When I was a 17 year old noob, going to technical college in my home town, I was introduced to a browser called Firebird, which would later be renamed Firefox. I was immediately drawn to this new browser; Firebird was fresh, exuded excitement, but most of all, provided a few developer tools that made learning front-end development easier and more enjoyable. It was then that I knew I need to make it to Mozilla one day.
It took me a decade to get to Mozilla and I couldn’t have been more excited, proud, and scared. In my almost six years at Mozilla I’ve worked on and contributed to a dozen exciting projects, from MDN to Firefox OS to WebVR to the ServiceWorker Cookbook and so on…but I never forgot what made me love that early browser so much, which makes announcing the following so emotional for me: I’m excited to announce I’m joining Mozilla’s DevTools team.
I’m coming back to front-end.
I’m coming back to what got me here.
I’m realizing the dream I had as a teen.
I’m coming back home.