• Chris Wilson
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Chris Wilson is an Open Web Platform Developer Advocate working on Chrome. He has also Co-chaired the W3C Working Group for HTML5 and been Platform Architect at Microsoft. He began working on web browsers in 1993 when he co-authored the original Windows version of NCSA Mosaic, went on to Microsoft to work on Internet Explorer for fifteen years, and joined Google in 2010. He has a particular interest in enabling awesome user experiences on the web platform, and is a long-time participant in various web standards working groups. In his free time, he enjoys photography, SCUBA diving, playing music and hiking with his wife and daughters. You can keep up with Chris at @cwilso and +ChrisWilson and cwilso.com


  • The Web, Reborn
  • Time: TBD | Room: TBD
The web has many unique and amazing attributes - low friction, reach, discoverability - but it has also suffered from poor reliability, low engagement, and in general a bad user experience of "apps" built on the web. This doesn't need to be. With new features like Service worker and push notification, and careful design of your web applications, killer web experiences are possible.