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How the Web Will Save Publishing: Andrew Betts, FT Labs

A session at Hacks/Hackers San José

Tuesday 3rd December, 2013

6:30pm to 8:30pm (SJMT)

Andrew is a PHP and JavaScript developer and director of the Financial Times' Labs division, which works on experimental web technologies and develops products such as the FT web app. Prior to FT Labs, Andrew founded the web consulting firm Assanka, which spent 8 years working on innovative web projects for clients including News International, The Economist Group and the FT, before being acquired by the FT in January 2012.

Andrew's talk will focus on how attitudes to news consumption are changing, in particular how technology companies are creating a better user experience. He'll discuss the benefits of HTML5 technology and how it provides more opportunity for publishers to broaden the reach of their content by adapting it for a range of devices.

Digital revenues now account for approximately a third of the FT’s total revenue and in 2012 digital subscribers surpassed print circulation for the first time.

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Time 6:30pm8:30pm SJMT

Date Tue 3rd December 2013

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