FINHTML5 TALKS 2014 is a crowd sourced series of presentations where you decide who's going to talk.

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FINHTML5 TALKS ia a series of presentations by talented global visionaries, tech leaders, designers and hard-core hackers! Together with our audience we bring the brightest minds that work in the front of the Internet to Helsinki.

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Watch the previous presentations

  • Kimmo Kinnunen


    Senior Software engineer

    WebKit based browser graphics internals for web developers

    Web page performance and appearance matter for usability. There are plenty of interesting tips on how to create smoother, faster, better looking web applications. Why do these tips work? What happens inside a browser, why are the techniques working and what are the boundary conditions? This presentation sheds light on these useful graphics related techniques from the perspective of technical implementations in currently available browsers that are based on WebKit, a browser engine.

    The presentation gives some technical history of current WebKit based browsers such as Safari, Android WebKit browser and Chrome.

    In the presentation, we look into how WebKit draws web pages and how the HTML tags and CSS declarations make their way into pixels on screen. Building on this, the presentation explains why some operations on the page are fast and why some are slow.

    Covered topics include:

    • How CSS transformations are implemented, when do they break and why?
    • Examples of tricky content for current mobile browsers: CSS fixed positions
    • Why browser runtime architecture affects how JS should be authored

  • Lauri Svan


    Lead Software Architect

    Engineering HTML5 applications for better performance

    HTML 5 apps have been accused of being slower than their native counterparts. Even if HTML5 apps will theoretically remain slower than native apps, bad engineering practices kill your application performance much sooner than you would hit the theoretical limits of a browser engine.

    While the latest browser engines have been heavily optimised for better performance, the application engineering practices remain bad. Luckily, the tricks learnt in mobile and desktop application optimisation can be largely applied to HTML5 apps, too. This presentation compares the performance aspects of HTML5 and a few UI frameworks. It shows on how to measure the relevant aspects of HTML5 application performance, and gives tips on how to craft applications so that they remain fast.

  • Max Firtman

    Entupalma.com, O'Reilly Media

    Trainer, Speaker and Writer.

    Breaking limits on Mobile HTML5

    Several hacks are available for mobile web development that are unknown to most web developers. This talk will go over 15 of the most interesting unknown hacks for mobile web developers.

    More than 15 hacks that will surprise you on mobile browsers, such as IE10, Safari on iOS and Chrome for Android. Quickly, we will go though the problem, the code and the live demo of the hack working on a real device.

  • Andrew Betts

    Financial Times

    Director - FT Labs

    Offline rules: Bleeding edge web standards at the Financial Times

    The FT is one of the pioneers in the use of newly minted HTML5 technologies to build web apps that are virtually indistinguishable from native apps. The examples will feature real-life code from FT and the Economist applications, so you know that the techniques here are applicable to large, complex problems.

  • Jeff Burtoft


    HTML5 Evangelist

    The Rebirth of Touch

    From phones to tablets to desktops, touch is a standard interface for the web and for apps. But in this era of multiple input computing, will our current coding techniques be enough to develop for a variety of input types?

  • Martin Spindler

    Internet of People

    Strategy Consultant, Founding Member

    The Internet in Things - Taking the Web to the Everyday

    The question is not whether increasing chunks of everyday life will be integrated into the network, but how.This talk is going to look at how the principles of the Web translate to connected things, and why it’s crucial to develop for an Open Internet of Things.

  • Louisa Heinrich

    Free agent


    People are the heart of the system: how a human focus can help us use technology to invent a better future

    Putting people first can guide us - from uncovering an opportunity for a product or service, to guiding its design and development, to getting it to market and keeping it evolving and strong. By maintaining a human focus, we can work together to build the future that we really want.

  • Stephanie Rieger


    Principal, Mobile User Experience Designer

    Reset the web

    Mobile isn't merely a new stage in the evolution of the web, it's not even merely a new context, it's the very early stages of an entirely new system. A system that has already started to shape our environment, affect the way we live, how we choose to connect with others, and how we're able to spend our time.

  • Philipp Nagele


    Director Partner Relations

    Adding Augmented Reality to the HTML5 mix. Create AR content with JavaScript and HTML5

    With new interfaces coming up (think of Google Glasses) service providers are facing the challenge to adapt their mobile offering to the new "screen". Web technologies are the right solution to tackle that problem. We are going to dive into creating Augmented Reality content using standard web technologies and tools - namely HTML5, JavaScript and CSS.