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The End of the Star Wars Saga

The year was 1983. I was 9 years old. I used to visit my paternal grandmother who lived in the city, and every time I came by she would take me to the movies, which was wonderful! It was the time when I learned to love both movies and cinemas. This time around, she told me she had heard about a space movie that was supposed to be good. It was called...

I’m now a Developer Advocate at Google!

After over 4 years at Google, I’m now a Developer Advocate! “Wait, I thought you already were that?” is the most common reaction. Allow me to tell my story. <!–more–> How the Google journey began Google recruiters had reached out to me over the years, and in Aug 2014 – if my memory serves me right – they queried about my interest in becoming...

What is Developer Relations, and how to do it

I’ve worked with Developer Relations for many years now, and I think it’s a fascinating topic with many takes on what it is and how to do it! I wanted to share my view on it here, and what I think it encompasses. Last year I gave a presentation called "Have you tried listening?" (video) at the DevRel Summit which I think outlines a number of the main...

We need to create a more inclusive web for developers

When I was a kid, back in the time when there were announcers telling you which the next program on TV would be, you knew it would be good if they said: "We'd like to warn sensitive viewers that next program might upset you". So, with that in mind, I need to start this blog post with saying that it doesn't reflect the opinions of my employer, Google,...

The building for just one browser thing

When I got started with blogging back in 2005, I had been an interface developer for the web since 1999. The big challenges back in 2005 were convincing developers and companies to make sure that things worked in more than one web browser, and that JavaScript wasn't evil and actually pretty competent. And now, in 2018, it's back to the cross-browser...

MDN Product Advisory Board meeting and experience

Having spent almost 20 years working on the web, it is something I strongly believe and am invested in. Therefore, when I see or am part of initiatives that I think will help developers and the web platform out there, it makes me very excited! And last week I got very reminded about how good that thing can be. In October last year the MDN Product Advisory...

One million kilometers later

One million kilometers. That's a pretty long distance. Going through my travel statistics recently, I discovered that is how much I've traveled during the last few years. This is what the overall stats look like: 698 days of traveling 1,126,866 km 48 countries 109 cities 117 trips I've been extremely fortunate to get the opportunity to travel...

On #MeToo

I’ve been following the stories on #MeToo, listening and talking to a lot of people, and have been trying to gather my thoughts. First, no one should ever have to feel unsafe. Ever. I’m so saddened to hear all the stories and testimonies, women being treated unfairly, as less worthy or as just being there for men’s entertainment. Why I’m so grateful...

Travel in 2016

Travel. Such an amazing chance to see the world and meet lots of fantastic people! In 2016, I traveled: 121 days 203,078 km 19 countries 25 cities On 16 trips I know I am extremely fortunate to get to do all of this, and while I naturally miss my loved ones a ton when I'm away, at the same time it is an enormous opportunity. When I travel I sleep...

All main announcements and videos from Google I/O 2016

Last week we held our big Google I/O developer conference, and I thought I’d share links to the main announcements and links to the talks. Main announcements Google Assistant & Google Home Allo and Duo – New communications apps Allo, for messaging, and Duo for video calling. ATAP – Updates and upcoming developer kits for Project Jacquard, Project...

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