It's gut wrenching to see whats going on over at Twitter. I've got friends who work there, friends who are no longer there, and there's nothing I can do to help other than offer a supporting ear or share any opportunities that I find with them.
When I wrote about some of my journey to where I am today, a large part of the path that I took, I took with Twitter. The opportunity to connect with nearly anyone and also find a place for my own voice was one of the reasons why I got to work on what I work on now. I made a lot of friends. I connected with people that I would never have met if it wasn't for Twitter. People helped me, and I hope I got to support and raise people up.
The people on Twitter made Twitter what it is, and it's changing in a way that I don't like and I have no ability to influence. On reflection it changed constantly over the years, slowly it seemed, but now it's all of a sudden.
Since the earliest times on the site we all wondered at how it would actually make money and survive, and we are asking that more than ever.
I supported it with content. I didn't pay for it. It doesn't owe me anything, but I feel that I owe it and the community a lot.
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 web.dev, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser compatibility, and some of the best developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.