Zach Johnson is currently studying Computer Science at UCSD (University of California, San Diego) and will be returning full-time to the Glass team within Google[x] after graduation.
During the summer of 2013, he was an intern on the Glass team within Google[x] at Google. He worked on a number of things, including the invite system for the Glass Explorer program, and did some on-device development as well.
The summer before Google[x], he interned at Facebook on the Mobile Web team, working on live likes and comments for the mobile site. He also did mobile and desktop portal UI for Facebook's Social WiFi hackathon project with a different team.
The summer before Facebook, he interned at Microsoft on the Parallel Computing Platform team inside DevDiv, working on future stuff in the GPGPU space.
He isn't just a "programmer" - he believes software is an art, and that the best software fades into the background when you use it, so much so that you don't even realize it is there. (This applies to both libraries and frameworks, as well as graphical user interfaces.) He also likes to think that he isn't just good at programming, but that he can also wield the sword of a "designer" fairly well.
When he is not bending computers to his will or teaching others to do so, he enjoys playing music on his hammered dulcimer and spending time with family and friends.