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Christian Heilmann - 9.55am
Web Architect and standards evangelist at Yahoo UK: Frontloaded and zipped up - do loose types sink ships.
Christian Heilmann is a geek and hacker by heart. He's been a professional web developer for about eleven years and worked his way through several agencies up to Yahoo where he delivered Yahoo Maps Europe and Yahoo Answers.
He's been nominated standards champion of the year 2008 by .net magazine in the UK and currently sports the fashionable job title "International Developer Evangelist" spending his time going from conference to conference and university to university to speak and train people on systems provided by Yahoo and other web companies that want to make this web thing work well for everybody.
Frontloaded and zipped up - do loose types sink ships?
Christian's talk (mp3 25Mb)
Robert Nyman - 11.10am
Roberts's talk (mp3 22Mb)
Peter-Paul Koch - 11.55am
The author of the infinitely useful QuirksMode talking about: W3C Widgets.
Peter-Paul Koch is a freelance front-end consultant, agent, and trainer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He has won international renown with his browser compatibility research, frequently speaks at conferences, has founded Fronteers, the Dutch association of front-end professionals, and advises browser vendors on their implementation of the web standards.
On the Web he is universally known as ppk.
His grandfather was a coffee planter on Java, so he is genetically predetermined to be an expert on most languages that have "Java" in their name.
In this session we'll discuss W3C Widgets and why they are the future of the mobile Web. We'll also take a look at various practical problems that surround the creation of W3C Widgets and mobile websites. Although web developers are well prepared for many of the browser incompatibilities they're sure to encounter, there are some special problems that occur only on mobile devices. We will discuss these problems.
If the mobile web is new to you you'll be shocked by the sheer size of the problems mobile devices create, and the sheer depth of our ignorance. Nonetheless, there is a thin ray of light at the end of the tunnel, and we'll end on a more positive note by looking to the future.
PPK's talk (mp3 23Mb)
Stuart Langridge - 2.10pm
Code and writings (and the occasional rant) are to be found at kryogenix.org; Stuart is to be found outside in the rain looking for the smoking area.
Here you'll find information on the parts that are coming up that maybe you knew about, the parts coming up that you may be excited to discover, and some thoughts on what's standing between us and greatness.
Stuarts's talk (mp3 22Mb)
Todd Kloots - 2.55pm
Frontend engineer working on the YUI library, talking about More accessible user interfaces with ARIA.
Todd Kloots is a frontend engineer based in San Francisco. With ten years of industry experience, Todd has spent the past seven years at Yahoo! working on products such as Yahoo! Mail, and most-recently, the Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library.
Through his role at Yahoo! Todd evangelises the use of web standards, is an advocate for accessibility, and a frequent contributor to the YUI Blog. When he's not writing code, Todd can be found working on his other passion: hunting down the perfect cup of espresso in cafes in San Francisco.
More accessible user interfaces with ARIA
ARIA is a W3C specification that can be used to dramatically improve the accessibility of DHTML widgets and rich interaction patterns (like drag and drop). This talk provides practical tips and design patterns for using ARIA to create accessible user interfaces that work across all of the various combinations of browsers and assistive technology that support ARIA.
Additionally, this talk will focus on the tools and methodologies developers need to test ARIA in order to ensure the best possible user experience.
Todd's talk (mp3 23Mb)
Jake Archibald - 4.10pm
Outside of the BBC, Jake is a keen photographer, photoshopper, and keeps in touch with his previous life as a Flash & PHP developer.
Optimising where it hurts
In this session we'll challenge assumptions about performance, using practical code to demonstrate the optimisations that really make a difference, and why they make a difference.
Jake's talk (mp3 21Mb)
Simon Willison - 4.55pm
Simon Willison is a speaker, writer, developer and all-round web technology enthusiast. Simon works for Guardian News and Media as a technical architect for both guardian.co.uk and the forthcoming Guardian Developer Network. Before joining the Guardian Simon worked as a consultant for clients that included the BBC, Automattic and GCap Media.
Simon is a past member of Yahoo!'s Technology Development team, where his projects included the initial prototype of FireEagle, Yahoo!'s location broker API. Prior to Yahoo! he worked at the Lawrence Journal-World, an award winning local newspaper in Kansas.
Simon is a co-creator of the Django web framework, and a passionate advocate for Open Source and standards-based development. He maintains a popular Web development weblog at simonwillison.net
Simon's write up
Simon's talk (mp3 21Mb)