When I was a 17-year-old noob, I went to the technical school in my hometown and got to know a browser called Firebird, which would later be called Firefox. I was immediately attracted by this new browser; Firebird was fresh, radiated excitement, but offered a number of developer tools that made learning the front-end development easier and more enjoyable. At that moment I knew that one day I had to go to Mozilla.
It took me a decade to get to Mozilla and I could not have been more excited, proud and scared. In my nearly six years I've worked on and contributed to a dozen exciting projects at Mozilla, from MDN to Firefox OS to WebVR to the ServiceWorker Cookbook, and so on … but I've never forgotten how to make so much of that early browser have held, so the following for me so emotionally announced: I am pleased to announce that I will be part of the DevTools team of Mozilla .
I come back to the front-end.
I come back to what brought me here.
I realize the dream that I had as a teenager.
I'm coming back home.
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