HTML5 Redux with Philippe Le Hegaret

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Date: October 1, 2010

Chapter: New York

ID: 14788097


Attendees: 78

Join us as we explore what's coming in HTML5 and how you might apply it to your next project.


HTML5 Redux

HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML. Along with technologies like SVG, CSS3, and various APIs, the HTML5 Platform aims at enabling rich Web applications, including video and graphic animation. Major Web browsers are all rushing to implement this new taht comes with many great new features such as:

  • New HTML elements and attributes
  • Built in APIs like Drag and Drop, Video, Audio, and Geolocation
  • CSS3 goodies: New Selectors, Borders, Media Queries, Transformations, Transitions, etc.
  • Local storage: Web Storage, Indexed Database
  • Web workers
  • Video element
  • Canvas and its 2D API
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
  • WOFF, the Web Open Font Format
  • and much more...

This will be presented by Philippe Le Hegaret of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Philippe heads the W3C Interaction Domain and he oversees the development of technologies that shape the Web’s user interface, including HTML5, CSS3, SVG, WOFF, and Web APIs. In addition to his focus on developing W3C’s open web platform standards, he oversees standards work in SMIL, MathML, Internationalization, Video on the Web and XForms.

Until July 2008, Philippe lead the W3C Architecture Domain, which produced the W3C Core technologies in the area of XML, Web Services, and Internationalization. He is a former Chair of the Document Object Model (DOM) Working Group.

Prior to joining W3C, Philippe promoted the use of XML inside Bull in 1998, where he also received the Bull R&D XML award for his work focusing on the interaction between XML and object structures. http://old.koalateam.... He wrote the first version of the CSS validator in 1997.

Philippe Le Hegaret holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of Nice (France).

-- We would like to thank Microsoft and NY Developer Support Office for providing us with a location for this event and their ongoing support of the community in New York