The Digital Native Podcast

Episode 20: Amr Awadallah, VP of Developer Relations at Google Cloud

Episode Summary

Amr shares the story of founding Cloudera, how the GCP Dev Rel team is winning the hearts and minds of developers, and how his passion for gaming inspired his career as a technology leader.

Episode Notes


Amr Awadallah is a long time technology executive and founder. Now serving as the VP of Developer Relations at Google Cloud, Amr previously founded Cloudera and served as CTO for more than 11 yearas.

Before co-founding Cloudera in 2008, Amr (@awadallah) was an entrepreneur-in-residence at Accel Partners. Prior to joining Accel, he served as vice president of product intelligence engineering at Yahoo! and ran one of the very first organizations to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence. 

Amr joined Yahoo! after they acquired hisfirst startup, VivaSmart, in July 2000. Amr holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering from Cairo University, Egypt, and a doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University.


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0:00 - Amrs background and journey in technology.

5:25 - How end up at Google? 

7:52 - What is your role and focus as the VP of Developer Relations?

11:25 - What trends & pain points are you seeing across customers in the Enterprise? 

16:53 - How is Google Cloud different?

20:55 -  Why is Google so focused on providing an "Open" Cloud? 

27:26 - Any GCP products you feel there should be more awareness around?

29:43 - What advice do you have for young developers? 

31:21 - What's something we might not know about you outside of work?


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