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Thank you for joining us at the Ad Blocker Developer Summit 2020

This year the Ad Blocker Developer Summit faced the challenge of becoming a fully remote event while trying to provide the same amount of knowledge sharing, engagement and discussion around all things ad blocking. With a lot of input, learnings and new ideas gained from that day we want to thank all the amazing speakers, attendees and back office supporters who turned this challenge into a successful event. If you missed the event or one of the many great talks you can watch and share them here. With this wish everybody a good time, stay safe and see you next year!

Why join?

Interact with a diverse group of knowledgeable individuals passionate about ad blocking. Learn from some of the most influential people in the industry and see first-hand the cutting-edge advances happening in the world of ad blocking.

The explosive growth of ad blockers has forced publishers and advertisers to listen seriously to consumer demands and reform some of their most aggressive ad practices. Come to this industry-wide developer event to learn how to contribute to the ad-blocking community, while learning from the best in the game. Contribute to the discussion on the future of ad blocking, from machine learning to VR/AR, to embedded devices and more.

What to do?

  • Meet the developers behind some of the most successful ad-blocking apps in the world.
  • Learn what’s on the cutting edge in the world of ad blocking.
  • Help transform the advertising industry to be held more accountable to consumers.
  • Pitch your ideas for VR, machine learning, and AI in ad blocking. Help shape ad blocking for the future!
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When?

October 21, 2020

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Where?

online event, login to open on Tuesday 20th of October at 12:30pm CET

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Speakers

Ad Blocker Dev Summit brings together key industry players for engaging and interactive discussions on the latest advancements in various areas of ad blocking including circumvention, machine learning, privacy and security, and more.

Speakers for this year’s Summit include:

Peter Lowe Security Researcher, DNSFilter Ad blocking:
the good, the bad, and the ugly
Sören Müller Co-Founder Webwasher | Automatic Trading Systems Dev How ad blocking started:
The Webwasher Story
Stephen Hardisty CTO, eyeo opening keynote
Louisa Ha, Ph.D Professor, Bowling Green State University What types of advertising should be blocked? Toward a normative theory of ad blocking
Sam Macbeth Tech Lead, Cliqz Autoconsent: Towards zero-click opt-out across the web
Shilpi Kapoor CEO, BarrierBreak Solutions Private Limited The inaccessibility of Ads & Ad blocking
Florian Nettersheim Master's Student, Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (Federal Office for Information Security, Germany) Katti: A system for the detection of ad malware
Andrey Meshkov CTO and Co-Founder, AdGuard Brave New World: content blocking on Apple platforms
Joana Garcia Product Co-ordinator, eyeo Unsung heroes: Celebrating the work of filter list authors
Miyoung Shin Software Engineer, Igalia Fixing Gaps: Strengthening the Chromium Platform for Content Blocking
Lorenzo Tilve Software Engineer, Igalia Fixing Gaps: Strengthening the Chromium Platform for Content Blocking
Zubair Shafiq Professor, University of California, Davis Fingerprinting the Fingerprinters
Jeffrey Yasskin Software Engineer, Google How Web Packaging will affect ad blocking
Hieu Le Ph.D Student, University of California, Irvine Revisiting Adblocking Circumvention
Rob Wu Software Engineer (Firefox Add-Ons Team), Mozilla The Future of Content Blockers in Firefox
Philipp Kewisch Add-ons Operations Manager, Mozilla The Future of Content Blockers in Firefox
Alexandre Blondin Product Manager, Chrome Extensions Consumer Experience, Google Closing Keynote
Karandeep Bhatia Software Engineer, Chrome Extensions, Google Closing Keynote
Devlin Cronin Tech Lead and Manager, Chrome Extensions, Google Closing Keynote
David Li Product Manager, Chrome Extensions Developer Experience, Google Closing Keynote
Heather Novotny UX Researcher, eyeo The new and improved browsing experience: how adblockers have improved the way we consume information online

Schedule

The schedule for the day is the following:

Time Slot Speaker Topic
Afternoon Sessions
12:30 - 13:00 CET
06:30 - 07:00 EDT
03:30 - 04:00 PDT
Stephen Hardisty
CTO
eyeo
Opening Keynote
13:00 - 13:30 CET
07:00 - 07:30 EDT
04:00 - 04:30 PDT
Shilpi Kapoor
CTO
BarrierBreak
The inaccessibility of Ads & Ad blocking
13:30 - 14:00 CET
07:30 - 08:00 EDT
04:30 - 05:00 PDT
Peter Lowe
Security Researcher
DNSFilter
Ad blocking: The good, the bad, and the ugly
14:00 - 15:00 CET
08:00 - 09:00 EDT
05:00 - 06:00 PDT
Sören Müller
Automatic Trading Systems Dev
Co-Founder, WebWasher
How ad blocking started: The Webwasher Story
15:00 - 15:15 CET
09:00 - 09:15 EDT
06:00 - 06:15 PDT
Joana Garcia
Product co-ordinator
eyeo
Unsung heroes: Celebrating the work of filter list authors
Break for 15 mins
Late Afternoon Sessions
15:30 - 16:30 CET
09:30 - 10:30 EDT
06:30 - 07:30 PDT
Andrey Meshkov
CTO
AdGuard
Brave New World: content blocking on Apple platforms
16:30 - 17:00 CET
10:30 - 11:00 EDT
07:30 - 08:00 PDT
Miyoung Shin
Software Engineer
Igalia
Lorenzo Tilve
Software Engineer
Igalia
Fixing Gaps: Strengthening the Chromium Platform for Content Blocking
17:00 - 17:30 CET
11:00 - 11:30 EDT
08:00 - 08:30 PDT
Rob Wu
Software Engineer (Firefox Add-Ons Team)
Mozilla
Philipp Kewisch
Add-ons Operations Manager
Mozilla
The Future of Content Blockers in Firefox
17:30 - 18:00 CET
11:30 - 12:00 EDT
08:30 - 09:00 PDT
Sam Macbeth
Tech Lead
Cliqz
Autoconsent: Towards zero-click opt-out across the web
18:00 - 18:15 CET
12:00 - 12:15 EDT
09:00 - 09:15 PDT
Florian Nettersheim
Masters Student
BSI
Katti: A system for the detection of ad malware
18:15 - 18:30 CET
12:15 - 12:30 EDT
09:15 - 09:30 PDT
Hieu Le
Ph.D Student
University of California, Irvine
Revisiting Adblocking Circumvention
Break for 30 mins
Evening Sessions
19:00 - 19:30 CET
13:00 - 13:30 EDT
10:00 - 10:30 PDT
Jeff Yasskin
Software Engineer
Google
How Web Packaging will affect ad blocking
19:30 - 20:30 CET
13:30 - 14:30 EDT
10:30 - 11:30 PDT
Louisa Ha
Professor
Bowling Green State University, USA
What types of advertising should be blocked? Toward a normative theory of ad blocking
20:30 - 21:00 CET
14:30 - 15:00 EDT
11:30 - 12:00 PDT
Heather Novotny
UX Researcher
eyeo
The new and improved browsing experience: how adblockers have improved the way we consume information online
21:00 - 21:30 CET
15:00 - 15:30 EDT
12:00 - 12:30 PDT
Zubair Shafiq
Professor
University of California, Davis
Fingerprinting the Fingerprinters
21:30 - 22:30 CET
15:30 - 16:30 EDT
12:30 - 13:30 PDT
Devlin Cronlin, Karandeep Bhatia, Alexandre Blondin, David Li
Chrome Extensions Team
Google
Closing Keynote
22:30 - 22:45 CET
16:30 - 16:45 EDT
13:30 - 13:45 PDT
Shwetank Dixit
VP - Core Technology
eyeo
Wrap up and closing thoughts

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