Bret McGowen
  • @bret_mcgowen
  • New York City

Hi! I'm a New York City based software engineer and former Google engineer/Developer Advocate. I was on the serverless team for products like Cloud Run, Google Cloud Functions, App Engine and Firebase.

Prior to Google, I worked as a software engineer at Rackspace. I'm often on the running trail, an airplane, a volleyball court or a kickball field.

I love to travel, having visited 70+ countries and almost all 51 countries in Europe.

I used to be an avid runner, having run in 5 full marathons and 19 half marathons.

I live in New York City and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Texas A&M University.

Reach me on Twitter at @bretmcg or my website at

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Oct 2013 - Jul 2020

Software Engineer, Google