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Dylan Schiemann, Cofounder, Dojo

 Dylan  Schiemann

Dylan Schiemann is CEO of SitePen and co-founder of the Dojo Toolkit, an open source JavaScript toolkit for rapidly building web sites and applications, and is an expert in the technologies and opportunities of the Open Web. Under his guidance, SitePen has grown from a small development firm to a leading provider of inventive tools, skilled software engineers, knowledgeable consulting services, and top-notch training and advice. Dylan's commitment to R&D has enabled SitePen to be a major contributor to or creator of pioneering open source web development toolkits and frameworks like Dojo, cometD, DWR, and Persevere.

Prior to SitePen, Dylan developed web applications for companies like Renkoo, Informatica, Security FrameWorks and Vizional Technologies. He is a co-founder of Comet Daily, LLC, a board member at Dojo Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board at Aptana. Dylan earned his Masters in Physical Chemistry from UCLA and his B.A. in Mathematics from Whittier College.

Presentation: "Introduction: Browser as a Platform"

Time: Friday 09:00 - 09:10

Location: Rutherford Room

Presentation: "Now What?"

Time: Friday 15:30 - 16:30

Location: Rutherford Room


The past few years have seen a massive proliferation of platforms and approaches to developing web applications. Life used to be simple: target two browsers and you were done. This talk focuses on how to make technical decisions for the present and future development of your web application.

Keywords: Ajax, comet, dojo, browsers, architecture, web 2.0, future, open web, html5

Target Audience: Anyone interested in the challenges and opportunities of the web. Targeted towards both developers and managers.