Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time to making the Web better. Originally from a radio journalism background, he built his first website from scratch in around 1997, and he spent the following years working on a lot of large international websites, and a few years at Yahoo building products and training people; he is now at Mozilla.
Chris has written and contributed to four books on Web development and has written many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashing Magazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and many more.
We live in an incredible fast paced time of web innovation. Almost weekly the working groups, browser vendors and software companies come out with new products and standard proposals and as web developers we get excited and want to use them all, right now! In this talk Chris Heilmann of Mozilla will look at some of the new ideas, proposals and experiments and shows how using them now is necessary but can also lead to annoyance in the near future. It is up to us to be future friendly but it shouldn't happen at the cost of our end users, developers who follow us or by blocking people out. Innovating also means learning from mistakes of the past, and right now we go down a few well traveled dangerous routes. So bring your safety goggles and let's experiment without losing an eye in the process.