Thursday, August 22

3:30 pm - 4:10 pm

Celebrating 30 Years and Enhancing the Web Commons

Exception Stage

About the event

In the past 30 years, the Web Platform has come to enable so much of our modern world. We're all familiar with the most obvious examples, but did you know the Web Platform has been used to create phone applications, games, art, billboards, kiosks, print, television, automobile and appliance interfaces? In this talk, I'll show how pervasive and fundamental the use of web technologies is, and why it's important to protect the commons of the Web Platform. I will present the interesting history of shrewd decisions, happy accidents, struggles and wrong turns that led us to this point. Then, we'll take a look at the complex realities of standards work today. How can we tend the Web Platform to keep it flourishing for another 30 years and beyond? What do we need to be prioritizing right now? And how can you get involved from the trenches of web development?


Brian Kardell

Developer Advocate at Igalia. Original Co-author/Co-signer of The Extensible Web Manifesto Co-Founder/Chair, W3C Extensible Web CG Member, W3C (The JS Foundation) Co-author of HitchJS Blogger Art, Science & History Lover Standards Geek