#DevTO 21: Documenting User Interfaces & How it went down at Startup Weekend

  • February 25, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Last month was one of our biggest #DevTO's yet and a lot have told us it was one of the best as well!

So - your mission this month (if you choose to accept it) is to attend #DevTO (if you have never before) and make one person you know come out with you as well! Here are the topics for this month:


Documenting User Interfaces

Darcy Clarke - Senior UX Developer at Polar Mobile

On boarding someone new to a foreign project can be time consuming. Creating a platform or project that is meant to be used by thousands of people, with many moving parts, dependancies and paradigms will gain zero traction if good documentation and resources aren't provided. To add to this, until now, generating UI documentation has been mostly neglected. Developers focus on documenting functionality in JavaScript while leaving out critical HTML and CSS techniques/paradigms. In my talk, I'll address this issue and dive into new tools and conventions that any front end project or team can implement easily and help others understand their thinking and architecture.

Darcy if you haven't already ran into him in Toronto is an award winning Frontend Developer, Designer, User Experience Advocate & Entrepreneur.

Darcy is the co-founder of Themify, a commercial WordPress theme company & DealPage, a Daily Deal Aggregatoram. He currently works at Polar Mobile as a Senior UX Developer & Platform Evangelist for MediaEverywhere.


How it Went down at Startup Weekend Toronto

Graham Kennery - Co-founder & Application Architect at Groupnotes


What do you do when you only have 54 hours to validate and start a business? Where do you even begin? What code do you write to win, and what code do you write to keep? A strategy to hacking together a platform that will not only work, but will lay that foundation for the months to come. This is the developer's perspective on what could end up being the most stressful-yet-rewarding weekend of your life. After winning two consecutive Startup Weekend events, Graham's been thrown right into the fire of startups. While learning first-hand about a community he hardly knew existed, he attempts to specialize in "making shit work" without coding himself into a corner.


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  • Mide

    Looking forward to this meetup

    2 · February 5, 2013

    • Al A.

      I'll see you there

      February 25, 2013

    • Mide

      I was on waiting list ... didn't find out it changed to Yes till 6.30pm on monday

      March 1, 2013

  • Stephanie

    I would have preferred more information from the Documenting User Interfaces presentation. The Startup Weekend speech was very engaging.

    February 27, 2013

    • Nael El S.

      Thanks for the feedback. Are you going to jqueryto? You'll learn more on that topic plus tons more from an awesome lineup of speakers.

      February 27, 2013

  • Mide

    sorry can't make it tonight

    February 25, 2013

  • Kelowna

    Sorry, didn't expect to be moved to the "YES" list this late... already have other commitments!

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, I'm sorry I've been pulled into some late meetings and can't attend.

    February 25, 2013

    • Chris J.

      you sir are a gentleman and a scholar!

      February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I try.

      February 25, 2013

  • Rohan J.

    Grrr...I've come down with a cold, and don't want to infect anyone. Oh well, someone on the waiting list gets to go!

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a development manager at a mobile startup company (mopals.com) and would be interested in joining developers community in Toronto. Thanks!

    February 25, 2013

  • Rajesh K.

    Somethings come up. I'll be at the next one. Hope to hear about the highlights from Today!

    February 25, 2013

  • David H.

    Have a great evening!

    February 25, 2013

  • Amy W.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to attend anymore. 2 spots up for grabs!

    February 25, 2013

  • Nancy C

    Triplebooked myself tonight, freeing this spot up for one of you kids. See you next month!

    1 · February 24, 2013

    • Anita C.

      Thanks for updating your RSVP! See you next time :)

      February 25, 2013

  • Sara L.

    Sorry guys I can't make it this time - but I'd love to see you all again soon :)

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Anita C.

      We're here every month! See you then! :)

      February 25, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    Looking forward to attending!

    2 · February 4, 2013

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