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A Google Developers Expert (GDE) is a person recognized by Google as having exemplary expertise in web technologies or Google Developers products.[1] GDEs are awarded by membership in the Google Developers Experts program, established and administered by Google. GDEs have a tenure of one year which can be extended upon continuous active contribution to the developer and open source community of that product. A Google Developers Expert cannot be a Google employee whilst a member of the program. GDEs are not permitted to "make any statements on behalf of Google or any Google company" and be clear that any opinions are not those of Google.[2]

As of September 2020, there are 832 people with this designation.[3]

Supported products

History

The Google Developer Experts program initially started in Japan as the Google Developer API Expert program.[4] In July 2012 Google renamed it to Google Developers Expert program and made it available to developers around the world.[5] In 2014 the official Google Developers Expert site started referring to the program as Google Developer Experts.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Experts". Google Developers. Retrieved 2022-12-16.
  2. ^ "GDE Program Terms & Conditions: 2013-2014". Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Google Developers: Experts". google.org. 12 Feb 2019. Archived from the original on 12 February 2019. Retrieved 12 Feb 2019.
  4. ^ "Introduction of the API Expert program". Retrieved 20 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Google Developers Expert: recognizing and rewarding top developers". Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Official Google Developers Expert recorded in April 2014". Internet Archive. Archived from the original on April 13, 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014.