Good news everyone!
Together, we’ll spread the word on CSS, Layout, Interactions, Animations, Typography, Chrome DevTools, etc.
Sharing my passion for the web (CSS specifically) is something that gives me joy. Writing technical articles, speaking at meetups and conferences, tweeting and retweeting useful demos/links/snippets, running workshops, … — all are things that I love to do.
Up until now this always has been an “after hours” type of thing for me, taking up a lot of my spare time. So it should be no surprise that I didn’t hesitate for a moment when I caught wind of this position. Being able to do what I love — advocating for the web — as my main job is a dream come true.
Oh, you betcha I’m adjusting accordingly!
My background as a College Lecturer will definitely come in handy here. Thanks to this past work experience, along with my current experience as a public speaker at meetups and conferences, I’m already familiar with creating courses and giving technical talks to audiences both big and small. As a Chrome DevRel Engineer, I can continue down this path and further polish these skills along the way.
Another continuation of things I’m already doing — and which soon will become part of my job — is writing technical articles, creating demos, experimenting with new CSS features, participating in CSS WG discussions, and filing bugs at the various Issue Trackers — only to name a few of my future tasks.
One of the new tasks that I’m really looking forward to is attending and participating in the weekly CSS WG Telecon. I don’t want to get ahead of things here, but you can bet on it that I’ll put work into the potential changes coming to Scroll-Linked Animations.
I intend to keep on publishing stuff here on bram.us, but can imagine that some posts — mainly about new CSS features — may end up on web.dev (or the like) instead. After all, I’d be writing those posts “on the job” then, instead of in my spare time now.
One side-effect of joining Google is that I will be shutting down my freelance business. I didn’t really ever plan on doing so — things are going great after all — but joining Una’s team is an opportunity I can’t turn down. As a result, I’m currently wrapping things up with my current clients. I hereby would like to thank them (along with my former clients) for the trust they’ve put in me over the past 15 years.
And oh, in case you’re wondering: me and a family will be staying in Belgium, as it’s a remote position. No changes there.
I’m very excited to join, and you can expect to hear more from me soon. First up: go through the (remote) onboarding process and whatnot 🙂