Blake Meike is a passionate engineer, code poet and a founding member of Twitter University. Before coming to Twitter, as an Android Evangelist for Open Source trainers, Marakana, Blake taught nearly a thousand people the art of writing Android apps that aren't toys. He has more than 20 years of coding experience, most of it with Java, building systems as large as Amazon's massively scalable AutoScaling service and as small as a pre-Android OSS/Linux and Java based platform for cell-phones. He is co-author of O'Reilly's bestselling "Programming Android" and Wiley's "Enterprise Android” and holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Dartmouth College. He currently lives in San Francisco Bay Area.