Emerging Technologies for the Web

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Proposal
Short Form
Intermediate

Excerpt

Imagine a world where a users favorite websites are integrated into their user agent, becoming a continuous part of their web experience. If that were your website, what more could you do?

Description

Imagine a world where a users favorite websites are integrated into their user agent, becoming a continuous part of their web experience. If that were your website, what more could you do? The boundaries between Desktop and the Web, Browser and Content, are slowly fading away as new techniques and technologies make the web more capable. In Mozilla we’ve experimented with a number of ideas around creating closer ties between the web and your user agent. Some projects, such as Browser ID and Web Apps are already making their way into production. We also have a number of new projects still in early stages, such as our new Social API, Device/Web APIs built for Boot to Gecko (B2G), Web Activities and similar APIs such as Web Intents. These new APIs for the web will allow websites to do more with less while enhancing user experience, privacy and security. I’ll show you how you can start to use and experiment with some of these new technologies.

Speaking experience

new talk though a similar one will be given at mozcamp in april. i've spoken at oscon, a couple php/py-tek conferences, FSOSS, LinuxFest NW, several conferences in europe such as eliberatica, just to name a few off the top of my head.

Speaker

  • Shane Caraveo

    Mozilla Labs

    Biography

    Shane Caraveo is a technologist working in Mozilla Labs exploring new ideas and
    functionality for the web. He is particularly interested in user-centric
    functionality around social networking and privacy as well as technologies that
    help foster the long-tail of the web. He currently resides in Vancouver, BC
    Canada, where he previously worked for ActiveState building tools for
    developers, building on top of Mozilla software. He’s been involved in building
    for the web since the late 90s as a part of the PHP development team. He’s been a developer, a product manager, a tinkerer and conference speaker.

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