Richard W. DeVaul
"bounce" physics game
before you contact me: a note to journalists and event organizers.
|Rapid Evaluator, Google [x]
Rich is a member of the Google [x] Rapid Evaluation team, a small group led by Astro Teller and charged with finding, inventing, or discovering the Next Big Thing for Google. He works in a secret Google lab that may or may not be filled with roving robots, space elevators, and talking refrigerators.
At Google Rich works as a researcher, small team lead, rapid prototyping specialist and in-house skateboarding consultant. He writes code, builds stuff, does math, and usually avoids setting things on fire. In between filing patents and drinking coffee Rich specializes in failing productively as quickly as possible.
Prior to joining Google in mid 2011 Rich worked in Technology Advancement at Apple, investigating new technologies, features, and approaches for Apple products.
Rich holds Master of Science ('98) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees ('04) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University (class of '93).