About

Photo of Chris Palmer by Kate
McKinley.
Photo by Kate McKinley.

Hi, I’m Chris. I love music, software, books, and Sunday evenings on the couch, looking out my window at the town. I’ve been living in San Francisco since 2001, although that’s becoming increasingly untenable.

I work at Google as a software security engineer on Chrome, where I work on hardening Chrome’s underpinnings and securing the web platform runtime. I used to be on the Android team at Google. Previously, I was the Technology Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a security engineering consultant at iSEC Partners (now NCC Group), and a web developer. Majoring in linguistics and in French literature prepared me well for these jobs, weirdly.

I’ve played in a bunch of bands and have played on other people’s records too.

I’ve also played with other bands, including Boshuda and Birthing Of Millions. (I’m not on that recording, but you should buy it anyway.)