Chrome Dev Summit 2021

Some early thoughts about what is important to me:

  • The pandemic is still here.
  • I don't want people to potentially get sick
  • In-person events are exclusionary by their nature, want to bring as many people from as wide of set of backgrounds as possible.
  • Hallway track is hugely important
  • I liked workshops in CDS 2020. Google should do more of this free education.
  • Office hours and connections with developers are important to me.
  • Every talk really should have a lot of guiding content launched with it. No content then No talk.
  • I miss seeing my friends.

Content thoughts:

  • Show why the web is amazing.
  • Showcase great experiences
  • Do we need to constantly show business success?
  • CWV, Privacy Sandbox, PWA + Fugu.
  • Developers love what's new: CSS, JS, DevTools.
  • Maybe we shouldn't have a 3-hour live stream. Keynote + Content drop.
  • Should do lots of free workshops. Rachel Andrew, Maximiliano Firtman, Tammy Everts, Marcy Sutton, Tim Kadlec were amazing.

About Me: Paul Kinlan

I lead the Chrome Developer Relations team at Google.

We want people to have the best experience possible on the web without having to install a native app or produce content in a walled garden.

Our team tries to make it easier for developers to build on the web by supporting every Chrome release, creating great content to support developers on, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser compatibility, and some of the best developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.