Tobie Langel

Open-Source & Web Standards Consultant

Hi and welcome to my little corner of the web.

My name is Tobie Langel. I live in Geneva, Switzerland.

I work as an independent open-source and web standards consultant for companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Mozilla or Google. I’m currently editing Web IDL, which is used to describe interfaces implemented by web browsers, and the Generic Sensor API, which defines how sensors are exposed to the web.

Previously, I worked as a software engineer at Facebook, as Facebook’s W3C Advisory Committee Representative, and W3C’s Testing Lead. You can find out more about my past and present work on Linkedin. It’s generally up to date.

I write code, tweet, and occasionally post citations from articles that move me on tumblr.

A while back, I wrote Helvetictoc, a small web app that tells the time using words. Some people liked it so much it became a real clock in Durham, England.

Helvetictoc displayed in Durham, England at night.
Helvetictoc, ironically shot before I noticed the host laptop was running Arial instead of Helvetica.
Photo by Scott Silburn.

In a previous life, I was a professional jazz drummer.

Want to get in touch? Shoot me an email or reach out on twitter.

Thanks for visiting.

--tobie