September 10 - 12, 2013

The Web, Today and the Future


The Web, Today and the Future



From the expressive semantics of HTML 5 to the presentational power of CSS 3 to the rich interactivity of Javascript and the HTML 5 APIs, the modern web is an exciting, albeit complex environment. This keynote will discuss the demographics, standard, practices and technologies of today, as well as where we are headed as this rich environment continues to grow and evolve.


Eric Bollens is the Lead Software Architect of the UCLA Office of Information Technology's Education and Collaboration Technologies Group. In this role, he builds frameworks and APIs used at UCLA, across the University of California and throughout the open-source community. He currently manages development of the WebBlocks Responsive Toolkit and Community App Store Architecture.

At UCLA and as an IT consultant and open-source developer, Eric has over ten years of experience building web applications and architectures ranging from front-end mobile and responsive tools to application frameworks and end-user software to network and routing protocols. Ultimately, Eric's passion lies around constructing technical solutions to meet core business needs. He is also an open-source advocate and a subscriber to the DevOps philosophy.




Technical Level


  • The Web, Today and the Future
  • Frameworks of the Modern Web
  • Mobile Research and Learning Interoperability
  • Responsive Design
  • Usability and Accessibility
  • HTML 5
  • HTML 5 APIs
  • CSS 3
  • CSS Precompilers
  • Javascript
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Mobile Web App
  • Native App
  • Hybrid App
  • WAI-ARIA, ADA and Section 508
  • Responsive Design + Server-side Components (RESS)