Writing and Speaking
I enjoy presenting and am pretty good at it, so if you’re looking for someone to talk about front end technologies in a fun, informative way feel free to shoot me an email.
I’ve also written a lot about the web outside of this blog and two books out now : Professional jQuery (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) and Beginning HTML and CSS
- HTML5DevConf Spring 20131st–3rd April 2013
- “jQuery: Two New Features That Really Matter” Boston Front End Developers April 25, 2012
- Redefining Perspectives, New Delhi, India April 4, 2012
- “HTML5 From the Front Lines: What to Embrace Today (and What to Avoid)” HTML5 Live in New York 2011 November 1, 2011 at the New World Stages
- Enterprise 2.0 Boston, MA 20th–23rd June 2011
- Boston PHP: Learn CSS October 13, 7:00PM Bocoup, 319 A St, South Boston, MA
- Design Camp Boston: Learn CSS November 6 Microsoft New England Research & Development Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
- Front End Performance for the Common Man: Practical Strategies to Speed Up Your Site May 19, 6:30PM - 8:00PM Bocoup, 319 A St, South Boston, MA
- “The Future is Now: Theming WordPress with HMTL5″ WordCamp Boston. Microsoft New England Research Division
- Appeared on the panel MITX panel “Building Social Applications & Widgets for Top Platforms” with Matthew Adkisson, (CEO, FreeCause.com); Norris Boyd (Engineering Manager, Google); C.C. Chapman (Partner, The Advance Guard); and Ann Glenn (Senior Web Producer, Sony Pictures Imageworks Interactive.) Moderated by Chris Brogan.
- Introduction to Sandboxed Natives and FuseJS
- HTML5 Boilerplate: Kick Start Your Web Development
- Introduction to Ajax
- HTML5, CSS3 and Related Technologies: A Handy Atlas to the New World of Web Standards
- Keeping Up with the World of HTML5
- Recommended HTML5 and Open Web Platform Books
- The Modern State of Web Browsers
The standard bio:
“Rob has more than 13 years experience as a front end engineer and team lead, building web sites and applications for some of the world’s biggest brands.
In his career Rob has spent time at Sapient Global Markets, Isobar, The Brand Experience, Cramer and as an independent consultant. Over the course of his career Rob has solved unique problems for clients like Adidas, Motorola, Philips, Reebok, Gillette, Boston’s Museum of Science, State Street Corporation and Harvard Kennedy School.”