Blaine Cook is a Canadian software engineer, now living and working in London, UK. He is the principal co-author of the OAuth and Webfinger specifications.
He is the former lead developer of Twitter. After working at the Fire Eagle project (Yahoo) and being part of the Open Source Osmosoft team (BT Group), he is now a freelance developer and, in the meanwhile, he developed himself a passion for front end.
The web has come a long way, and the new tools we have available to us are, frankly, incredible. The shift we're facing is back to the web, in a post-apps world. Our users expect more today than they did five years ago (before the iPhone), and we expect more today. The beautiful thing is that there are many amazing opportunities for us to create rich web-native experiences that work across all the amazing platforms that have blossomed over the past few years. We'll do better if we're able to question our assumptions in order to design and build things that are truly user-centric.