Doug Haynes

DoughDoug Haynes is a Council Advisor for the team Office of Planning and Development. Before joining Google, Doug was an Interactive Architect at the University of California, Irvine. He led web development initiatives for more than 12 years and saw firsthand how a successful web presence could drastically impact the success of academic institutions.

Doug has developed Systems Design and Coding skills that are valuable in contemporary organizations which need strong cyber security. As a Council Advisor with extensive knowledge of web server technologies such as Apache, Linux, PHP, MySQL databases etc.

Doug believes that supporting the community of experts who make this webserver technology so powerful is vital in ensuring its continued usage and improvement.

Doug has been involved with the IETF since 1998 and is a Contributing Editor to the Web Application Technology (WAI) Working Group. He has also been an active member of W3C since 1999. His latest contribution to W3C was submitted in 2009 as a W3C Interaction Device Web Accessibility Task Force member.

Doug earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2002 from the University of California, Irvine. While there, he worked on interactive web development with the W3C Team and won several awards for his work.

Before becoming an Architect, Doug worked at Electronic Arts Inc as a Web Developer for four years, where he worked on games such as The Sims (Family), The Sims Online and Neverwinter Nights (Online).

Currently,Doug Haynes works for Google as an Executive Council Member and is a Developer Advocate for G Suite.

The importance of this information stems from their recent efforts to inform the web development community about accessibility issues. Their focus is on ensuring that website owners are aware and compliant with Section 508 requirements. He sits on the board of directors for the non-profit group Anti-Slam which works against bullying and cyber harassment. He also works outside of work time to help his local Rotary Club in Irvine and other organizations in his community.

Doug shares information through his blog “OneManBlog,” which focuses on accessibility, user experience and web development. In addition, he is a co-founder of Code School, a series of online courses designed to teach developers how to use specific frameworks.