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2/28/07 Browser War Episode II
Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
Browser Wars: Episode II Attack of the DOMs
Attack of the DOMs is very relevant in this Browser Wars Episode II as Web 2.0 increasingly utilizes AJAX in interface design, functionality and web applications. Each browser implements its supported DOM. IE7 is known to suffer in performance from memory leaks that are related to its inherited DOM architectural design. Firefox quickly gains popularity with its DOM strategy among Web 2.0 communities with faster loading time. DOM Level 2 CSS allows programs and scripts to dynamically access and update the content and of style sheets documents. No designers can deny the importance of the interaction between CSS and DOM in rendering site design properly across browsers.
Internet Future is as foggy as San Francisco Fog. What would DOM Level 3, CSS2, CSS3, Acid Test 2, Acide Test 3, Microformat, Microbrowser advancement bring to Web 2.0 communities? Joy or Sorrow? Excitement or Pain? Our browser expert, aka Yoda Master, Douglas Crockford from Yahoo, will be leading this WWW-shaking discussion with the world-renowned browser experts, Chris Wilson from IE, Mike Shaver from FireFox, and Håkon Wium Lie from Opera. These experts, aka Jedi Masters of its kind, will be calling their cards on the poker table. Would any of them accidentally fall off the table and fall into the Dark Side? We'll find out very soon. A world-famous movie like Star Wars can't survive in history without a soundtrack. A world wide web event like Browser Wars won't shine without a theme song. Our theme song is the soundtrack from the movie High School Musical - We're All In This Together. This song is chosen to express the fact that Web Builders and Browsers must work together to make innovations for the future.
What: Browser Wars: Episode II Attack of the DOMs
When: Feb 28, 2007 Wed 6:00pm
Where: Yahoo Building C, 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale , California 94089
Who: Douglas Crockford, Architect at Yahoo & Founder of JSON (Moderator & Host)
Chris Wilson, Group Program Manager of the Internet Explorer Platform at Microsoft
Mike Shaver, Director of Ecosystem Development at Mozilla Corporation
Håkon Wium Lie, CTO at Opera & Founder of CSS
Lou Gervais, Founder of Silicon Valley Webguild & Technical Development SIG (MC)
Required Registration: http://browserwarii.eventbrite.com
Our Theme Song: We're All In This Together from High School Musical Movie Soundtrack
6:00pm Registration/Networking/Exhibits/Complimentary Refreshments
6:30pm Session I - Technical Presentations
Chris Wilson - IE
Mike Shaver - FireFox
Håkon Wium Lie - Opera
7:40pm Session II - Browser Wars Discussion
Gourmet dinner is available at Yahoo café URLs from 4:30pm-8:30pm (Avg $5)
Complimentary coffee, espresso, mochas, ice drinks are available at Coffebar Benatrees until 8pm
Soda fountains will be available at all times
Host - Yahoo, Inc.
Complimentary Refreshments - Sponsored by Yahoo, Inc.
Promotional Gifts - Sponsored by Yahoo, Inc.
Giveaways: Sponsored by Microsoft IE
Exhibits: Microsoft Internet Explorer Developer Center
| Douglas Crockford |
Architect at Yahoo! & Founder of JSON
Douglas Crock is a product of our public school system. A registered voter, he owns his own car. He has developed office automation systems. He did research in games and music at Atari. He was Director of Technology at Lucasfilm. He was Director of New Media at Paramount. He was the founder and CEO of Electric Communities/Communities.com. He was founder and CTO of State Software, where he discovered JSON. He is now an architect at Yahoo!.
| Håkon Wium Lie |
CTO of Opera & Founder of CSS
Håkon Wium Lie is the CTO of Opera Software. His job is to make sure Opera remains a better, smaller and faster browser than the one you know. Before joining Opera in 1999, Håkon worked at W3C where he was responsible for the development of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), a concept he first proposed while working with Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in 1994. Håkon holds a MS degree in Visual Studies from the MIT Media Lab. Also, he is a director of YesLogic, the company behind PrinceXML, a CSS-based web-to-PDF formatter.
| Chris Wilson |
Group Program Manager of IE Platform at Microsoft
Chris Wilson is the group program manager of the Internet Explorer Platform at Microsoft. He’s worked on web browsers since 1993, when he co-authored the first version of NCSA Mosaic for Windows. Since 1995, he’s worked on Microsoft’s web platform. In this 13-year-running saga, he’s inflicted good (first implementation of Cascading Style Sheets in IE) and bad (overlapping <B> and <I> tags) on the world, and figures his karma will be even by 2012 the way he’s going. In his free time, he enjoys photography and hiking with his wife and one-year-old daughter, and scuba diving in the chilly waters of Puget Sound as a PADI Assistant Instructor. With any free money, he replaces the cameras he's destroyed by taking them underwater for dive photography. Occasionally he remembers to share his thoughts on his blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/cwilso.
Founder of Silicon Valley Webguild & Technical Development SIG
Mr. Gervais is one of the founding members of the Silicon Valley WebGuild and founder of the Silicon Valley WebGuild Technical Development SIG. Mr. Gervais was president from 1999 to 2003 of the Silicon Valley WebGuild that was one of the largest and most active chapters of the Association of Internet Professionals (AIP). Mr. Gervais held a seat on the AIP board of directors during 2002. The AIP was dissolved in 2003 and the Silicon Valley Webguild continued on its own. Mr. Gervais chaired the Silicon Valley WebGuild Technical Development SIG from 1998 to 2002. He designed several web based HTML and XML foundation courses, and worked on the National Board to develop the Webmaster certification exams.
Mr. Gervais has very rich and diverse experiences with many areas of technology. He successfully implemented Web infrastructures for Internet, Extranets, and Intranets at both Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Amdahl Corp. Mr. Gervais was responsible for development and management of Web teams, e-Commerce vendor relationships, development, production, and maintenance of all Web activities. Mr. Gervais also directed and managed development, manufacturing and distribution processes at LinuxSolve Inc., a small startup.
Prior to LinuxSolve and Cypress, Mr. Gervais spent 22 years at Amdahl and held several national technical support positions and was responsible for the successful design, development and implementation of the Web architecture and a key member of the Web Council. Mr. Gervais managed several large development projects and was responsible for their introduction into the market place. In terms of technological environments, Mr. Gervais has been directly involved in managing engineering projects for legacy 370 computer systems, MVS, VM, and UNIX on the mainframe, TCP/IP, Ethernet, Token-Ring, TCAM, VTAM, VSAM, compliance and certification for FCC, CSA, and VDE, and system ESD robustness. Mr. Gervais has a degree in Statistical Quality Control Management and Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.
For fun, Mr. Gervais like to design and build wood products and he also designed and built his own car in 1981-1982, a replica of a 1929 Mercedes SSK, which he has been driving since. Currently, Mr. Gervais is retired and likes to help people by being a good neighbor. You may find him in and around Paradise California where he may be doing one or more of the following: fixing most anything, designing and building custom items of wood, or teaching people how to use a PC or other items they have. Mr. Gervais also continues to consult on web design and support issue. Mr. Gervais' motto is: "Make It Happen."
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