Big news! I’m joining Google.

Some exciting news to share today! I'm joining Google as a Developer Programs Engineer on the Chrome team.

I'll be lucky to join an incredibly talented team of developers including Paul Irish, Eric Bidelman and Paul Kinlan (to name but a few), working on developer relations. <3

My role will involve evangelising HTML5, Chrome, Chrome OS and everything that falls under the web platform. My main focus will however be technical writing, helping to further developer education through articles, talks, tutorials and guides. In addition to the above topics, I'll also be writing more about application architecture, which is an area I'm very passionate about :  )

I'd like to thank my amazing team at AOL for a fantastic year. It's been an honour being a JavaScript and UI Engineer in European Products and Innovation (EPI) and I can't recommend working with them enough. If you enjoy hacking on Backbone.js and other frameworks, feel free to get in touch about applying for a role on the team.

For now I'll continue to be based out of London but may consider moving out to Mountain View sometime in the future. 

My move to Google will be happening over the next 6-7 weeks in between wrapping up work on two books, FITC Toronto and some OSS projects. There are some busy but very exciting times ahead : )

I plan to continue being active in the JavaScript community, helping with the jQuery project, TodoMVC, writing polyfills and generally assisting wherever I can.

Finally a huge thanks to Paul Irish, Peter Beverloo and my wife, Elle for their help and support throughout the past few months.

I of course couldn't have got here without the support of everyone who has read and shared my posts over the past few years, so thank you to you all too!


  1. I am new to java script and query. I am exiting to here this about you. and i love your quote about dedication. “First do it, then do it right, then do it better.” I will try to my level best as you say. Once again good luck.

  2. Congrats man!! I have been following your work for a while now because it always seemed like you knew what you were talking about. Just goes to show that hard work pays off!!
    Enjoy it and thanks for all the help you’ve provided so far. You’ve got no idea how much you guys help out!!!

  3. Well deserved mate.

    I recommend your JS-related resources to friends/colleagues all the time. Anything that makes my development life easier is a good thing. Passing on your knowledge in these [grey] JS areas is much appreciated.

    Best of luck,

  4. Hey Addy, that’s great news in deed! Congratulations! I’m very happy for you. Keep up the good work. I have to say I’m loving the Backbone fundamentals book among other things of your trademark 😉

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