On March 2, 2016 the Google Experts Program accepted me as a Technology/Android expert. I feel incredibly grateful, excited, and lucky to now be a GDE. Throughout my Android life, I have relied on the contributions of GDEs to help me fix weird and nasty bugs, discover the new and sexy, learn good/best practices, and understand the inner workings of the framework.
I can only hope that I can help other devs even half as much as the GDEs have helped me.
Okay, I know that this isn't an awards show, but I really want to thank some folks.
First, thanks to Joshua Jamison who introduced me to AOSP, got me my first gig in Android, and (in my totally biased opinion) is a badass.
Seconds, thanks to Chiu-Ki Chan who is one of the most supportive, enthusiastic, and inclusive developers I have ever met and pushed me to go for this pipe dream of becoming a GDE.
Finally, congrats to the other GDEs accepted in my "batch" and in particular, my friend and fellow Dota fanatic, Marcos Paulo Souza Damasceno.