The Chronicles of Web Standard II: Prince Comet
Date/Time: 3/31/2010 Wed 6:00-9:00pm
Event: The Chronicles of Web Standard - The Voyage of the HTML5
Location: Google, Mountain View Campus
Address: Maxwell Tech Talk at 1300 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94043
Moderator: Kevin Nilson, Principal Software Architect at Large Financial
Ben Galbraith, Co-founder at Ajaxian.com
Brad Neuberg, Developer at Google
Chet Haase, Adobe Flex SDK team member
Michael Carter, Founder at Orbited Project & Official Contributor for W3C HTML5
This panel will cover how HTML5 will change the web. You will learn what the major advantages and disadvantages of HTML5. What parts of HTML5 will have the biggest impacts on the web. What will be the adoption rate of HTML5. When should you learn HTML5.
7:20 - 8:30 Panel Discussion (Full Panel, moderated by Kevin Nilson)
8:30 - 8:45 Q/A
8:45 - 9:00 Raffle & Network
Co-founder at Ajaxian.com
Ben Galbraith is the director of developer relations at Palm and the co-founder of Ajaxian.com. Ben has long juggled interests in both business and tech, having written his first computer program at six years old, started his first business at ten, and entered the IT workforce at twelve. He has delivered hundreds of technical presentations world-wide, produced several technical conferences, and co-authored over a half-dozen books. He has enjoyed a variety of business and technical roles throughout his career, including CEO, CIO, CTO, and Chief Software Architect roles in medical, publishing, media, manufacturing, advertising, software and internet industries. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and five children.
Michael has always been driven to understand what makes scalable systems tick, particularly real-time, browser-facing systems. He is especially focused on standardizing a protocol for Comet (HTTP Push) to ensure that all developers can benefit from his research on Comet and real-time Web infrastructures.
Beginning in 2006, Michael founded and led the development of Orbited, the Open Source Comet daemon, for two years. In his work with Orbited he has made significant advances not only in backporting future standards to today's browsers, but also in experimenting with various server architectures for real-time applications. Much of his involvement with the project has centered on creating scalable Comet technology and providing solid integration points with today's synchronous, request/response-based technologies.
Michael frequently speaks at conferences, participates in drafting standards, and interacts closely with Open Source communities. His recent speaking engagements include OSCON, Pycon, and AjaxExperience. Michael is also an active CometDaily blogger where he has written several articles on topics related to scaling Comet and Web frameworks.
Computer Scientist at Adobe
Chet Haase is a senior computer scientist on the Flex SDK team at Adobe, focusing on graphics issues and features. In a former life, he worked for Sun Microsystems as a client architect in the Desktop Java group, working with client technologies such as Java 2D, Swing, AWT, and deployment. He is coauthor with Romain Guy of the book Filthy Rich Clients: Developing Animated and Graphical Effects for Desktop Java Applications. He and Guy are presenting a session on filthy rich clients, beyond Java.
Principal Software Architect at Large Financial Firm
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