True rebels who will rock our stage!
Open Web Alchemist
Michal is an Open Web Alchemist from Warsaw, Poland, responsible for many ridiculus experiments like CSS Nyan Cat or All your gradient are belong to us.
Michal officiates as an HTML5 GameDev trainer in W3C and ran technical workshops and tech-talks in many countries on different continents - in 2011 he spoke for example in Brazil, Nepal, Australia and almost all of the European countries. He recently organized onGameStart, the first HTML5 games conference and safely says that making web a better place is not just his job - it's his lifestyle.
Application Security Master
Erlend has been working as a developer since 2004 and is head of the security competency group at Bekk Consulting AS. He is also head of the OWASP Norway chapter. His main focus is on application security and how we as developers can build more secure software, without losing the flexibility that we want and need.
Whilst Addy loves writing, his true passion is in helping move the web (even a little) forward. He's a member of the jQuery Core bug triage and docs teams and has also contributed to the open-source library, Modernizr.
After dark you may find him tinkering with his Emacs setup, coding Lisp and slowly being devoured by the world of functional programming.
Node.js Core Developer
Felix Geisendörfer is a node.js core developer and has experienced it’s strength and shortcomings first-hand while building transloadit.com.
When not event-looping, he loves going street unicycling and watching squirrels.
Web Test Automation Master
As a core developer on both the Watir and Selenium projects, and the founder of related projects such as Celerity and watir-webdriver, Jari has extensive experience in the web test automation space. Since late 2009 his open source efforts have been focused on Selenium 2/WebDriver, for which he wrote and maintains the official Ruby bindings. His watir-webdriver project, an implementation of Watir's API on top of the WebDriver techonlogy, marks an important step forward in consolidating the Watir and Selenium projects on the best browser automation tech available.
By day Jari works as a senior test engineer for Norwegian classified ads site FINN.no, where he develops automation solutions and test infrastructure as part of the Engineering Productivity team. By night, he enjoys hacking on Ruby tools and making use of his degree in jazz guitar.
Zed A. Shaw
Zed A. Shaw is the creator of the greatest software development methodology ever: Programming, Motherfucker. He also writes books that teach people to code, including Learn Python The Hard Way, Learn Ruby The Hard Way, and soon to be released Learn C The Hard Way.
He plays a lot of guitar, and builds them too.
Mobile and Bikeshed Master
Nikolai is co-founder of uxebu, living in Amsterdam. He's been working on projects such as the DojoToolkit, HumanAPI and has been developing cross-platform apps for mobile devices since the iPhone came out.
Cross Mobile Device Rebellion
Brian LeRoux has been thrashing devices with the PhoneGap project since its inception at Nitobi in Vancouver, Canada. These days he works at Adobe Systems in San Francisco on the open source analogue Apache Cordova. Mostly known for his mobile web work, but also happens to have created wtfjs.com and even sports a tattoo.
Brian believes in a future that is mobile, free, open source, and created by hackers like you.
Vyacheslav, aka mraleph, is a software engineer who has a thing about virtual machines and compilers. Before joining Google's V8 team in Aarhus, Denmark, he worked on Java VM with ahead-of-time compiler at Excelsior LLC.
Jake Archibald is a developer at Lanyrd specialising in client-side stuff, although dabbles in a bit of Django. He built their mobile web app which went for ambitious device support rather than "Webkit only thank-you-please". He's keen on web performance, developing Sprite Cow to help ease the pain of sprite sheets, and started a blog way after blogs stopped being cool.
Outside of the web, he likes the taste of beer, watches Formula One, and likes taking photos of things. He has ambitions to be a fashion designer.
Cross Platform Map Developer
Mathieu 'p01' Henri
Before joining Opera's DevTools team he made web applications and technical demos on pretty much any mobile phone, TV, video game console, or what ever device his employer got their hands on and he played with Audio and 3D Canvas before they existed in the browser.
Creator of things and stuff
Node.js cloud master
Glenn is a PM at Microsoft working on support for node.js in Windows and Azure, formerly a PM on the ASP.NET Web API Team. Glenn has a breadth of experience both inside and outside Microsoft developing software solutions for ISVs and the enterprise. Glenn has been a passionate supporter of open source and has been active in involving folks from the community in the development of software at Microsoft.
The venue for Web Rebels will be Soria Moria at Torshov!
23rd of May - Open Mic Night
The event takes place at Magneten pub which is in the basement of the conference venue. At the Open Mic Night you as an attendee will be able to get on the stage and do a lightening talk on any topic you want. Read more about the event here!
|20:00||Intro||We kick off the Open Mic Night|
|Talk III||Esteban Manchado Velázquez||Hydra: a testing tool for HTTP-based clients|
|Talk IV||Arne Martin Aurlien||Learn your self CoffeeScript in 10 minutes|
|Talk V||Yiorgis Gozadinos||Real-time web applications with Backbone and XMPP|
|24th of May|
|08:00||Registration and breakfast||No need for that hotel breakfast! Join us for a rebel-breakfast instead.|
|09:00||Jake Archibald||Application Cache Douchebag|
|10:30||Coffee / tea break|
|11:00||August Lilleaas||The missing link in single page web applications|
|11:45||Vyacheslav Egorov||V8 Inside Out|
|13:30||Bernd Mrohs||Challenges creating a mobile HTML5 framework for location-based apps|
|14:15||Michal Budzynski||Hey Flash, can you do this? HTML5 can!|
|15:00||Mathieu 'p01' Henri||Creative Coding and Size Optimization|
|15:45||Coffee / tea break|
|16:15||Nikolai Onken||Bikeshed, a beautiful open web|
|17:00||Jérôme Etienne||Creating a WebGL game in less than 10 minutes with tQuery.js|
|18:00||Conference dinner and party|
|25th of May|
|09:00||Zed A. Shaw||The Web Will Die When OOP Dies|
|10:30||Coffee / tea break|
|11:00||Felix Geisendörfer||Node.js in production|
|11:45||Glenn Block||Developing API wrappers with node, lessons learned building the Azure npm.|
|13:30||Jari Bakken||Automating 130 browser, platform and language combinations without going insane|
|14:15||Brian LeRoux||Billion Dollar App Walkthrough|
|15:00||Coffee / tea break|
26th of May - standards>next: WebGL and HTML5-based games
Our partner Opera Software, is hosting a Standards Next event between 13:00 and 17:00 on this Saturday. The event is a relaxed hands-on day with focus on WebGL and HTML5-related game development.
Do note that even though the Standards Next event is a free event, you need to register at Standards Next. Being a Web Rebel ticket holder does not guarantee you access to this event.
|Talk I||Jerome Etienne||tQuery, a simpler way to access WebGL|
|Talk II||Michal Budzynski||The power of modern CSS techniques|
|Talk III||Rich Tibbett||New and emerging ways to interact with web content and games|
|Talk IV||Erik Möller||Introduction to skeletal animation in WebGL|
|Talk V||Jonas Wagner||WebGL terrain rendering|
|Talk VI||Marius Gundersen||Using touch events API in games|
Where we come from and why we rebel.
The Web Rebels conference is an event which takes place on the 24-25th of May 2012 in Oslo, Norway. We are non-profit community driven conference for everyone who loves programming applications and services using web technology.
Our focus is on the art of programming the web based solutions that we all use and cherish. We are very excited to host this community event and we welcome all of our friends around the world who share our passion.
The organizers of this conference comes from the community surrounding the Framsia Meetup group in Oslo. This Meetup has been immensely popular and pulls 100 plus developers on a regular basis who all love programming with web technology.
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