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Wednesday, May 24 • 16:30 - 17:30
The Web at 25: Lessons Learned, Forgotten, and Rediscovered

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In March 1989, Tim Berners-Lee wrote a “vague, but exciting” proposal for a hypertext-based information management system. That proposal eventually became the World Wide Web, a system that rapidly outgrew the competition, moved beyond the altruistic goals of its creator, and today dominates the Internet. Kimberly Blessing, a twenty-year veteran of the Web, will put lessons learned during those early days into a modern context for the next generation of web designers and developers, using the CERN line-mode browser emulator project.

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Kimberly Blessing

Kimberly Blessing is the vice president of technology at Think Brownstone, an experience design consultancy based in Philadelphia, USA. In her 20+ year career on the Web, Kimberly has evangelized design, code, and accessibility best practices while holding senior engineering and management roles at Comcast, PayPal, and AOL. She has served on the W3C HTML and CSS Working Groups and was a co-lead and member of the Web Standards Project, the grass roots organization that helped the web standards movement get beyond the... Read More →


Wednesday May 24, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Room 12