Big news! I'm joining Google.

March 21, 2012

Some exciting news to share today! I'm joining Googleas 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 involveevangelising 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 amazingteam 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!