Sam Thorogood — Engineer at Google Australia since 2009. I enjoy board games, travel, emoji, design discussions and long walks on the beach. My partner Dr Nicky Ringland founded Grok Learning and is at the Australian Computing Academy.

I'm in the Developer Platforms team at Google. I've helped build Santa Tracker, Drive, Chrome, App Engine, Google Wave, and Maps on iOS. I've worked on events like I/O and CDS.

Aeons ago, I studied CS at the University of Sydney. My 1st class Honours thesis discussed files and their relationships. I return regularly to teach at NCSS.



Fast, searchable offline-ready Emoji catalog site, featuring AMP for initial load and PWA on future loads.

The Web Is Dead! Long Live The Web!

Talk given at LCA2018 on the modern web, why it “died”, and how it’s coming back—with its capabilities catching up with its reach. Talk sides are an installable PWA here.


ES6 Modules in the Real World

Broad modules talk given at the Polymer Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. Not specifically related to Polymer, applicable to all JS projects.