Joining Google!

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I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be joining Google as a Software Engineer on the Google Chrome team!

Starting mid June, I’ll be working with the guys over at Google London to improve the browser, WebKit and related products. As my passion for both Google Chrome and WebKit has become quite obvious over the past year, I can’t wait to get started on my new position. Since I’m currently living in the Netherlands, this also means that I’ll be moving to London and the United Kingdom.

While this is an amazing opportunity that I’m definitely looking forward to, there’s a lot I have to leave behind. Besides friends and family, I will no longer be the Technical Director at videobankonline, a great company I co-founded. While I can no longer be an active volunteer at Fronteers, the association for Dutch front-end developers, I’ll finish my role in this year’s conference’s committee and will host an HTML5-course in May.

I certainly intend to continue writing last week posts on my blog, but the set up is going to change. Right now I have the liberty to write about anything I find, seeing that I don’t have access to internal information. As this is going to change, I’ll have to be a lot more careful about the things I write about.

Huge thanks to Paul Irish and Dimitri Glazkov. Cheers, guys!

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April 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm


It was only a matter of time… Congratulations, Peter!

Awesome! Congratulations!


April 5, 2011 at 7:26 pm


Adam Dempsey

April 5, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Congratulations! And good luck on the move to London!

Tony Gentilcore

April 5, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Congrats! See you there.

Yay! Congrats, and welcome to the team!


April 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Congrats. Just dont stop with this blog

Peter Kasting

April 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Oh noes, another Peter on the team!

Was very excited when I heard this. Welcome! The Kool-Aid is strong here.

Congratulations Peter. I’m sure that you’ll be an asset to the Chrome Team.


April 5, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Nogmaals gefeliciteerd!!! Zorg je voor 5 logeerbedden?

Jon Rimmer

April 5, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Congratulations! I have to admit, as an avid follower of your updates I was really surprised when I realised you weren’t a Chrome developer, given your knowledge of it, so I’m not surprised they snapped you up.

Oh, and welcome to the UK, it’s erm, not too bad I suppose? 🙂 At least coming from the Netherlands the climate won’t be too different!


April 5, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Snagged away from under our very noses! Oh nose! Grats man 🙂

Chris Rogers

April 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Awesome! Great news!


April 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm



April 5, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I am soo happy for you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

congrats !

will miss your updates though !!

Andy L

April 5, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Congrats! 🙂


April 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm

Welcome to the team!!!

I think Google has made a great hire. I am sad to see that your updates might have to be a little more closed lipped. I read more interesting updates about the status of Chrome OS here than anywhere else I have found. Congrats.

Congratulations! You deserve it. Hope these WebKit updates won’t end completely – or that you convince your new bosses to make them official!

Hope to meet up with you in London some time.

Congrats! Can’t way to work with you.

Harry Fahringer

April 6, 2011 at 3:07 am

Congrats Peter. You certainly did work hard for it.

Stian Didriksen

April 6, 2011 at 9:48 am

Congrats dude!


April 6, 2011 at 10:15 am



April 6, 2011 at 10:38 am

onaish, grats man!


April 6, 2011 at 11:19 am


Yay! Can’t wait to meet you. 🙂

A dream come true! We gaan je missen.

Succes, Liselot


April 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Hee wat een leuk bericht, gefeliciteerd!!

James MacLean

April 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Welcome! Looking forward to working with you!


April 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Congratulations! But just remember about us!


April 6, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Woow wat goed! Gefeliciteerd

Awesome! Congratulations, man!


April 8, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Congratulations! 🙂


April 10, 2011 at 8:16 pm



April 10, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Congrats peter! Expecting little great enhancement in Google Chrome Browser 🙂

Muhammad Elsayed

April 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Dear Peter, My hot congratulation despite of we don’t know each other 🙂


April 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Congrats dude


April 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm

my congratulation I’m little bit envy. good luck


April 10, 2011 at 10:03 pm

So you will not be in Amsterdam for Queens Day? or TNW conference just prior???

Peter Beverloo

April 10, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Thank you everyone, I truly appreciate all the responses! 🙂 It’s definitely a very exciting change for me and I look forward very much to starting my job in London.

Jon, Dinu, LeRoy, I do intend to continue with the updates, they just have to change. While nothing is definite yet, there are a lot of people who like them and who have offered to help me finding a new way of making them.

Peter Gasston, I’d really like to meet you as well! Your post asking why there were no updates like this for WebKit was one of the reasons for me to start making them.

Aussiewebmaster, while I’m not planning to attend TNW, I will be around in Amsterdam. Feel free to mail/tweet if you’d like to meet up.

Lex, Met wat luchtbedden moeten we een heel eind komen, haha!

Bravo Peter,

On the Chrome team, will you be dabbling with Chrome’s accessibility extensions? Love to read about your experiences here if you plan on writing about them so you can look back 10 years from now and see how much you’ve improved. Good move on your part to simplify and uncommit yourself.


April 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm



April 13, 2011 at 12:20 am

Peterrr, i knew you would get it! congrats!!


April 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm

Congratulations !


April 23, 2011 at 4:11 am

I just started reading your blog and I thought, “damn, this guy should work for Google.” Congrats!


April 25, 2011 at 8:32 pm


We are also excited!!.



August 31, 2011 at 7:10 pm