Keynote: HTML5 is the Flash

Researcher, W3C and CWI

Keynote: HTML5 is the new FlashTrack: Keynote Date: May 5, 2016 Time: 9:15 am - 10:00 am View session

Expert panelTrack: Expert panel Date: May 4, 2016 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm View session

  • Internet pioneer, and usability expert involved with the Web from its very beginnings
  • Researches how underlying technologies can be designed to improve the user experience
  • Co-designed many of the web technologies in use today, such as HTML, XHTML, CSS, RDFa and XForms

Steven Pemberton is a researcher at CWI, The Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam, the first non-military internet site in Europe. His research is in interaction, and how the underlying software architecture can support users. He co-designed the ABC programming language that formed the basis for Python.

Involved with the Web since the beginning, he organised two workshops at the first Web Conference in 1994, and chaired the first W3C Style Sheets and Internationalisation workshops. For the best part of a decade he chaired the W3C HTML working group, and has co-authored many web standards, including HTML, XHTML, CSS, XForms and RDFa. He now chairs the W3C Forms working group, and was until recently a member of the ODF (Open Document Format) technical committee.

He speaks and writes regularly on the effects of technology design.

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