Charles McCathieNevile
Chief Standards Officer, Opera Software

Website | @chaals

Charles McCathieNevile (better known to the world as “chaals”) has been Chief Standards Officer at Opera since 2005, and is responsible for Opera’s leading role in ensuring that the best of Web development is available to the world in the form of open standards. With more than two decades of experience in both commercial and academic hypertext systems, his personal interests are broad but include accessibility of the web to all people from all devices, and better ways to make information help people reach more of their goals more easily. He is co-chair of the W3C WebApps working group, and involved personally in several W3C working groups. Before joining Opera Charles worked on the Staff of W3C. In his spare time he is Vice President of the Iberoamerican Web accessibility group Sidar, tries to learn languages, and cooks.

A constant traveller, he currently speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian (but not very well), and is still learning Norwegian, Portuguese and Russian. Originally from Australia, he would like to see every country in the world and eat dinner in them all, but has so far only managed about a quarter of them.


Location: 2006 Level:
Moderated by:
Dion Almaer (Set Direction)
Ben Galbraith (Google), Douglas Crockford (Author), Brendan Eich (JavaScript), Charles McCathieNevile (Opera Software), Alex Russell (Google), Giorgio Sardo (Microsoft Corporation)
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As browsers become the most important piece of software you will use, what can consumers and developers expect to be in the next generation of browsers. What will the top browser makers think of next and how will it be implemented? The panel will have the top movers and shakers of the browser industry who will butt heads to predict the future. Read more.
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