HTML5 Fireside Chat Featuring Peter Lubbers

Tis the season for HTML5, so we at Hacker Lab are celebrating with a seminal fireside chat featuring Peter Lubbers (Program Manager at Google, Founder of the original HTML5 meetup in SF, and Author of Pro HTML5 Programming), with Hacker Lab’s resident Renaissance man, Chris Minnick. We'll be decking the night with discussion on the future of the web, so bring your questions and be prepared for a jolly ol' time!


Peter Lubbers - bio below

Chris Minnick - bio below

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Peter Lubbers

Peter Lubbers is a Developer Relations Program Manager in the Chrome team at Google. In 2010, he started the San Francisco HTML5 User Group--the world's first and largest HTML5 user group with over 4,500 members. In 2010, Peter co-authored the book "Pro HTML5 Programming" (Apress) and he was instrumental in developing and delivering the cutting-edge HTML5 training curriculum at Kaazing.

Prior to joining Kaazing, Peter worked as an information architect at Oracle, where he wrote many books, such as the award-winning Oracle Application Server Portal Configuration Guide and the Oracle Application Server Developer's Guide for Microsoft Office. Peter also developed automated HTML publishing and accessibility solutions. Three of these solutions are patented and another one is patent pending.

Before joining Oracle, Peter architected and developed the internationalized Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Testing Framework. In 2006, Peter was a technical reviewer for the book "Pro JSF and Ajax: Building Rich Internet Components" (Apress).
A native of the Netherlands, Peter served as a Special Forces commando in the Royal Dutch Green Berets. When he is not at home or out running triple marathons around Lake Tahoe or bungee jumping, he speaks about HTML5 all over the world.

Chris Minnick

Chris Minnick is the CEO of Minnick Web Services, the founder of, and the CTO of He teaches and consults on the mobile web and has written numerous books and articles on a wide range of Internet-related topics since the mid 1990s.

His latest book, WebKit for Dummies, teaches how HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript can be used in conjunction with the WebKit browser engine that's present on nearly every smartphone and tablet in order to develop cross-platform mobile apps.

In addition to being one of the most experienced web developers to have never held a proper job, Chris is also an avid (albeit amateur) swimmer, winemaker, musician, tinkerer, cook, and eater. You can find more information on his blog:

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  • Greg M.

    Can't wait. I have it on good authority that Lubbers is a great speaker. Perhaps I'll even meet a future Granite Horizon team member tonight. Thanks to Hacker Lab for organizing!

    1 · December 21, 2012

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