Brett Slatkin is a senior staff software engineer at Google. He is the engineering lead and cofounder of Google Consumer Surveys and formerly worked on Google App Engine’s Python infrastructure. Brett is the cocreator of the PubSubHubbub protocol, and nine years ago he cut his teeth using Python to manage Google’s enormous fleet of servers. In his free time, Brett works on open source tools and writes about software, bicycles, and other topics on his personal website (http://onebigfluke.com). He earned a B.S. in computer engineering from Columbia University in New York City. He currently lives in San Francisco.