Panel Q&A Discussion

A session at State of the Browser 2013

Saturday 20th April, 2013

4:15pm to 5:00pm (GMT)

In this panel all the browser representatives will be able to answer questions from the audience

About the speakers

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Andreas Bovens

Opera for Android PM, DevRel lead — Opera Software

Andreas has been with Opera since 2007: first as QA engineer and web evangelist in Tokyo, then as group leader Developer Relations working from Opera's Oslo HQ. In February he became Product Manager for Opera Extensions, and a member of Opera's Web Standards group.

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Christian Heilmann

Londoner, German, European. Developer Evangelist - all things open web, writing and helping. Works at Microsoft on Edge, opinions totally my own. #nofilter bio from Twitter

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

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Jake Archibald

Googler. I want the web to do what native does best, and fast. No thoughts go unpublished. 'IMO' implicit. bio from Twitter

Jake works in Google Chrome's developer relations team, working on specs, testing implementations, and ensuring developers have tools to make their jobs less painful. He's a big fan of time-to-render optimisations, progressive enhancement, and all of that responsive stuff.

Prior to Google, Jake worked at Lanyrd on their mobile web site, and for the BBC working on JavaScript libraries and standards.

Outside of the web, Jake likes F1 and nice beer.

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Alp Toker

British Programmer, Web Browser Technologist and team lead at Nuanti Browser Labs. The Web is the Platform: Let's make it Awesome!

Alp Toker is a British programmer and web browser technologist. In 1994, he developed one of the earliest browsers, and at age 11 attained an A Level in Computer Science with his work on web rendering technology.

Since 2006 Alp has become one of the first team leads on the WebKit project outside of Apple’s own Safari group. His developments on mobile browsing have been incorporated into iPhone, and the porting layer has since formed the underpinning of the Android browser and Google Chrome.

Alp believes in the browser as an agent of change, having worked on projects like WebKit for OLPC to give Internet access to children in developing countries. His company Nuanti is instrumental in HTML5 video, CSS3, ACID3 and web accessibility that lets vision-impaired users “see” the web.

Alp Toker continues to realise his dream at Nuanti where he’s heading up Boot2WebKit, a new OS for connected TV, game consoles and smart devices built on open web standards.

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Martin Beeby

Developer Evangelist at Oracle. Previously at Microsoft. bio from Twitter

Martin Beeby works for Microsoft where he talks to developers about HTML5, Windows 8 and the web. Martin has been developing since he was 16 and over the past 12 years has worked on projects with many major brands including National Rail Enquiries, The Financial Times and Tesco.

Martin has written articles for, and been featured in .net Magazine, ZDNet, the Microsoft Developer Network, Ubelly.com

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Paul Kinlan

Web Dev Advocate @ Google. Making mobile web better. Progressive Web Apps, Mr Web Intents. Dev of many things including Twollo, Twe2, Ahoyo, FriendDeck and /web bio from Twitter

Developer Advocate at Google on Chrome. Mobile BadAss. Mr Web Intents. Developer of many techie things including Twollo, Twe2, Topicala, Ahoyo and FriendDeck.

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Time 4:15pm5:00pm GMT

Date Sat 20th April 2013


Main Room, Ravensbourne

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Books by speaker

  • The Art & Science of JavaScript
  • Web Development Solutions
  • Web Accessibility

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