I'm happy to announce our next next bayjax meet up. Please join us on the evening of Friday Sept 16th to hear all about some really interesting work coming from the Netflix world as well as an introduction on Angular.js
Here is the full schedule/description for the evening:
When : Sept 16th
Where: Yahoo! HQ Main Cafeteria - URLs
701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA
5:30pm-6:00pm: Networking, Pizza
6:00pm-6:15pm: Recruiting announcements (Please come see me the night of the event if you have any)
6:15pm-7:00pm: Misko Hevery - Angular Js
"Angular is what HTML would have been, if it was designed for web-apps. Web-apps are afterthought in HTML and it shows. What angular brings to the table is:
1) Opinionated structure on how a CRUD application should be built.
2) Impressive Data Binding story, where the model is the single source of the truth.
3) Embrace HTML and turns it into declarative DSL which gives the developer the ability to make up one's own HTML tags/attributes
4) Amazing testability story, both on unit-tests and end-to-end tests"
7:00pm-7:20pm: Matt McCarthy - Webkit as a platform for UI innovation
"Netflix delivers a Webkit based UI on over 400 devices. Matt will discuss the benefits of the web as our delivery platform. He’ll explain the approach and challenges of rapid innovation through A/B testing and why it’s worth the trouble."
Matt’s been working on TV UI prototypes and products for three of his five years at Netflix. Before Netflix, Matt co-founded Plusmo (now part of AT&T) and designed web UI at Symbol (now part of Motorola Solutions).
7:30pm - 8:20pm: Matt Seeley - Performance through persistence
Netflix's Webkit UI on devices runs as single-page long-lived application. High performance requirements and broad device ecosystem introduce challenges handling large volumes of data and images. Matt will discuss device UI optimization techniques including accelerated compositing, defensive delays and the adjusting common best-practices for best overall performance."
Right-brained by nature and left-brained by necessity Matt brings a pragmatic view to UI design and development. As an engineer at Netflix Matt works to improve performance and implementation of streaming devices built upon Webkit. Before Netflix, Matt focused on elegant front end engineering with the Yahoo! Frontpage team.
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