WebDU 2011
WebDU: The antipodean web developer conference
Thurs 3rd - Fri 4th May 2012 Sydney, Australia
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BOF: HTML5: Silver bullet or standards hodgepodge?

Building cross-channel experiences, responsive design, serious Javascript rich apps, animations or working with video? Hows the emerging HTML5 standard working out for you? Learn what we can bank on, what's mired in controversy, and who's building with what.

  • Difficulty: General

Speakers

Alex Danilo (Google, Sydney)

Alex has spent over a decade on various W3C working groups developing the standards we all know and love, all while running a couple of start ups doing web engines for mobile and embedded markets. He's shown off his web technology based products at CES and NAB in Vegas, IBC in Amsterdam, multiple trade shows in Japan and now works at Google, spreading the good word about HTML5 and Chrome. More...

Dmitry Baranovskiy (Sydney, Australia)

Dmitry started in the IT industry as back-end web developer in 2000. He then moved into graphic design and finally onto front-end web development soon after. This background helps him understand a broad range of front-end goodness: from pixel pushing to complex JavaScript and XSLT development. More...

Vaughan Knight (Nokia, Sydney)

Vaughan has over 12 years experience working in the mobile and online space, leading cutting edge projects across media & telecommunications. Most recently he has been focused on delivering new interactive experiences for customers on web and mobile, and has found himself diving deep into HTML5. In doing so Vaughan has worked very closely pushing the limits of the HTML5 canvas, audio, and video, and has gained insights into the future of HTML5 as an entertainment platform. More...

Matt Ward (Google, USA)

Matt is one of the engineers that pushes the YouTube Flash video player to the limit. He studied computer science at Columbia University and his passion is creating amazing user experiences. Prior to YouTube, Matt was a freelance designer/ developer and an intern at College Humor. If he isn’t coding or sketching a new, crazy design, you can find him surfing or skiing somewhere in California. More...

Vince Baskerville (TripLingo, USA)

I'm a co-founder and VP of Production for a startup: TripLingo, and I maintain an industry blog at VincentJordan.com, and ran 8BitFeed.com. I've been working as a Developer and Designer for over a decade and I'm known for crafting highly intuitive/engaging digital product — in addition for being an adrenaline junkie! I've had the opportunity to work for the military (I was enlisted in the US Navy and did various consulting work afterwards), educational institutions, creative agencies and startups. That said, currently much of my time is being focused on TripLingo, a language learning multi-platform application and being an awesome husband. More...

Terry Ryan (Adobe, USA)

I'm a Worldwide Developer Evangelist for Adobe. My job basically entails me traveling the world and talking about the developer tools and technologies that Adobe has to offer or that we support. More...

Greg Schechter (YouTube, USA)

Greg is a fearless web warrior, fighting for browser and website progress. While training at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, he published articles with the Opera Web Standards Curriculum. Subsequently, he went on to battle alongside many different web companies, including Amazon, Yahoo, and Google. His current alliance is with YouTube, where he spearheads the movement for HTML5 video capabilities. More...

Alex Danilo (Google, Sydney) Dmitry Baranovskiy (Sydney, Australia) Vaughan Knight (Nokia, Sydney) Matt Ward (Google, USA) Vince Baskerville (TripLingo, USA) Terry Ryan (Adobe, USA) Greg Schechter (YouTube, USA)