Sam McVeety is a software engineer at Google’s Fremont office.  He is the technical lead for the core of Google’s Data Analytics organization, a platform that aims to democratize the field of large-scale data processing in a way that lowers barriers to access and advances numerous fields of study.  He has worked on distributed systems at Google since 2009.  Before joining Google, Sam lived in Cambridge, where he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  He enjoys rowing and cross-country skiing with his husband, Jordan.  He was a volunteer on the technology staff for the 2012 Obama campaign, and has worked with Equal Opportunity Schools through his work at Google.  He recently spent three weeks in the Philippines working with local non-profits on building technology capacity for education.