JavaScript is a buffet, not the enemy - Chris Heilmann

When we were in search for the opening keynotes for Script'17, Chris appeared like the knight in shining armour. Within two days all was set: Title, slot, flight, hotel. A dream for any conference organiser. With his opening keynote "JavaScript is a buffet, not the enemy", Chris perfectly set the mood we wanted for Script'17: It's all about the things we create with our tools at hand, not about the tools themselves. We loved seeing Chris having fun at the conference and enjoying the company of the wonderful people that attended our event.
Thank you Chris, for being with us!

JavaScript is a buffet, not the enemy

When you look at the JavaScript world these days you can get disheartened. On the one side there is an overwhelming offer of things you should know but are "considered harmful" by the time you have a chance to look at them. On the other side you have fire and brimstone talks about how relying on JavaScript makes you a terrible person. Let Chris set your mind at ease. Things aren't that grim or complicated.

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About 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. He is currently working with the Microsoft Edge team as a Program Manager for Developer Outreach.

Chris on the web

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