Paul Irish

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Paul Irish
Paul Irish.jpg
Born (1982-07-23) July 23, 1982 (age 33)
Residence San Francisco
Nationality United States

B.S. in Technical, Professional and Scientific Communication

from Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Occupation Developer Relations
Employer Google
Notable work jQuery, Modernizr, Yeoman, HTML5 Boilerplate

Paul Irish is an American front-end engineer and a developer advocate for Google Chrome, the most popular web browser in the world by market share.[1][2] He is widely recognized as a thought leader and a leading evangelist in web technologies, including JavaScript and CSS.[3][4][5][6] In 2014, he was named Developer of the Year by The Net Awards for his contributions to the web development landscape and his participation in many of the most popular open source projects.[7]

Front-end development[edit]

Irish has created, contributed to, or led the development of many of the most popular front-end web development resources and JavaScript libraries:[8]

HTML5 evangelism[edit]

Irish has created or was a key contributor to many websites in an effort to encourage browser and web developers to move to HTML5:[9]

  • Move The Web Forward: A website encouraging web developers to learn more and participate in the development community.
  • W3Fools: A website dedicated to educating the web developer community about the problems with W3Schools, a popular web technology reference resource.
  • WebPlatform: A collaboration to create a comprehensive web technology documentation wiki similar to the Mozilla Developer Network. Participants include the W3C, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Facebook, and others.
  • Chrome Status: Documentation of which HTML5 features have been implemented in Chrome and Chrome for Android.
  • HTML5 Readiness: A visualization of which HTML5 and CSS3 features have been implemented in which browsers.
  • HTML5 Rocks: A website dedicated to HTML5 education, tutorials, news, and more.
  • CSS3 Please: A tool for interactively learning and developing CSS3.
  • HTML5 Please: A reference for HTML5 features and when and how it is safe to use them in production code.

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