HTML re-invented for the age of web apps

Le sujet

In an age when it seems everything is developed in JavaScript, using frameworks like Angular and React, what place is there for old fashioned HTML and CSS? Is it now little more than the legacy of a bygone age, like sailing ships, and horse drawn carriages? Lea Verou thinks not! She very recently released Mavo, which she had been working on at MIT for two years.

Mavo is a language that extends HTML to describe applications that manage, store, and transform data. With it, you can build complex applications and rich data interactions declaratively, using just HTML and CSS. The spirit of the web, for the age of web apps.

At Paris Web, we have the privilege of being among the first people anywhere to hear about Mavo – from Lea herself.

Présenté par Lea Verou

Lea Verou

Lea is a computer scientist / web standards geek / front-end developer / web designer / speaker / author, originally from Greece. She is currently a Research Assistant at MIT CSAIL, in David Karger’s Haystack group and an Invited Expert in the W3C CSS Working Group.

In the past, she had written a book on advanced CSS for O’Reilly, worked for W3C/MIT, gave over 60 invited talks around the world, released several open source projects, co-founded a Greek startup called Fresset Ltd (which I left in 2011), and many other things. She hold a BSc in Computer Science from Athens University of Economics and Business, in which she had co-organized a 4th year undergrad course about web-development in the past. While her background is technical, she had a strong passion for visual design as well.