Google Developer Expert
This article relies excessively on references to primary sources. (February 2019)
A Google Developers Expert (GDE) is a person recognized by Google as having exemplary expertise in web technologies or Google Developers products. GDEs are awarded by membership in the Google Developers Experts program, established and administered by Google. GDEs have a tenure of one year which can be extended upon continuous active contribution to the developer and open source community of that product. A Google Developers Expert cannot be a Google employee whilst a member of the program. GDEs are not permitted to "make any statements on behalf of Google or any Google company" and be clear that any opinions are not those of Google.
As of September 2020, there are 832 people with this designation.
- Design Sprint
- Google AdWords
- Google Analytics
- Google Apps APIs
- Google Apps Script
- Google Chrome
- Google Cloud Platform
- Google Drive SDK
- Google Glass (US only)
- Google Maps API
- Google Pay
- Google+ Platform
- Machine Learning
- Product Design
- YouTube APIs
The Google Developer Experts program initially started in Japan as the Google Developer API Expert program. In July 2012 Google renamed it to Google Developers Expert program and made it available to developers around the world. In 2014 the official Google Developers Expert site started referring to the program as Google Developer Experts.
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