Maker Party 2014 – go and show off the web to the next makers

July 15th, 2014

Today is the start of this year’s Maker Party campaign. What’s that? Check out this video. Maker Party is Mozilla’s annual campaign to teach the culture, mechanics and citizenship of the web through thousands of community-run events around the world from July 15-September 15, 2014. This week, Maker Party events in places like Uganda, Taiwan, […]

[video+slides] FirefoxOS – HTML5 for a truly world-wide-web (Sapo Codebits 2014)

July 10th, 2014

Today the good people at Sapo released the video of my Codebits 2014 keynote. In this keynote, I talk about FirefoxOS and what it means in terms of bringing mobile web connectivity to the world. I explain how mobile technology is unfairly distributed and how closed environments prevent budding creators from releasing their first app. […]

Have we lost our connection with the web? Let’s #webexcite

July 8th, 2014

I love the web. I love building stuff in it using web standards. I learned the value of standards the hard way: building things when browser choices were IE4 or Netscape 3. The days when connections were slow enough that omitting quotes around attributes made a real difference to end users instead of being just […]

Google IOU – where was the web?

July 1st, 2014

I’ve always been a fan of Google IO. It is a huge event, full of great announcements. Google goes all in organising a great show and it is tricky to get tickets. You always walked home with the newest gadgets and were the first to learn about new products coming out. The first years I […]