As Developer Advocate, Dan Morrill works on the software side of Playground’s engineering team, but he gets involved in whatever needs doing, such as the build-out of the incubator’s computer network.
Dan comes to Playground from Google, where he was on the launch team for Android, helping to create the software even before phone prototypes had touchscreens.
Dan believes great products have certain key ingredients. “You have to have smart people, they have to know what they want to build, and they have to be allowed to build it,” he says, adding that while it sounds simple enough, a lot of companies don’t have all three.
Having worked in productive environments before, Dan is eager to help create one for the portfolio companies at Playground.
“Here, we get to help them get excited and build things, and remove obstacles so that they can be allowed to build the awesome thing that they know they want to build,” he says.
Android Compatibility and Open Source Program, GoogleAndroid Developer Relations Lead, GoogleResearch Computer Scientist, GE ResearchMS in Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic UniversityBS in Physics and Computer Science, Clarkson University
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