GLAZED Conference - The Dawn of the Wearable Economy (London 2014)
Known as “the Evangelist” for Mozilla, Christian has been pushing the confines of the web and mobile for over 20 years. As computers become less about screens and more about things, we can’t wait to get Mozilla’s take on how HTML5 will translate into being about open human beings. Will this tech giant enter the Wearable World or focus on the old mobile one?
"I think we are limited in our vision right now. What disappoints me about my wearable watch is that these are tiny touch screens that are external monitors to our phones. And I am sorry this is not worth my money because right now everything what happens on my phone happens on my watch. So we brought the original use case and we give you things that are already happening in your pocket. I think the interesting things will be once we go into the accelerometer space, once we go into a measuring space, everything like leap motion you can detect fingers. Why can't I do that on wearable? And also wearables that are not on my wrist or on my face but actually as part of my body. That's the space that we should go."
Christian Heilmann, Principal Evangelist, Mozilla
Chris Heilmann has dedicated a lot of his time making the web better. Originally coming from a radio journalism background, he built his first web site from scratch around 1997 and spent the following years working on lots of large, international web sites. He then spent a few years in Yahoo building products and explaining and training people and is now at Mozilla. Chris wrote and contributed to six books on web development and wrote many articles and hundreds of blog posts for Ajaxian, Smashing Magazine, Yahoo, Mozilla, ScriptJunkie and many more.You can follow him on Twitter at @codepo8.