About Me

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Hey there! I’m Sam! I work at Google as a Developer Advocate for Chrome OS!

Prior to Google, I worked at IBM as the UI Architect for Websites and Platform for Watson, the Agile Team Experience Lead for the CIO, and the engineering lead for IBM’s Digital Technical Engagement team. I got my start with the New York State Senate and have worked for the World Economic Forum and NBCUniversal where a love of Open Source, Open Government, and generally an Open World were instilled and reinforced.

I do quite a bit of public speaking and training. Most of my presentations are available online, with some even having videos! If you see me out at a conference, come say hi! I also have contributed a lot of open source work, which you can get to from my GitHub page.

If you wanna chat with me, the best way to is to ping me on Mastodon @[email protected]. If you like pictures of food, I’m on Instagram too. If it’s something about one of the projects I maintain, please file an issue instead of pinging me directly. I’ve also got a handy list of links for all the ways to connect with me.

Conference Bios

The Personal

Sam Richard, better known as Snugug throughout the Internet, is a developer with design tendencies and a love of building open source tools to help with both. Sam geeks out on content strategy, team process, and cultural transformation. His social media feed, though, is mostly food.

Sam is currently working at Google to help companies build and deliver their web applications for Chrome and Chrome OS.

The Professional

Sam Richard, better known as Snugug throughout the Internet, is a Developer Advocate for Chrome OS at Google. He has a background leading software architecture, development, design, and strategy for the web at Fortune 100 companies, and loves being able to share the knowledge he’s gained doing so with anyone interested through teaching, speaking, and open source work. Outside of work, Sam is an avid amateur chef, foodie, and photographer, and often combines all three.

Licenses For My Site

All of the code and writing on this site falls under the licenses outlined for the actual site itself! Everything is open sourced!


You know, the standard views and opinions are my own spiel. I speak for myself, not for any current, former, or future employers, or the communities I’m a member of, even if my words are echoed by others, or even myself in a official alter-ego.

To the best of my knowledge, all code and writing is original, derivative under or from an acceptable license, or appropriately credited.