting patches to the issue tracker and maintaining open source libraries for GWT, including ones providing support for Drag and Drop (gwt-dnd), Logging (gwt-log) and sound (gwt-voices). GWT has gone through a number of exciting releases, with 1.5 easily being the most impressive release yet. You probably know that the team is fiercely working on the upcoming 1.6 release. Andrew posted a month ago about the new features slated for 1.6. As usual, I'm not sure if I'm more excited about what's in the upcoming release or all the possible things we can do next!

I'm pleased to announce that I have joined the Developer Relations team at Google as a Developer Advocate for GWT. Some of you may be wondering what a Developer Advocate does. The role has two parts. We are advocates for you, the developer, which is to make your voice heard within the product and engineering teams at Google. We also advocate broader use of Google Developer Products and APIs. Both roles work hand in hand. By listening to developer's needs I will be advocating to improve GWT as a product. A better product in turn helps increase adoption thereby growing the GWT community.

I look forward to spreading the word and to helping make GWT even better.

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