Phil Harnish

Phil Harnish
Web App Engineer, YouTube

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Phil has been working on YouTube’s play button for a couple years now. He enjoys continuous deployment and long stretches of behavior driven development. Between the years of keyboard playing cat videos he’s learned a thing or two about the strain scale has on design and usability. If he ever escapes the clutches of a cushy day job, you’ll likely find him hacking on yet another casual-social-game without a business model.

Sessions

Web Performance Mission City
Greg Schechter (YouTube), Phil Harnish (YouTube)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)
HTML5; it’s new, it’s awesome, and it’s powerful, but can it take down the champ of video distribution, Flash. Which technology's got the ability to bring cat video to the next level. This talk will cover the many challenges of both HTML5 and YouTube adapting to change video distribution on the web. Read more.
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