The Hogwarts Textbook


After 15 years of hard work convincing publishers and readers now we finally have eBooks: printed books available in electronic form on Kindles, iPads, and other electronic devices. Great… but is that all? Where are the books that do what books could never do before? What would Harry Potter’s textbook look like? Would the book have animated hands to demonstrate spells? Would it catch cheaters and report to the teacher? Would it let you ask questions directly of the great wizards of old? In this session we will look at real book prototypes leading the way to building a Hogwarts textbook.

Josh Marinacci


Developer Advocate for webOS, Java expert, developer/designer, open source worker, O’Reilly author, and all round client side wonk.