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Kimberly Blessing Hi, my name is Kimberly Blessing. I'm a computer scientist, Web developer, standards evangelist, feminist, and geek. This is where I write about life, the Web, technology, women's issues, and whatever else comes to mind.

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Presentations Blog Archive

The Web (Browser) We Forgot

Earlier this month I spoke at the O’Reilly Fluent Conference about the browser that truly popularized the Web in its infancy — the line mode browser. The video of my keynote is online, as well as an interview where I talk about everything from the line mode browser to the problems of modern-day developers.

The Web at 25: Lessons Learned, Forgotten, and Rediscovered

I was honored to be a part of Denmark’s first front-end focused web development conference, At the Frontend on November 4, 2014. There I talked about the history of the web through the story of my trip to CERN as part of the line-mode browser hack days project, and some thoughts on how lessons from then are still incredibly relevant today. (slides)

What Development Teams Can Learn From Experience Designers

I’m speaking at Philadelphia’s Emerging Technologies in the Enterprise conference on April 22, 2014 — Philadelphia’s “Day of the Developer”! In this talk, I share what I’ve learned from the Experience Designers at Think Brownstone for the technical audience that’s interested in making things awesome. (abstract, slides)

‘Change’ Is Not a Four-Letter Word

A repeat performance of my AccessU keynote, delivered at the end of the two-day, online Accessibility Summit. If you’re not familiar with the Environments for Humans conferences, check them out! (Powerpoint slides with notes)

Change Is Not A Four-Letter Word

It was my great honor to be invited to give the keynote at the John Slatin Accessibility University (aka AccessU). This year’s theme, “From the Margins to the Mainstream,” really struck a chord with my inner change agent, and thus my keynote address was born. (Accessible PDF or PowerPoint file with full notes)