Moving Pictures: A Snapshot At the Future of Web Media with Henri Helvetica

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020
5:00 PM

Google San Francisco

345 Spear St · San Francisco, CA

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Event is on the 7th floor

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Join us for the first SFHTML5 event of 2020, with guest speaker Henri Helvetica all the way from Toronto!

Talk Abstract:
On a cold February night, NCSA Mosaic browser engineers would propose the addition of a new HTML tag: IMG. It was believed that adding images to the web would promote experimentation, and push the web forward.

Indeed forward the web went. We now have a mélange of media coming down the wire and at an increasingly higher rate every year. All this rich data has made for challenging performance, and engineers have been feverishly researching solutions around greater media compression . ‘Moving Pictures’ explores the ways we are tackling this problem, through current research around (you guessed it) new open source image and video formats used in present day, and planned for future use.

About the speaker
Henri is a freelance developer who has turned his interests to a passionate mix of site performance engineering and pinches of user experience. When not reading the deluge of daily research docs and case studies, or auditing sites in devtools, Henri can be found contributing back to the community: Toronto Web Performance Group meetup + JAMstack TORONTO organizer + SPOTLIGHT: PERFORMANCE co-organizer, curating conference content or volunteering his time for lunch and learns at various bootcamps. Additionally, you can find him frequenting conferences, and touching base w/ the community - all with a radiant smile. Otherwise, Henri is focusing on running the fastest 5k possible (surprise surprise).

5:00 PM—Doors open
6:30-6:45 PM—Announcements
6:45-7:45 PM—Talk by Henri, followed by Q&A

* Online registration for this event closes 72 hours before the start of the event (new building rules, sorry).
* On-site registration (for registered attendees) closes at 7:00 PM.
* For security reasons, unregistered guests and +1s are *not* allowed. Every attendee must be a member of SFHTML5 (on Meetup) and register for the event (RSVP Yes) 72 hours before the event to enter the event; no exceptions.
* And, yes, this event will be recorded and posted on the SFHTML5 YouTube channel.