Chris Wilson to Google – If You Can’t Beat ‘em, Join’em

Chris Wilson, a 15 year veteran Microsoft employee, one of the principal architects of Internet Explorer, and the Principal Program Manager of the Open Web Platform in Microsoft’s Developer Division, (working for the team that built the Chakra Javascript engine for Internet Explorer 9, currently in beta)  has resigned from Microsoft. He is joining Google in November 2010 as a Developer Advocate. This news comes courtesy of The Register, which points to Chris personal blog. Here’s why he says he’s joining Google: “I’m very excited to work for a company that invests so much in making the Web platform better for developers and consumers, and I hope that I can use this as an opportunity to not only do no evil, but to actively do good.”

The GoogleGazer would not be surprised to see Chris on the Chrome team once his non-compete agreement expires, but mean time, those of us developing for Google platforms, enjoy all that Chris can offer as an evangelist, as long as you can.

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