• Dave Arel
  • Director of JavaScript Engineering Belly
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Dave Arel is a product engineer specializing in client-side web technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3. As the Director of JavaScript Engineering and Head of Front-End at Belly, he is directly responsible for the development of their HTML5 iPad application which is used by thousands of businesses and millions of users. So when it's not working properly, blame him. Dave is easily recognizable by his lack of hair and eau de hockey-bag cologne.


  • Accelerate your Mobile Application with the GPU
  • Time: 4:00pm - 4:50pm | Room: Pacific LM

Hardware Acceleration is the act of utilizing hardware to perform tasks faster than it is possible to perform in Software.

CSS3 Introduced a way to hackishly offload some of our visual rendering tasks that had previously been performed by the CPU, to the fast-and-furious GPU. While overtime many engineers have begun to utilize hardware acceleration, many still don't understand the full potential, especially in mobile.

This presentation is a behind-the-browser introduction to the GPU, and the performance enhancements it can provide mobile applications.