WYSIWYG: Dispelling Myths and Misconceptions

“What You See Is What You Get” (aka WYSIWYG) style development tools and editors have been around for ages. They are often derided by some developers as the tools of amateurs but WYSIWYG tools are still a critical tool in app development and, especially, in content management and creation. In this session, Mrina Sugosh will take a look back at the history of and misconceptions around WYSIWYG tooling to better understand how these tools can help developers and designers in content creation.

WYSIWYG: Navigating Origins, Dispelling Myths, and Charting Future Trends

Let’s embark on a captivating journey through the history of WYSIWYG, unraveling the myths and misconceptions that have clouded its understanding, and peering into the future trends that will reshape how we interact with content creation tools. Mrina will explore the evolution of user interfaces, the impact of changing technology and the implications for designers and developers alike. Join Mrina for an engaging discussion that will leave viewers with fresh perspectives and actionable insights.

Mrinalini (Mrina) has been “hacking” away at tech projects since the age of 14! Her first project was programming her TI-84 calculator to be able quickly find the hypotenuse of a right triangle. Since then she has been in constant pursuit of employing CS to enable her curiosity; be it building a text messaging COVID bot or a motion detector for her pup’s sleep. She is a UC Berkeley Alumnus and currently works as a Developer Relations Manager at Tiugo Technologies.

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