12 Jun/19
15:15 - 16:15 (Europe/Zurich)

Making of the Modern Web


503/1-001 at CERN

The web was built by people, and people often do interesting, creative, surprising, inexplicable and sometimes just silly things. What did Steve Jobs think when he first saw the web? How did Netscape really lose the browser war with Microsoft? How did Chrome manage to succeed against Internet Explorer? Where will the web go from here?

About the speaker

Linus Upson lead the engineering team that built the Google Chrome web browser. He was also an engineer at NeXT during the beginnings of the web and at Netscape during the browser wars of the 1990s. He is currently on an extended leave from his undergraduate studies in mathematics at Princeton University.