Please join us for an special event brought you by some of the FE engineers at Flickr. Surprisely enough, they actually write code once in while when they're not out there on excursions taking pictures of unimportant things.
Monday Feb 6th 2012
701 First Avenue
Bldg. C main Cafe URLs
6:00 - 6:30 : Pizza, Networking, Open recruiting announcements.
6:30 - 7:00 : Eric Gelinas - Geo interfaces for actual humans
7:00 - 7:30 : Stephen Woods - Creating Responsive HTML5 Touch Interfaces
7:30 - 8:00: Scott Schiller - Adding sound to HTML
In their own words:
Scott Schiller - Adding sound to HTML
The web has been largely silent for years, given a lack of native audiosupport; HTML5 audio now promises to help bring sound capability to themasses. This talk will cover a bit of web audio history, the presentstate of support, some practical demos and a few gratuitous examples ofwhere browser-based audio is going.
Stephen Woods - Creating Responsive HTML5 Touch Interfaces
The proliferation of touch-based mobile phones and tablets means that users are accustomed to using touch gestures navigate - but so far primarily on native applications – how about web content? Creating responsive touch interfaces in HTML5 is not just possible, but its an amazing evolution of web user interfaces. At Flickr we've learned that because of the nature of touch events, the "feel" of the interface is more important than performance by the numbers. This session will guide you through how we create touch interfaces, with a focus on interfaces that FEEL responsive.
Eric Gelinas - Geo interfaces for actual humans
These days people are excited to find and share web content using location data. Flickr has helped lead this with innovative concepts such as reverse geolocation, and more recently with the geoprivacy feature Geofence. The concepts and technologies involved in making these a reality are complicated and still emerging. In this talk, we will explain how interfaces can be designed and developed to guide users into understanding these complicated concepts while having fun. More than ever before, maps can look and behave like the pages on which they live. We will discuss all of this and go into a little detail on why Flickr chose to use a map on the most highly viewed part of it's site.