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July 15, 2011 - 5:00pm

Open Web Camp will again be held at Stanford University, in Palo Alto California.

The event, open and free to all (with limited ticketing) is sponsored and hosted by the Stanford Online Accessibility Program (a program administered by Student Affairs) with the gracious and valuable support of Opera Software and our other valued sponsors, who allow us to present this event to Bay Area Developers free of charge.


  • CASSIS: Universal Client Server Javascript Now

    Tantek Çelik, Independent technologist, writer, teacher

    Tantek is a well known open web standards advocate and innovator. A founder and community leader of GMPG and, he also participates in the World Wide Consortium (W3C) CSS and HTML Working Groups.

  • HTML5 battles still to be won!

    Christian Heilmann, Developer Evangelist at Mozilla, living in England, & usually working from a hotel, airport lounge, conference hall or coffee shop.

    Web Developer for over 12 years, wrote several books on JavaScript and Accessibility, spoke at 42 conference in the last two years and passionate to bring more interesting topics to new audiences.

  • Designing to Where the Web Will Be

    Faruk Ateş, writer, educator, developer and designer for all things Web.

    Faruk Ateş does creative things on the Web, like Modernizr: an Open Source library that helps you take advantage of cutting-edge features in HTML5 and CSS3 today. Prior to going independent and working to make building great websites easier and faster, Faruk did a three year stint as a UI Engineer at Apple where he helped to bring modern web development techniques to the Online Store.

  • Linked Open Data - A Step Towards A Semantic Web

    Bebo White, Bebo White is a Departmental Associate (Emeritus) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the U.S. national laboratory for high-energy physics and basic energy science at Stanford University.

    While working as a computational physicist, Bebo first became involved with the emerging Web technology while on sabbatical at CERN in 1989. Upon his return he was part of the team that established the first American Web site at SLAC (the fifth site in the world). Ever since, his academic research interests have evolved in parallel with Web technology.

  • Apps for all the Web - Widgets, WAC, and beyond

    Charles McCathieNevile, "I like cooking, hanging around having a drink and a chat, and thinking."

    Charles McCathieNevile (better known to the world as "chaals") has been Chief Standards Officer at Opera since 2005, and is responsible for Opera's leading role in ensuring that the best of Web development is available to the world in the form of open standards.

  • Native Applications meet the Mobile Web

    Tony Guntharp, Director of Developer Relations at Appcelerator.

    Tony Guntharp is the Director of Developer Relations at Appcelerator. Along-time entrepreneur and technologist, Tony was one of the co-founders of, the leading resource for open source software development and distribution. He has also helped build developer communities for Fonality, Real Networks, Phillips Consumer Electronics and Sharp Electronics.

  • Shkrubbel, using web technologies to build a multi-player word game

    Kitt Hodsden, I help build websites and communities.

    Kitt Hodsden is a co-founder of CodingClan LLC, a small development firm specializing in rapid development and deployment of Drupal-based websites. Kitt has been building websites since 1998, after deciding that being credited in Shrek was a reasonable Hollywood swansong. As a founding director, she is active at the Hacker Dojo, a community space for hackers, tinkerers and programmers in Mountain View, California.

  • Mobile Accessibility: Different Interface, Same Principles

    Victor Tsaran

    In his current position as Yahoo!'s Senior Accessibility Program Manager Victor Tsaran oversees the technical side of Yahoo! accessibility initiatives (accessibility lab, policies, guidelines and research projects). In addition to his internal responsibilities, Victor does a lot of evangelizing outside of the company by participating in various public events and open source projects that promote accessibility around the world. Victor has been teaching computers in the countries of South East Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe and has great passion for acoustic guitar.

  • WebApps to Go: An Introduction to Offline Applications

    Tiffany Brown, Web Opener at Opera. Art hobbyist. New Angeleno. Liberal. Feminist. Wannabe globetrotter. Foodie tendencies.

    Tiffany B. Brown is a web developer and Web Opener with Opera Software. Before joining Opera, she was a developer at Armchair Media and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta where she did a mix of front-end, server side and ActionScript development.

  • The Personal Cloud

    Charlton Barreto, Entrepreneur, Technology Strategist and Platform Architect for Cloud Computing, Web, Mobile, RIA

    Charlton is an accomplished and visionary Cloud, Security and Web expert. He is currently CTO and Co-Founder of BTC Logic, developing Cloud and Security strategies.

  • The Future of CSS - Current Experiments and Near-Future Reality

    Tab Atkins Jr., CSS Spec Hacker at Google

    Tab works as a spec hacker for Google, mainly working with HTML and CSS specifications. He's also a member of the Chrome team, though he hasn't started hacking on the browser yet.

  • From API to Website

    Jason Costa, Developer Releations Manager at Twitter

    Jason Costa is a developer relations manager on the platform team at Twitter. He's constantly in search of ways to improve the developer experience with Twitter's API. If you have suggestions, let him know!

    Matt Harris, Developer Advocate at Twitter

    Developer Advocate at Twitter and married to @cindyli. NASA enthusiast, British expat and all around geek living in San Francisco.

  • CSS3: Creating Snow (in the Summer) without JavaScript

    Estelle Weyl, Unintentional master of the typo and non-sequitur.

    With over 10 years of web development, Estelle shares esoteric tidbits learned while programming and detailed grids of CSS3 and HTML5 browser support in her blog at She is the author of HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World (Sitepoint) and HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for WebKit. While not coding, she works in construction, de-hippifying her 1960's throwback abode.

  • Javascript done right

    Dirk Ginader

    In the rough early days of the world wide web Dirk Ginader changed his passion to his profession and started building websites for a large advertising agency in Germany. After nine years the Web standards and accessibility enthusiast answered Yahoo’s call to join their Frontend Team and the Accessibility Task Force in London. Two years later he moved to Yahoo’s headquarters into the heart of the Silicon Valley. In his spare time he is developing, speaking and (rarely) blogging about open source accessible JavaScript and web development in general.

  • Practical Accessibility Testing

    Glenda Sims, Digital Alchemist. Goodwitch.

    Glenda Sims is an accessibility consultant and evangelist for Deque Systems. She gives back to the web by volunteering on the Web Standards InterAct Project and the W3C Open Web Education Alliance Incubator Group. Glenda, also known as the goodwitch, is delighted to call Austin, Texas her home.

  • Refactoring for Mobile

    Joseph R. Lewis, Chief Web Architect, Sandia National Laboratories

    Joseph R. Lewis is the Chief Web Architect at Sandia National Laboratories, investigating the use of semantic web, social media, and mobile technologies for scientific collaboration and national security. Mr. Lewis is an author of the books Foundation Website Creation with CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript (2nd edition in progress), and AdvancED CSS. Mr. Lewis is also an accomplished classical double bassist and guitarist who teaches a few students in his spare time.

  • WAP to HTML5: Mobile web - past, present, and future

    Tomomi Imura, Mobile UI/UX Engineer

    Tomomi is currently working at Palm / Hewlett-Packard as a developer relations engineer, and has been devoted her career to create usable web pages and web apps for mobile devices.

  • Mobile, Near Field Communication, Contactless, and Point Of Sale: what they all have in common for an app developer?

    Hadi Nahari

    Hadi Nahari is a software security professional with over 19 years of experience in software development, including extensive work in design and architecture, verification, proof-of-concept, and implementation of secure systems. He is also the author of "Web Commerce Security: Design & Development" book by John Wiley & Sons.

  • Inclusive Design

    Cindy Li, Yahoo! Applications Product Designer

    Giving cute substance. Cindy is a product designer for Yahoo! Applications working on mobile platforms for Mail, Messenger and Flickr. She loves to explore online and IRL it fuels her to be a better designer.

  • Bringing Video to Mobile

    John Worley

    John Worley is an interaction designer and senior developer with Stanford Medicine. John has brought his passion for web standards, usability, and accessibility to Chevron, Visa, eBay, Disney, and other clients.

  • Special Event

    Molly Holzschlag, Named one of the Top 25 Most Influential Women on the Web.

    Molly Holzschlag is a lecturer and author of over 35 books related to web design and markup. She currently is an Opera Software employee, and serves as a member of the CSS and as an invited expert to the HTML working groups of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).