I am currently employed as a technical writer with Google, with extensive work on Android, privacy, advertising, and measurement. You can find samples of my past work on the Android Privacy Sandbox and Tag Manager developer sites.

My technical writing is primarily focused on developer technologies and productivity. I’ve written about Kotlin, Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Jetpack, XML, XSLT, LilyPond, Privacy Sandbox, Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics,


  • “Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript”, 2012, Friends of ED, ISBN 978-1-4302-3789-1
  • “Introduction to HTML5”, 2011, Sandia National Laboratories
  • “AdvancED CSS”, 2009, Friends of ED, ISBN 978-1-4302-1932-3
  • “Foundation Website Creation with CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript”, 2008, Friends of ED, ISBN 978-1-4302-0991-1
  • “Making the Business Case for Mobile”, 2012, Sandia National Laboratories, SAND# 2012-7223-J

Conference presentations

  • “Cross-platform collaboration with the Privacy Sandbox”, Burning Pen, 10/2022
  • “Introduction to HTML5 and CSS3”, InterLab Conference, 8/2013
  • “Building a Social Intranet”, NLIT, 5/2013
  • “Introduction to HTML5”, Sandia National Laboratories, 7/2012, 5/2013
  • “Designing Responsively” Virtual InterLab, 4/2012; AnDevCon, Burlingame, California, 4/2012, Mobile + Web DevCon, San Francisco, 1/2013
  • “Refactoring for Mobile” InterLab Conference, Golden, Colorado, 11/2011, OSCON, 8/2011, Open Web Camp III, 7/2011, iPhone DevCon, Boston, MA, 4/2011, AnDevCon, San Mateo, CA, 2/2011
  • “Intro to HTML5 and CSS3” and “Refactoring for Mobile”, InterLab Conference, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 11/2010
  • “Refactoring for Mobile”, Open Web Camp II, Stanford University, 6/2010, InterLab Conference, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, 10/2009
  • “Mobile Technologies in Science and Enterprise”, NLIT Conference, Brookhaven National Lab, New York, 5/2010
  • “Wake up and smell the Semantic Web”, InterLab Conference, Livermore, California, 10/2008
  • “Beyond HTML: Styling XML with CSS and XSLT”, InterLab Conference, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 10/2007
  • “Standards-based CSS Strategies”, Los Alamos Web Developer Conference, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 4/2007
  • “Semantic Markup and Search Engine Optimization”, InterLab Conference, Batavia, Illinois, 10/2006
  • “Web Page Design—Aesthetics Meets Engineering”, 6th Intl. Conf. on Web Engineering, Stanford University, 2006
  • “Designing with CSS”, InterLab Conference, Richland, Washington, 12/2005

About Me

Hello, my name is Joe Lewis. Since 2014, I’ve been working at Google as a technical writer. I have worked as a developer, researcher, and in leadership roles in the energy, security, identity, privacy, and analytics realms. I wrote a few books. I often tinker around on GitHub.

I am also a professional double bassist, actively teaching this instrument on weekends and performing with orchestras as time permits. I like to travel, exercise, and am a mountain bike enthusiast.

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