The State of Front End Development 2014

Important: before the meetup please fill-out one of the following very brief surveys to help us gather information on the state Front-End Development in Boston

Front End Developer: http://bit.ly/front-end-boston
Hiring Company (First Parties only):  http://bit.ly/front-end-hiring


The State of Front End Development 2014

Exactly 3 years ago in the very first Meetup for this group we looked at the state of Front End Development 2011, this month Pascal Rettig will take a look at where the front-end of the Web is today. We'll cover the state of Front End Development jobs in Boston as well as what cool technologies are making an appearance in your browser (and which ones you can actually use!) We'll look over the current state of core technologies like CSS3, SVG, WebGL, Web Audio, Media Capture and WebRTC. We'll discuss what it takes to get started in the industry and what companies are looking for in job candidates.

Pascal Rettig  has been developing web applications professionally for 18 years and is currently chief software architect at Alignable.com. He is an author for Wiley and develops games in HTML5 on the side. 

Lightning Talks - 3 slots available

If you have a short (5 minute max) talk on an open-source or free-to-use front-end technology - email the organizers. We should have time for 6 short talks.

Special thanks to Trinity Pharma Solutions (Jobs) for Sponsoring Pizza and Drinks


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  • Mikaela H.

    I would love for you to come visit our meetup group! We are having an open house at the Sabre office, networking with IT professionals, cocktails and food.....as well as telling you what we do!

    http://www.meetup.com/Sabre-Watertown-Technology-Meetup/events/197014292/

    August 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello All! I have 11 JavaScript Developer openings at a company in Waltham.

    I would love to discuss the positions with you. Get at me! [masked][masked]

    www.linkedin.com/pub/zoe-siegel/30­/72/535/

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Claire

    any chance the presentation slide are made available online?

    June 1, 2014

  • Ron T.

    Sounds like I missed an awesome presentation

    May 29, 2014

  • Michael S.

    Superb presentation. You hit all the topics I was curious about. Thanks!

    May 29, 2014

  • Tom M.

    Great summary of the current state of play with the added benefit of context and interpretation provided by an experienced observer.

    May 29, 2014

  • Tanning

    the presentation was very condense and clear. Thanks for sharing.

    May 29, 2014

  • Don N.

    Informative presentation topics. Would be great if we can dive deeper in some of the areas that most important to the front-end developers.

    May 29, 2014

  • Allison

    Great information and flow of the talk!

    May 29, 2014

  • Stephen S.

    Nice survey of where we've been and where we are.

    May 29, 2014

  • Dan W.

    Great speaker!

    May 29, 2014

  • Robert T.

    So, "I'm going" is down to 238, & capacity was 250. Does that mean the 8 waitlisters are in?

    May 28, 2014

    • MJ

      I'll cancel and let one of y'all in.

      May 28, 2014

  • MJ

    Even acknowledging that dozens who RSVPed "Yes" won't attend, does Brightcove have the space for > 230 people?

    May 28, 2014

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