Everything open source
May 16–17, 2016: Training & Tutorials
May 18–19, 2016: Conference
Austin, TX

The Seif project

1:50pm–2:30pm Thursday, 05/19/2016
Location: Meeting Room 14

The Web has grown to become a hugely important medium, but it has also become horrendously complex, which extends development schedules and promotes bug formation. The standards process cannot reduce the Web’s complexity; it can only increase it. Making things worse, there are security vulnerabilities in the Web that have been present since its creation, which become increasingly dangerous with time.

Aashish Sheshadri and Rohit Harchandani introduce Seif, an open source project, started at PayPal, with the goal of transitioning the Web into an application delivery system that will be safer, easier to use, and easier to develop for.

This session is sponsored by PayPal.

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Aashish Sheshadri


Aashish Sheshadri is a software engineer at PayPal working on the Seif project to enable a safe and effective relationship on the web. He graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin. As a graduate student his research was focussed on enabling reliability and relevance of the crowd in the context of human computation and crowdsourcing. He enjoys exploring the space where research meets application to enable practical solutions.

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Rohit Harchandani


Rohit Harchandani is a software engineer at Paypal working on a new web browser and communication framework. Previously, after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Rohit worked at Bloomberg, creating its fixed income search infrastructure using several open source technologies. He enjoys working on challenging problems using innovative solutions with a lot of emphasis on a robust and clean design.