One word. HOT!
I have never been in a temperature that hot (it was only in the mid 30's - apparently it was even hotter earlier in the week), I was dressed for the wet London that I left behind earlier that morning. But that didn't stop it from being a fun event.
Chris Chabot did a great talk about Buzz. I then presented my "Web Apps" presentation (http://html5offlinedemo.appspot.com/app.html
). The talk centred around the differences between Native Applications and Web Applications, some of the core pillars that we think make for great applications and some of the features of HTML5, CSS3 and some of the other supporting specifications such as WebSockets. If I had more time I would have loved to talk about some of the frameworks that exist to help developers to build great applications. To actually show people how to build really cool applications will take it to another level.
We also saw some of the effects of having CSS3 3d transformations hardware accelerated - hint, if you view the slides in Chrome (without using the acceleration flag) you won't see the really cool 3d IFRAME effect :)
We finished the event pretty late and didn't get too much time to do the Hack-a-thon, but we had a great time just talking to other developers.
I am amazed by how well everyone spoke English, it puts my lack of any form of multilingual ability to shame.
I lead the Chrome Developer Relations team at Google.
We want people to have the best experience possible on the web without
having to install a native app or produce content in a walled garden.
Our team tries to make it easier
for developers to build on the web by supporting every Chrome release, creating great content to support
developers on web.dev, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser
compatibility, and some of the best
developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.