Michael Van Riper has a Bachelors in Computer Science from MIT. Van has more than 20 years of experience as a software developer in Silicon Valley. He was a core member of the engineering team at Adobe that built the award winning Adobe PageMill web authoring program. Since 1999, he has focused on developing web applications in Java. Van leads the Silicon Valley Web JUG and currently works in Google Developer Relations as the global Google Developer Groups (GDG) program manager.