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Evento Linux – HTML5 and the new challenge of “open”

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Today I gave a quick talk on HTML5 at the Evento Linux conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Originally I had planned for a longer keynote and when I realised I only had 20 minutes, I had to cut down a bit. Anyways, here are the slides and the audio recording of the talk:

The abbreviated presentation slides are available here

The audio recording of the talk is available on

You can also check the slides I had to skip below:

The full length presentation slides are available here.

All in all I had a good time and hope that I inspired a few people. Once I am on a better connection I will also upload some photos and the video of Tux eating its own birthday cake, so stay tuned.

OMG, you got to see this!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Never gonna give you up

The Chris Heilmann Road Show starts tomorrow…

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

I am right now on a ridiculous schedule, so not much posting here. Check this out:

Undoubtly I will meet some of you on the road, so if I am not taking part in all the shenanigans and merriment, this is the reason :)

The slides will pop up here one by one, so far I got up to Fronteers writing them.

Kings of Code – HTML5: Time for some slicker apps

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Yesterday I was in Amsterdam to speak at the Kings of code conference. My ambitious goal was to cover the relevant parts of HTML5 and CSS3 for backend developers in 25 minutes and I think I just about managed to reach it.

The presentation slides are available here and embedded below (use cursor keys to navigate back and forth):

The audio recording of the talk (raw, unedited) is available on

Overall the reaction was good, so I hope I managed to bust some myths and look forward to see what people do with the inspiration.

Hot new web technologies and how to promote them – a presentation blueprint

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

I am currently at the Mozilla all Hands in San Jose, California and decided to give a talk explaining a lot of open technologies to my colleagues so they can go out to conferences and get people excited about them. We have a lot of people and volunteers, and everybody should feel empowered to speak in public. A lot of times what is missing is a simple way to tell people about the things you want to cover.

To this end I put together not yet another slide deck on SlideShare, but a way to see a presentation and then pick and mix what you want to show yourself.

You can see and present the presentation here (use cursor keys to navigate the slides and press ‘N’ to show ):

The audio recording of the talk (raw, unedited) is available on

The slides and screencasts are available on GitHub and we are also keeping a repository of the explanations and screencasts on the Mozilla Wiki.

The idea is that when you want to do a quick show and tell of new technologies you can go to the slides, uncheck the ones you don’t want to have in your presentation, hit the “start presentation” button and go for it.