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Sam Dutton at the 2011 Barcelona Dev Fest

Sam Dutton

I am a Developer Advocate for Google Chrome.

I maintain, which provides simplest possible examples of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

I grew up in South Australia, went to university in Sydney, and have lived since 1986 in London.

From 2008 to 2010 I was a Senior Engineer at BBC R&D Prototyping and WP5 Technical Lead for the P2P-Next project.

From 1999 to 2008 I worked for ITN, where I built the Shotlister news video cataloguing application using the Qt framework.

I've designed and coded lots of web sites, including previous incarnations of,, and

I used to be a governor at Ravenstone School in Balham, south London, and co-ran two Code Clubs.

I've had a blog since 2001 at, but there's not much to see. More recently I've blogged at

I've presented at lots of events including Google I/O and Chrome Dev Summit:

...written articles for HTML5 Rocks:

...and a couple of posts for the BBC:

I have several Spotify playlists:

Email: samdutton at gmail dot com



Twitter: @sw12

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