• On wearables and weariness

    August 4th, 2014

    I just published my first post on Medium about wearable technology and the disappointment of its current state of affairs partly because I wanted to vent and to try it out as a publishing platform. So head over there to read about my thoughts – TL;DR: I love the idea of wearables but the current […]

    [Video+Transcript]: The web is dead? – My talk at TEDx Thessaloniki

    July 24th, 2014

    Today the good folks at TEDx Thessaloniki released the recording of my talk “The web is dead“. I’ve given you the slides and notes earlier here on this blog but here’s another recap of what I talked about: The excitement for the web is waning – instead apps are the cool thingAt first glance, the […]

    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 […]