Get ready for a new wave of cross platform mobile/web games and apps
For those who are also game people, it may interest you to know that once upon a time Douglas Crockford worked at Atari, Lucasfilm, and Paramount. Check out his Expurgation of Maniac Mansion for a smile.
Steve Souders Steve works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. He previously served as Chief Performance Yahoo!. Steve is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He is the creator of YSlow a top 25 Firefox add-on, HTTP Archive, Cuzillion, Jdrop, ControlJS, and Browserscope. He serves as co-chair of O'Reilly's Velocity web performance conference and is co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. Steve chooses venues carefully, grab a seat.
Peter Lubbers Senior Director Technical Communication, Kaazing. Peter lives and breathes HTML5. Even his car has the California HTML5 license plate. Peter is the co-author of Pro HTML5 Programming and the co-founder of the San Francisco HTML5 User Group, the largest HTML5 User Group in the world. Peter frequently speaks at web events and teaches cutting-edge HTML5 training courses all over the world. Twitter @peterlubbers
Lilli Thompsen Google. Lilli will be presenting PlayN is an open source game library that allows developers to write and debug in Java via the Google Web Toolkit and simultaneously create WebGL / HTML5 canvas, Android, and Flash builds. PlayN is the toolkit used to make the Google HTML5 Angry Birds game.
Peter Relan CEO Crowdstar, CEO YouWeb and Exec Chairman of Sibblingz and iSwifter. Extremely few people combine strategic investment prowess, the ability to mentor others, and technical creative brilliance. Most people know Peter Relan as mastermind behind YouWeb, the worlds first successful game oriented incubator with OpenFeint in the news, and as CEO of Crowdstar. In reality, Peter has been involved with brilliant inventions as diverse as internet networking and PayPal. He is quite involved with the HTML5 space at the moment and will share some of his strategic insights and predictions in a fireside chat.
Josh Elman What do Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn all have in common beside stunning success? If you answered Josh Elman you are correct. Josh served as Program Manager Facebook Platform, Product Manager for Twitter and Senior Product Manager for LinkedIn. Google+ may wish to take note. Obviously, one of best platform and product managers in the business. Josh will be joining us on the business fireside chats to add a very inside oppinion on trends and topics involving HTML5 and the worlds most popular social platforms.
James Williams Co-Creator Griffon Project author of the upcoming book "Learning HTML5 Game Programming" for Addison-Wesley. Dave will give us an intro to HTML5 Game Programming emphasizing WebGL (3d browser technology with no plugins). Based on OpenGL ES, WebGL brings the 3D world to the browser without any plugins. For the first time, the browser has access to a powerful graphics pipeline comparable to what is available on the desktop.
Michael Mullany VP Products & Marketing & Interim CEO Sencha. Animations are built on top of CSS Transforms and Transitions, and provide a keyframe-based animation technology for web page animation. Michael will cover the elements of CSS transitions and transforms and the state of their implementation in current browsers. Also given Michaels savvy and Sencha's success making HTML5 based SDKs and tools we hope he joins one of the business chats also.