• 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 […]

    Flight mode on

    June 9th, 2014

    Much like everybody else these days, I use my phone as an alarm clock. In addition to this, however, I also made a conscious decision to turn on flight mode on during the night. The reason is updates coming in that may or may not make it buzz or make a sound. Of course, I […]

    Be a great presenter: deliver on and off-stage

    June 5th, 2014

    As a presenter at a conference, your job is to educate, entertain and explain. This means that the few minutes on stage are the most stressful, but should also be only a small part of your overall work. A great technical presentation needs a few things: Research – make sure your information is up-to-date and […]

    Write less, achieve meh?

    June 4th, 2014

    In my keynote at HTML5DevConf in San Francisco I talked about a pattern of repetition those of us who’ve been around for a while will have encountered, too: every few years development becomes “too hard” and “too fragmented” and we need “simpler solutions”. In the past, these were software packages, WYSIWYG editors and CMS that […]

    Open Web Apps – a talk at State of the Browser in London

    May 14th, 2014

    On my birthday, 26th of April 2014, I was lucky enough to once again be part of the State of the Browser conference. I gave the closing talk. In it I tried to wrap up what has been said before and remind people about what apps are. I ended with an analysis of how web […]