An evening with the Flickr FE dudes

  • February 6, 2012 · 6:00 PM

Hello everyone:

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. 

When:

Monday Feb 6th 2012 

Where:

Yahoo Inc. 

701 First Avenue
Bldg. C main Cafe URLs
Sunnyvale, CA

Agenda:

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.

 

 

 

 

 


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  • Gonzalo C.

    Videos can now be found here:

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist...­

    February 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentations and great information.

    February 7, 2012

  • Mark H.

    Although there were some issues with audio (technical and competing groups with differing agendas--easily resolvable issues that have been known for years), this was a Classic Meetup. Excellent. Great presentations showing cutting edge client-side stuff.

    February 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic, keep more coming!!!

    February 7, 2012

  • Tze

    Audio demo was out of this world.

    February 7, 2012

  • al f.

    Speakers were great. Venue was sub-par, but the dudes know it. Who posted all the event pics on Flickr?

    February 7, 2012

  • Lucas S.

    Really great presentations. Well executed event.

    February 7, 2012

  • davinder

    I thought it had some great information but the first presentation could have had a better intro. It just seemed to get right into it and I was a little lost at what they were talking about.

    February 7, 2012

  • Gonzalo C.

    Like Always, all the videos will be posted here:

    http://yuilibrary.com/theater/­

    We'll make last night's videos available there as well.

    February 7, 2012

  • john s.

    Stephen Woods talk was inspiring, he did a lot good work to optimize web pages on tablets/phones. The world needs an API to abstract away what he did, reinventing the wheel he crafted will not be easy.

    Scott Schiller HAS abstracted the audio non-sense with his soundmanager2. It still needs some fiddling, but that isn't his fault. Lets start taking bets on how long it will be before sprinkling a few tags on a page allow use to record, sent, receive, and play audio.

    February 7, 2012

  • Ben I.

    Would've liked to see more specificity with respect to the code & the approaches the FE dudes took to implement their UI experiences

    February 7, 2012

  • Brent L.

    Audio presentation is amazing.

    February 7, 2012

  • Y C.

    True-to-JAX... pretty much everything onstage was Flash-free -- that HTML5 audio guy's not-a-prezi was actually impress.js (!)

    February 6, 2012

  • Suyash J.

    Unfortunatey I didnt find anyone to ride with and traffic is just terrible so I.wont be able to make it. please record or live stream this one.

    February 6, 2012

  • Mark C.

    Have to miss this :( Any webcast or recording?

    February 6, 2012

  • Mark C.

    Anyone driving down from SF? I need a ride and can pay gas $.

    February 6, 2012

  • Suyash J.

    Anyone riding from or near Redwood city. I can offer ride so we can jump on carpool lane.

    February 6, 2012

  • John T.

    It's short for Front End engineer

    February 5, 2012

  • Y C.

    What's a FE engineer?

    February 5, 2012

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