Chrome Dev Summit

Connecting you with Chrome Engineers.

November 19th and 20th, 2014. Mountain View, CA and live stream.

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Day 1

8am - 9am
9am - 9.30am
9.30am - 11am
11am - 11.30am
11.30am - 1pm
1pm - 2.30pm
2.30pm - 4pm
4pm - 4.30pm
4.30pm - 5pm
Closing Keynote
5pm - 5.15pm
After Party
5.15pm - Late

Day 2

8am - 9.30am
9.30am - 11.30am
11.30am - 12pm
12pm - 1pm
1pm - 2.15pm
2.15pm - 4pm
4pm - 4.30pm
Breakout discussion with Engineers
4.30pm - 6pm
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Day 1

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Keynote 09:00 - 09:30


09:00 - 09:30, Main Room

Darin Fisher

Darin Fisher introduces the Chrome Developer Summit.

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Wicked Fast (Performance investments) 09:30 - 09:50

Wicked Fast (Performance investments)

09:30 - 09:50, Main Room

Ryan Schoen, Product Manager

Ryan gives an overview of some of the architectural improvements we've been making to Chrome to ensure that it's easy to make 60fps web applications across any device, as well as some features that help your apps perform silky-smooth.

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Making Web Apps Appy 09:50 - 10:40

Making Web Apps Appy

09:50 - 10:40, Main Room

Alex Russell, Software Engineer

Alex gives an overview of why web apps don’t feel “appy” today, and shows how Service Worker is enabling a whole new world of appiness - beyond the simple goal of making web apps work offline, to building truly engaging web applications.

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Asking for superpowers: Chrome's permission model 10:40 - 11:00

Asking for superpowers: Chrome's permission model

10:40 - 11:00, Main Room

Adrienne Porter Felt, Software Engineer

Adrienne explains how we can enable more powerful web applications while keeping a user focus on security and privacy, and how you should structure your own apps to take best advantage.

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Material Design Deconstructed 11:30 - 12:00

Material Design Deconstructed

11:30 - 12:00, Main Room

Roma Shah, UI Designer

Roma explores the philosophy of Material Design, and provides practical guidance for building apps according to Material Design principles.

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The Applied Science of Runtime Performance 12:00 - 12:30

The Applied Science of Runtime Performance

12:00 - 12:30, Main Room

Paul Lewis, Developer Advocate

Building a 60fps, cross-browser website can be tricky. It requires knowledge, experience and judgment calls on trade-offs and what to prioritize.

In this session Paul will take you through his recent experience of building the Chrome Dev Summit site, and in particular the challenges of achieving good runtime performance, performance tooling, and a couple of new and useful APIs.

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TLS All the Things! - Security with Performance 12:30 - 13:00

TLS All the Things! - Security with Performance

12:30 - 13:00, Main Room

Chris Palmer, Software Engineer

TLS underlies all security and privacy on the web. Chris explains how to do TLS right: not only to deploy TLS and remain performant at scale, but also demonstrating how TLS is the basis of new performance improvements.

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Easy Composition and Reuse with Web Components 14:30 - 15:00

Easy Composition and Reuse with Web Components

14:30 - 15:00, Main Room

Dmitri Glazkov, Uber Compositor

Dimitri explores the set of enabling technologies that make up Web Components, and describes how these pieces make it easy and fast to build composable components, and make HTML finally earn its keep.

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Polymer: State of the Union 15:00 - 15:30

Polymer: State of the Union

15:00 - 15:30, Main Room

Matt McNulty, Software Engineer

Polymer started as an experiment in pushing the web platform. In the two and a half years since, we’ve helped ship a lot of standards, a developer preview of Polymer, and learned a lot and heard a lot of feedback from developers. Matt will share what we’ve learned, the state of the art of Polymer today, and most importantly what’s next.

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Let's build some apps with Polymer! 15:30 - 16:00

Let's build some apps with Polymer!

15:30 - 16:00, Main Room

Rob Dodson, Developer Advocate

This talk will cover what it takes to build a single page app in Polymer. Rob will demonstrate how to quickly scaffold the structure of an application by leveraging Material Design elements, explore best practices around lazy loading elements to keep our app speedy, and also touch upon the tools we can use to debug and test our app.

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Fundamentals of Mobile Web Development 16:30 - 17:00

Fundamentals of Mobile Web Development

16:30 - 17:00, Main Room

Matt Gaunt, Developer Advocate

Matt gives a whirlwind tour of getting started on Web, from our Web Fundamentals guide to jump-starting with the Web Starter Kit, and also cover some of the stunning advancements in DevTools.

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Closing Keynote 17:00 - 17:15

Closing Keynote

17:00 - 17:15, Main Room

Closing remarks on Day 1 from Sundar Pichai.

Day 2

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Web Components and Polymer Panel 09:30 - 10:30

Web Components and Polymer Panel

09:30 - 10:30, Main Room

The Web Components and Polymer Panel gives you the chance to talk directly to the Web Components and Polymer engineering teams to get answers for the questions: What is the future of Web Components? How should we start building using Web Components and Polymer? Are there performance issues with Polymer?

Moderator: Rob Dodson


  • Alex Komoroske
  • Taylor Savage
  • Alice Boxhall
  • Matthew McNulty
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Future of Web Apps Panel 10:30 - 11:30

Future of Web Apps Panel

10:30 - 11:30, Main Room

The Future of Apps Panel gives you the chance to get answers for the hard questions about the direction Google are taking with Web Apps: What is the future of apps on the web? What platform should we build for? When should we build a Chrome App or a Web App? Are we going to get all of the Chrome Apps APIs on the web?

Moderator: Jake Archibald


  • Alex Russell
  • Alex Komoroske
  • Adrienne Porter Felt
  • Mike Tsao
  • Greg Simon
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Performance Panel 12:00 - 13:00

Performance Panel

12:00 - 13:00, Main Room

The Performance panel gives you direct access to the engineers who are leading the performance in Chrome and on the web and gives you the chance to ask the hard questions about performance: Where should I focus my efforts: Network or Rendering? Where are the next set of performance improvements coming from? Why is it so difficult to get 60fps on sites and apps?

Moderator: Paul Lewis


  • Paul Irish
  • Pat Meenan
  • Tony Gentilcore
  • Nat Duca
  • Elliot Sprehn
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Material Design Panel 14:15 - 15:00

Material Design Panel

14:15 - 15:00, Main Room

The Material Design Panel lets you talk directly to teams building and implementing Material Design and get answers directly from them on: How do I use Material Design in a content site? Should I adhere to it fully, can I bend the rules and, if so, when and how?

Moderator: Matt Gaunt


  • Zachary Gibson
  • Matthew McNulty
  • Josh Estelle
  • Paul Lewis
  • Roma Shah
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Chrome Leadership Panel 15:00 - 16:00

Chrome Leadership Panel

15:00 - 16:00, Main Room

The Chrome Leadership Panel is your chance to help direct the platform. Let the Leadership team know where your issues are and how you would like them to be solved. Ask tough questions and get your voice heard.

Moderator: Jake Archibald


  • Darin Fisher
  • Greg Simon
  • Rahul Roy-Chowdhury
  • Avni Shah
  • Grace Kloba
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Attendee Information

Getting to Chrome Dev Summit

Chrome Dev Summit will be taking place on Google's campus:

Google Building QD3
468 Ellis Street
Mountain View
CA 94043

Attendees can park at the venue using the numerous lots in and around the building. If you're coming by train, the closest VTA train is Middlefield Station, which is about a block away.

If you're coming from further afield, the closest airport is SJC. SFO is also an option, though it is farther away.


Chrome Dev Summit has sold out. Please join us on November 19 for the live stream.

Get Involved

Ask the questions that matter to you.

Chrome Dev Summit is a fantastic opportunity to ask Chrome Engineers the questions you want answered. It's also your chance to tell us exactly what you think about anything from performance to tooling, design to Service Worker.

So if you have a question, please put it into our dedicated moderator page.

Join the conversation

There are a few places you can say hi and follow along:

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About Chrome Dev Summit

This year the Summit presentations will mainly focus on performance, Polymer, Material Design, and building mobile web apps that work like apps with Service Worker and other technologies, but will also have breakouts and panels to discuss what you want to discuss.

Join us in Mountain View or via the live video streams.

  • Master the art of web performance.
  • Collaborate with Chrome engineers and other attendees.
  • Learn how to build for a multi-device world.
  • Explore web APIs and their implementations in Chrome.
  • Enhance your productivity with tested workflows.
  • Guide the evolution of the web.