Keynote: Building Annotation Into Browsers
12–1pm ET, Friday 25 June 2021
David Bokan: We on the Chrome team are exploring ways to bring annotation directly into the browser and web platform. While many of the details around formats and protocols have been worked out, there are unique challenges to bringing this to a product with billions of users in a responsible, safe way. In this talk, I present some of our thinking in this space and where we see the challenges but, most of all, I'm interested in feedback and discussion of how the annotation community sees these issues.
- David Bokan, Software Engineer, Google Chrome: David Bokan (he/him @david_bokan) has worked his entire 8-year career at Google working on the web platform in Chrome. Some of his highlights include working on input, making pinch-zoom work better on the web, improving scrolling performance and reliability, and pre-rendering of web pages. More recently, he worked on text-fragments, which allow linking to exact snippets of text — building blocks required for annotations.
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