#btconf Düsseldorf, Germany 11 - 13 May 2015

Chris Heilmann

Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. Originally coming from a radio journalism background, he built his first web site from scratch around 1997 and spent the following years working on lots of large, international web sites. He then spent a few years in Yahoo building products and explaining and training people including Yahoo Answers, Search, Local and Maps. He then worked at Mozilla moving HTML5 support forward and advocating Firefox OS as an open alternative to closed mobile systems. Chris wrote two and contributed to eight books on web development and wrote many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashing Magazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and many more. He also wrote the Developer Evangelism Handbook in use in many companies to coach evangelists.

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Advancing the web without breaking it?

Development for the web has become much more complex in recent years. We have lots of tools, the languages we use evolve and there is a constant call that we now "build apps, not web sites" and thus we need to change our ways.

In this talk Chris Heilmann of Microsoft is going to talk about ES6 and other technologies and how to use them without breaking the web as we know it.