German has 14+ years’ experience focused on developer evangelism and developer community building. After graduating as a software engineer, German joined a Silicon Valley-based database startup called db4o to create a developer community from scratch. Later he transitioned into managing developer communities around database technologies at Versant Corporation. In the last 4 years before joining Amazon, German pivoted to IoT technologies and, as Lead Evangelist, he kick-started the developer community for Kii Corporation, a major SaaS IoT provider in Asia. German has a passion for technology and finding ways to make it approachable and interesting to others which led him to be involved in creating and growing developer communities. His main interests are ASR/NLU technologies and VUI/VUX because he believes these will be the main drivers of innovation in human-computer interaction for decades to come.