Hello, I am Garth Henson

I am a Technology Leader, Speaker, Cloud Architect, and Software Engineer with over 15 years experience working at enterprise scale. Mentoring, Networking, and Problem Solving are my jam!

A Quick Glance

What is Guahan?

The island of Guam is referred to as Guahan in the Chamorro language. Guahan literally means a place that has or a place of resources.

Having grown up on Guam, this definition has special significance to me and is a very fitting label considering the variety of interests and skills I have been blessed to develop through the years.

What I Do

The Web in Guahan Web is a bit too narrow, but it accurately represents where I started and the broad core of my competencies. In a nutshell, here are my primary roles:

  • Manager: build and lead teams of technologists
  • Engineer: cloud and application architecture at scale
  • Speaker: university, career, and technology events
  • Mentor: coaching on a personal and professional level
  • Advisor: Computer Science programs and corporate startups
Who Am I?

My professional career began in 2004. Since then, I have had the opportunity to establish myself as a technical leader in the digital entertainment and software industry, working with major companies and learning how to solve complex architectural challenges at massive scale.

Mentoring, teaching, and training have always been passions of mine, and I have had the privilege of speaking at numerous events - both across the United States and internationally. I also actively engage with several university Computer Science programs annually.

In recent years, I have shifted more into technical leadership roles, helping build and guide teams of technologists as well as serving in an advisory role for some startup organizations.

Work History
2022-Present
Lucasfilm (Remote) San Francisco, California
Senior Software Engineer, Backend
2020-2022
Microsoft (Remote) Redmond, Washington
Senior Software Engineer
2014-2020
The Walt Disney Company Seattle, Washington
Staff Software Engineer
2010-2014
Amazon Seattle, Washington
Web Development Engineer
2007-2010
Synacor Buffalo, New York
Senior Software Engineer
2004-2007
Bob Jones University Greenville, South Carolina
Web Development Engineer