State of the Browser (#lwsbrowser)

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Ravensbourne, 9am to 5pm Saturday, 28th April 2012.

2012 is an exciting time for the web. Representatives from Opera, Google, Mozilla and Microsoft will be on hand to show us how their browser technologies are being used to bring the web to tablets, smartphones, games consoles and television. Keynote talks, Q&A’s, breakout sessions and socialising will give you a better understanding of the modern, cross-platform web.

  • @mahemoff Michael Mahemoff (@mahemoff) Michael Mahemoff, Ph.D., is a full-stack HTML5 developer and writer. His most recent full-time role was at Google, where he helped developers bring out their best on the HTML5 and Chrome platforms. He has performed development, user experience, and developer relations roles in the past, and authored “Ajax Design Patterns” for O’Reilly to capture industry best practices as Ajax was taking off. He’s currently baking web apps independently with Ruby on Rails, NodeJS, and, of course, HTML5. He’s @mahemoff on Twitter and his homepage is

  • @thebeebs Martin Beeby (@thebeebs) Martin works for Microsoft where he evangelises HTML5 and the web. He’s been a developer since the late 90s and loves figuring out problems and experimenting with code.

  • @codepo8 Christian Heillman (@codepo8) Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. Originally coming from a radio journalism background, he built his first web site from scratch around 1997 and spent the following years working on lots of large, international web sites.

    He then spent a few years in Yahoo building products and explaining and training people and is now at Mozilla as the “Principal Evangelist”.

    Chris wrote and contributed to six books on web development and wrote many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashingmagazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and many more.

  • @stopsatgreen Peter Gasston (@stopsatgreen) Peter is a web developer, writer, public speaker, and author of The Book of CSS3. He blogs at Broken Links and tweets as @stopsatgreen. He likes history, gorillas, and Arsenal FC.

  • @paul_kinlan Paul Kinlan (@paul_kinlan) Developer Advocate at Google on Chrome. Mr Web Intents. Developer of many techie things including Twollo, Twe2, Topicala, Ahoyo and FriendDeck.

  • @flexewebs Jason Grant (@flexewebs) Jason has worked on UX design for some of the largest web programmes in the world: Bupa, Directgov, Lloyds Banking Group, EON Energy Fit, Legal & General, etc. He made his way initially through back and front end development and is now exploring the depths of Experience Architecture field. He has special interest in game design, service design and product design. He can be regularly seen working throughout the night at hack days around London.

  • @seb_ly Seb Lee-Delisle (@seb_ly) Seb Lee-Delisle is a creative coder, speaker and teacher, working across platforms including JavaScript, Processing and openFrameworks. He works to bring people together with large scale installations like PixelPhones, interactive firework displays or glow-stick voting systems.

    His work has pushed the boundaries of what is possible both on and off the web, and won two BAFTAs with Plug-in Media, the agency he co-founded in 2004.

    A sought-after speaker, his recent Creative JavaScript / HTML5 workshop series sold out within hours. He co-hosts the Creative Coding Podcast, his blog can be found at and he tweets @seb_ly.

  • @brucel Bruce Lawson Bruce Lawson (@brucel) Bruce evangelises open web standards for Opera. He co-wrote Introducing HTML5 with Remy Sharp, and his new coffee-table book, “Mankini Magic: Gussets of Glory” is banned in 8 continents. Follow him at @brucel, or leave insulting comments at

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