Roman Nurik may not be a household name — but if you’ve spent any time using Android, you’ve almost certainly felt the impact of his work.

Nurik is a designer and UX (user experience) engineer at Google. These days, he’s focused mainly on Firebase — a platform for developers to build, analyze, and improve mobile apps. In other words, his efforts are a huge of part of what makes it possible for developers to create cool things for our devices.

Nurik worked even more directly with developers in his previous role as a Google design and developer advocate. Despite his official shift away from that position, he continues to stay connected with the Android development community by conducting weekly UX reviews of apps and maintaining his own side Android projects.

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