Douglas Crockford - . San Jose, CA, US

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Biography

Douglas Crockford is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur who is best known for his ongoing involvement in the development of the JavaScript language, for having popularized the data format JSON (JavaScript Object Notation), and for developing various JavaScript related tools such as JSLint and JSMin.

Douglas has worked in learning systems, small business systems, office automation, games, interactive music, multimedia, location-based entertainment, social systems, and programming languages.

He is best known for having discovered that there are good parts in JavaScript. This was an important and unexpected discovery. He discovered the JSON Data Interchange Format. He is currently working on making the web a secure and reliable software delivery platform.

He is currently a senior JavaScript architect at Yahoo!, and is also a writer and speaker on JavaScript, JSON, and related web technologies such as the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI). He is also the author of 'JavaScript: The Good Parts.'

Industry Expertise (8)

  • Computer Software
  • Computer/Network Security
  • Computer Gaming
  • Information Technology and Services
  • IT Services/Consulting
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Networking
  • Internet

Areas of Expertise (3)

Javascript Json Computer Programming

Accomplishments (1)

Author - JavaScript: The Good Parts (professional)

This book reveals a subset of JavaScript that's more reliable, readable, and maintainable than the language as a whole - a subset you can use to create extensible and efficient code. With JavaScript: The Good Parts, you'll discover a beautiful, elegant, lightweight, and highly expressive language that lets you create effective code, whether you're managing object libraries or just trying to get Ajax to run fast. If you develop sites or applications for the Web, this book is an absolute must.

Event Appearances (25)

KEYNOTE SPEECH

JavaScript Days 2012  Cologne, Germany

2012-03-12

Programming Style and Your Brain

Software Passion Summit 2012  Göteborg, Sweden

2012-03-19

JavaScript, Programming Style, and Your Brain

7th Annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2012-04-10

KEYNOTE SPEECH

YUIConf 2011  Santa Clara, California

2011-11-03

JavaScript: The World’s Most Misunderstood Programming Language

JavaScript everywhere! Boston  Boston, Massachusetts

2011-10-15

KEYNOTE SPEECH

HTML5 Developer Conference  San Francisco, California

2011-09-27

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Fidelity Investments "Leadership in Technology" Executive Speakers Series  North Carolina State University

2011-09-08

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Velocity 2011: Web Performance & Operations Conference  Santa Clara, California

2011-06-15

ECMAScript 5: The New Parts

Norwegian Developers Conference  Oslo, Norway

2011-06-08

Server Side JavaScript

Web Directions @media 2011  London, England

2011-05-26

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Code as Craft Technology Talks  New York City

2011-04-27

JavaScript

MIX 2011  Las Vegas, Nevada

2011-04-13

Programming style and your brain

SourceDevCon 2012  London, England

2012-05-03

KEYNOTE SPEECH

JavaScript Italy 2012  Verona, Italy

2012-05-17

KEYNOTE SPEECH

Dutch Mobile Conference  Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012-06-08

KEYNOTE SPEECH

WebApps '12  Boston, Massachusetts

2012-06-13

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Programming Style and Your Brain

TechXploration Speaker Series  San Jose, California

2012-06-21

KEYNOTE SPEECH – JavaScript: Your New Overlord

JAX Conference  San Francisco, California

2012-07-09

Crockford On JavaScript: Programming Style and Your Brain

JAX Conference  San Francisco, California

2012-07-09

KEYNOTE SPEECH

GothamJS   New York City

2012-07-14

The JavaScript Panel

WDCNZ (Web Dev Conversations NZ)  Wellington, New Zealand

2012-08-02

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Programming Style and Your Brain

WDCNZ (Web Dev Conversations NZ)  Wellington, New Zealand

2012-08-02

KEYNOTE SPEECH: Programming Style and Your Brain

DEVLINK 2012  Chattanooga, Tennessee

2012-08-29

Programming Style and Your Brain

Silicon Valley Code Camp  Los Altos Hills, California

2012-10-06

Monads and Gonads

Silicon Valley Code Camp  Los Altos Hills, California

2012-10-06

Sample Talks (3)

Programming Style and Your Brain

Computer programs are the most complicated things that humans make. They must be perfect, which is hard for us because we are not perfect. The systems in our brains that make us vulnerable to advertising and propaganda also influence our programming styles. This talk looks systematically at the development of a programming style that specifically improves the reliability of programs.

JavaScript: The World’s Most Misunderstood Programming Language

JavaScript has unexpectedly become one of the most important programming languages of the 21st century. Douglas’s talk will outline where JavaScript came from, what it is doing here, and how to use it well.

JavaScript & Metaperformance

There are lies, damned lies, and benchmarks. Tuning language processor performance to benchmarks can have the unintended consequence of encouraging bad programming practices. This is the true story of developing a new benchmark with the intention of encouraging good practices.

Availability

  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training

Fees

*Will consider certain engagements for no fee
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