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Seattle Google Technology Users Group (GTUG)

August 15, 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet IE9: The opportunity and challenges of HTML5

Microsoft is making a deep investment in HTML5 starting with IE9. Microsoft has been an active participant in W3C, ECMA and other standards bodies. We’ll start by drilling into the actual state of HTML5 across various specifications, what still needs to be done and the expected evolution through standard bodies. We’ll also cover the approach that Microsoft is taking with HTML5 by enabling web sites to use the full power of the PC starting with full hardware acceleration and pinned sites. This has enabled a completely new type of web experience.

Ziad Ismail is currently the Director of Product Management for Internet Explorer. He has held leadership positions in several high-tech companies from small to large companies. Prior to joining the IE team, Ziad was the Director for Windows Phone Planning at Microsoft where he worked on the reinvention of Windows Phone. Prior to Microsoft, Ziad was the founder and CEO of several start-ups including CitiKey, a pioneering mobile location based company, and Inspire Infrastructure, a search infrastructure company that was acquired by He served in the Swedish military spending two cold winters above the Arctic circle. He has won several awards including the City of Stockholm Innovation Award, Dell MBA Case Competition, and the Cap Gemini Innovation Award. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Our monthly GTUG meeting:

6:00: Networking & Pizza
6:15: Open Q&A – Ask Questions about any Google Technology
6:30: Group Announcements
6:40: Lightning Talks/Demos – (let us know in advance if you have something to show – 5 minutes)
7:00: Main Presentation
7:45: Q&A & Dessert


811 First Ave., Ste 480
Seattle, 98104
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