Working with The Crucible is a chance to make continuous contributions to an organization that perfectly captures the Oakland ethos. Working at Google, I’ve lead ad-hoc community projects such as installing computer labs, painting/repairing schools, rehabbing homeless shelters, and even improving the Oakland Zoo’s lemur exhibit! This has been rewarding, but is bespoke activity that doesn’t allow for building sustainable programs.
Craig’s 20+ years in the tech industry have spanned a wide range of roles—desktop support, systems engineer, network architect, and more. He fondly remembers installing Excite.com’s last internet crawler and indexing server farm, but people and organizational culture are his passion. He helped grow Postini, Inc. into an email security market leader as their Operations Director. More recently, Postini was acquired by Google where Craig is currently responsible for production infrastructure supporting the Android mobile ecosystem.