September 19–20, 2016: Training
September 20–22, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

Web versus apps revisited

Ben Galbraith (Google), Dion Almaer (Google)
9:30am–9:50am Thursday, 09/22/2016
Grand Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Understand new perspectives on Web versus apps, based on the evolving landscape
  • Description

    It has been 17 years since Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer talked about Web versus apps at Velocity—and a lot has changed. Join them as they provide new perspectives based on the evolving landscape and consider how new mediums such as voice factor in, all with a touch of their new “Googley” perspective.

    Photo of Ben Galbraith

    Ben Galbraith


    Ben Galbraith is the head of product and developer relations for Google’s Developer Product group. Prior to Google, Ben has alternated between entrepreneurial and executive roles across companies in many industries, such as Mozilla, Palm/HP, and Walmart. He lives in Palo Alto with his wife and eight children.

    Photo of Dion Almaer

    Dion Almaer


    Currently, Dion Almaer is an engineering director in Google’s Developer Products group, where he works to commodity developer infrastructure and make sure that external developers have access to the same quality Google products as internal Googlers do. Previously, took part in the software process from his own startups as well as at well-known companies such as Mozilla, Palm, and Walmart.