A history from back-end to front-end: from mainframes to compiled JavaScript and beyond

Location: Salon A
April 19th, 2017
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

One day we woke up and things were different. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning powering swarms of cloud containers talking to browsers running apps originally written in C++, now compiled to JS. Augmented and Virtual Reality are happening in your browser! Join Scott Hanselman as he explores the relationship between the Cloud and the Browser, many Languages and one Language, how it might all fit together and what might come next in this upbeat and edutaining talk.

Scott Hanselman

Podcaster, Hanselminutes, This Developer’s Life, Ratchet & The Geek; Principal Program Manager, Outreach and Community, Open Source, Microsoft

The Web as Platform for Augmented Reality Experiences

Location: Salon A
April 18th, 2017
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality are hot topics right now, driven by the rapid improvement in technology (from Hololens to Vive, GearVR to Magic Leap) and the accompanying explosion of experimentation and ideas for how to use them. Ideas that until recently lived in research labs suddenly seem possible. But with an explosion of technology comes a corresponding explosion of developer platforms, a rush by companies to create captive ecosystems, and resulting complexity for developers trying to build and ship applications. Fortunately, just as it has for previous media, the web is showing promise as a platform for AR and

Blair MacIntyre

Augmented Reality Pioneer; Principal Research Scientist, Mozilla; Professor of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech