Rob Larsen

Rob Larsen

Front end engineer, writer, speaker.

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Boston, Massachusetts

Areas of Expertise:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Ant
  • SVG
  • Canvas
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing

Rob is an experienced front end engineer, team lead and manager. Since 1999 (that's Web 1.0, if you're keeping track) been building web sites and applications for some of the world's biggest brands.

Rob is an active writer and speaker on web technology with a special focus on emerging standards like HTML5, CSS3 and the ongoing evolution of the JavaScript programming language. He is co-author of Professional jQuery, the author of Beginning HTML and CSS and, coming soon from O'Reilly, The Uncertain Web. He's also active in the open source community.

Rob is currently the Founder and Principal Consultant of Palatino Consulting. Previously Rob has spent time at Sapient Global Markets, Isobar, The Brand Experience, Cramer and as an independent consultant. Over the course of his career Rob has solved unique problems for clients like Samsung, Motorola, Philips, Gillette, Boston's Museum of Science, State Street Corporation and Harvard Kennedy School.

The Uncertain Web The Uncertain Web
by Rob Larsen
December 2014
Print: $29.99
Ebook: $25.99

Rob blogs at:

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Four short links: 25 May 2015

May 25 2015

Why Are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks? (Pete Warden) — It turns out that neural networks are different. You can run them with eight-bit parameters and intermediate buffers, and suffer no noticeable loss in the final results. This … read more

Kyoto’s Nasty 22% City-Bike Hill Climb

May 24 2015

距離125mで高度上昇26m、22%の坂を頑張りました。 I went out for a long bike in the mountains of northern Kyoto on Saturday, and after 120km (75mi) of tough ups and pleasant downs with friends (that I'll write about separately), I made an attempt at a hill so steep that its name on Strava is "Nasty". It's… read more

Why are Eight Bits Enough for Deep Neural Networks?

May 23 2015

Picture by Retronator Deep learning is a very weird technology. It evolved over decades on a very different track than the mainstream of AI, kept alive by the efforts of a handful of believers. When I started using it a few years ago, it reminded me of the first time… read more

Algocracy

May 23 2015

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Current Status: For Hire

May 11 2015

My current long-term consulting gig is ending at the end of June and, being a fan of managing uncertainty (did you see how I did that?) I’m trying to line something up for the summer sooner rather than later. I’m … Continue reading → read more

Webcast: Wild World Web: Web Development in a World of Ever-Changing Browsers, Platforms & Compatibilities
November 11, 2014
This webcast will show you how to approach compatibility in a nimble way and will help you to solve problems confidently when you're faced with the web's uncertainty.