Silvia Pfeiffer

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

I am an open video enthusiast and want to make user experience with video online as interactive and enjoyable as Web page interaction. Think about searching for stuff in video and directly getting to the point, or linking out to related stuff while watching video. Also, I am keen to have such experiences for everyone, which is why I have a keen interest in accessibility and standards.

I've got a long background in open source software, open media technology through Xiph and Annodex, and in open standards through IETF and W3C. Since July 2012, I've become a co-editor of the HTML5 & WebVTT specs at the W3C. I've worked with awesome people and my recent experience with HTML5 video has been pure steroids.

Professionally, I have a PhD in audio and video content analysis, have worked with research institutes, started my own company and contracted to great companies such as Mozilla and Google and NICTA. I also have a 17 yo son and a wonderful partner, who both support me in my professional interests.

  • Work
    • Nicta