The browser wars are still going strong. New entrants are joining all the time. APIs and plugins are expanding the definition of a browser. Even while the browser is gaining new pawers conflicting standards and conventions are causing headaches for developers. This panel will let you address the browser groups directly.
Dion Almaer is the founder of a brand new company named Set Direction where he has the pleasure of working with Ben Galbraith. The pair co-founded Ajaxian.com together and they are now focused on helping developers deliver fantastic experiences and working to set the direction of the software industry as a whole.
Dion has been a technologist and a developer writing Web applications since it took over from Gopher. He has been fortunate enough to speak around the world, has published many articles, a book, and of course covers life the universe and everything on his blog at almaer.com/blog.
He has been called a human aggregator, and you can see that in full force if you follow him on Twitter @dalmaer.
Ben Galbraith is the head of product and developer relations for Google’s Developer Product group. Prior to Google, Ben has alternated between entrepreneurial and executive roles across companies in many industries, such as Mozilla, Palm/HP, and Walmart. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and eight children.
Brendan holds a BS in math and computer science from Santa Clara University and an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois.
His recent projects include Web Components, ES6 features including Classes and Promises, and Service Workers. Previously he helped build Chrome Frame and led the Dojo Toolkit project. Alex plays for Team Web.
Rob Mauceri is the group program manager for Windows Internet Explorer and led the team responsible for the recently released IE9. For the last 15 years Rob worked on Microsoft’s web services, platform, and tools across Office and Windows. Before coming to Microsoft, Rob was a developer at Vermeer Technologies, creator of FrontPage, and The MathWorks where he helped create the first Windows version of MATLAB and SIMULINK.
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