Keynote: The Web: It’s just a tool though, isn’t it? — No it’s not – it’s an alien lifeform!

by | Apr 29, 2019 | Voxxed Days Frontend 2019

Simona Cotin is a web developer with a passion for teaching. She spends most of her time tinkering with JavaScript in the cloud and sharing her experience with other developers at community events like meetups and conferences or online. As a Cloud Developer Advocate, Simona engages with the web community to help create a great developer experience with Azure. She loves shipping code to production and has built network data analytics platforms using Angular, Typescript, React, and Node.
It’s the late 80s and Tim Berners-Lee is frustrated with the challenges of finding information stored on different computers. He goes on to submit a memorandum, titled “Information Management: A Proposal”:
Imagine, then, the references in this document all being associated with the network address of the thing to which they referred, so that while reading this document, you could skip to them with a click of the mouse.
Fast forward, 2019, the web turns 30 and we’ve just seen the tip of the iceberg for what the web can do and how it changed our lives.
Join me in this session to explore the evolution of the web and look at the challenges ahead.