Rowan Merewood

Rowan Merewood

Rowan is a Developer Advocate at Google, which means he works with partners to build real-world applications to prove and shape new technology. Aside from the obligatory exposure to BASIC as a child, the web has always been his natural home for coding. From early Perl-based guestbooks, through Python CMS integrations, onto PHP in more places than seems healthy, he’s seen how a high performing web app is critical to success in any business.

Montreal 2017 sessions

Connecting people - Identity in your platform

English session - Intermediate

Passwords are bad. We all know it, but we also know you're not going to build a service that doesn't use them - not if you like paying the rent. However, we can do a lot better. We'll take a whirlwind tour through the aspects of connecting people to your service, from generating passwords, not using passwords at all, creating users with one tap, identity providers, automatic cross-device sign-in, and password managers. Sign-in should be simple.

What can I build with AMP?

English session - Intermediate

For many, reading on the mobile web is a slow, clunky and frustrating experience - but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that embodies the vision that you should be able to create mobile optimized content once and have it load instantly everywhere. We'll look at how to build complex pages using AMP, why they're fast, and how you can measure success.

Montreal 2012 sessions