About me

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“I love creating, instead of just consuming technology.”

Lee Boonstra, Sales Engineer at Google and book author.

I’m Lee Boonstra from Amsterdam, the Netherlands and I’m a Googler. I work as a sales engineer in the Google Cloud team where I assist the sales team with technical knowledge about cloud computing and machine learning for the financial industry.

I studied Art & Technology in 2004 and during my last year of my study I worked for Accenture as a senior Java developer. I worked for clients such as UPC and KLM (Dutch Royal Airlines). Started my own webdev company when I was 19 years old.

Although I really liked it, after 3 years I decided to make the move to the front-end. I think it’s advantageous to understand back-end technologies while working on the front-end. I’m a creative person and I like to have a nice workflow and see my changes directly on the screen. That’s why I’ve worked as a teamlead at a creative agency in the Netherlands where we created (mobile) websites and apps for clients such as Heineken and Philips.

Before Google, I’ve worked for Sencha. First as, a technical trainer, teaching Ext JS, Sencha Touch, JavaScript and mobile app development to enterprises all over the world. Afterwards as a Sales engineer & Developer evangelist for EMEA. Also I wrote a book for O’Reilly about Sencha Touch and occasionally I’m doing book reviews about Sencha Technologies.

I love technology, especially Web, and I love writing and talking about it! Topics include: Google Cloud, Machine Learning, Chatbots, Dialogflow, JavaScript, Node JS, Ext JS, Sencha Touch, Angular, HTML5, Sass, CSS, How Google Works, building software at Google scale, Diversity, Women in Tech

Beside technology I love (alternative) music, concerts and I’m a videogames addict.

Lee Boonstra, Googler and public speaker.