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Boot 2 Gecko

Over the last decade Mozilla successfully created the modern web by pioneering open standards many browser vendors went on to implement, creating a competitive and interoperable desktop web environment. The mobile space has developed very differently, however. While the desktop is today an open web-based platform, mobile operating systems are dominated by single-vendor proprietary silos like Android and iOS. Mozilla has set out to create a truly open mobile smartphone OS based on the web: Boot 2 Gecko. In my talk I will explain the origins of the project, give a couple demos and talk about the down and dirty technical details of making a web-based smartphone. Andreas Gal is the Director of Research & Development for Mozilla and manages a team of engineers and researchers working on a broad range of topics with the goal of making the Web more awesome, including a new web-based smartphone OS: Boot2Gecko. Andreas joined Mozilla in 2008 to implement his dissertation research on trace compilation in Mozilla's Firefox browser. After shipping the first just-in-time compiler for JavaScript in Firefox, Andreas went on to co-create Mozilla's research group. Andreas received his Master's degree from the University of Magdeburg in Germany in 2000 and his PhD from the University of California, Irvine in 2006.

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  • bibiki78

    I see a video camera so it looks promising

    February 11, 2013

  • Troy M.

    A video of the presentation is now up on Tech Springboard:
    http://www.techspringboard.com/bam-20120607/

    June 11, 2012

  • Ken P.

    Light on code, but a great presentation of a vision I hope comes to pass, and to see Brendan Eich drop in...!

    June 10, 2012

  • yingbin w.

    really a nice, informational event.

    June 8, 2012

  • Sid M.

    If you have any photos you want to upload from last night's event. That would be awesome.

    June 8, 2012

  • Hyle C.

    Good talk about what Boot 2 Gecko is attempting to do in the market.

    June 8, 2012

  • Hyle C.

    Very informative, Sencha has the same vision of web. We are excited to see this move the industry forward. thanks.

    June 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup. Very excited about B2G in the future.

    June 8, 2012

  • Art S

    Talk was Absolutely Fabulous!

    1 · June 8, 2012

  • Art S

    Talk was Absolutely Fabulous!

    June 8, 2012

  • rik s.

    Loved the talk, thanks. Web Apps are the future!

    June 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a very interesting talk, thank you!

    June 7, 2012

  • Sid M.

    Yep video recording

    June 7, 2012

  • Rod C.

    I see a video camera so it looks promising

    June 7, 2012

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