Chuck Hays

Software engineer, builder & tinkerer. Minneapolis, MN, USA.

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Google - Staff Software Engineer

SWE/Tech Lead

Building Google Meet for iOS.

Formerly building Google Duo for iOS, a cross platform audio/video calling app.

Formerly on the WebRTC team, where our mission is bringing open communication to devices and the web.

Microsoft - Senior SDE

I worked for Microsoft as a Senior SDE (software development engineer) from 2008-2014, when the St. Paul, MN office (TCDC) was closed due to corporate restructuring.

During that time, I worked on several projects:

  • » Expression Blend 2, 3 & 4
  • » SketchFlow
  • » Blend for Visual Studio 2013 & 2013
  • » Visual Studio 2012, 2013 & "14" previews
  • » Azure AppPlat - Office 365 Video iOS app
  • » Azure AppPlat - Office 365 Video Azure backend service


I'm a co-founder of ReconRobotics Inc., a robotics company that designs and manufactures tactical micro-robot systems for law enforcement and military personnel that increase situational awareness in order to save lives. More than 4,700 robots have been deployed world wide.