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What is HTML5?

Learn HTML5 meetup + General Assembly

There are over one million Google searches each day by people asking what HTML5 is. Join us at this meetup to learn a short history of HTML5, what's new, and what comes next. We'll discuss the following:

  • The development of HTML and why HTML5 is so different
  • The roles of WHATWG and W3C, and the browser vendors with regard to what HTML5 features are available to developers today
  • Best practices for choosing when to use HTML5 and how to handle simultaneously supporting older browsers
  • The challenges faced creating responsive web applications that behave like a native app and works across mulitple platforms
  • How we can use APIs today, what features are available to us now, and discuss what changes to the APIs will be necessary for HTML5 to replace flash for video and audio


The Eventbrite registration page is here:


*Ticket sales will go towards the GA Developer Fund.

Dennis Plucinik is a web developer specializing in JavaScript and HTML5. He works with several companies in NYC, including, Huge, Inc., and also teaches Web Design at Parsons New School for Design. He is also CTO of OpenAssembly, developing a platform for educators to create interactive content using rich media and HTML5. He has spent the last 10 years leading enterprise front-end application design and development for companies including Disney, McGraw-Hill, Target, Pepsi, Scholastic, Svedka, Four Seasons, & GE Capital.

Kyle Constance is a front-end developer with five years of experience in his field. Currently, he is specializing in mobile web application development at Major League Baseball Advanced Media. There, he is utilizing JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3 to create responsive web applications for mobile devices. Kyle is a strong proponent of balancing high performance, maintainability and best practices.

Sankho Maillk is a web developer specializing in front end coding. Along with being part time faculty at Parsons, he has worked for agencies in the past and currently freelances. Sankho has worked for clients of all sizes including Ralph Lauren, Fluid, Under Armour, Pepsi, Hodinkee, and more. In projects, he continuously integrates features from HTML5 and CSS3 as browsers become more competent, and takes care to deliver a single codebase capable of handling as many devices (desktops, tablets, phones, etc) as possible.


Use the hashtag #LearnHTML5 to ask follow-up questions and continue the conversation.

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  • Kyle C.

    Sorry this got delayed due to travel for the holiday.

    Considerations of HTML5 Mobile Applications

    July 6, 2012

  • Dennis P.

    June 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The meetup was good. I appreciate the fact that there were people attending from all levels. I really think the sound system should have been better for such a wide spread room. I think a lot was lost from not being able to hear. But I met some great people and left with great information and resources. I would attend again! Thanks.

    June 29, 2012

  • Dennis P.

    June 28, 2012

  • Dennis P.

    One of our members just asked if you need to being computers. The answer is no. We'll be giving three presentations and doing a bunch of Q&A after. The workshops will be a later event.

    June 28, 2012

  • Dennis P.

    From GA, "The developer fund will ultimately cover a student's fee for FEWD or another one of our more intensive programs." It's basically a scholarship fund. I hope that helps!

    June 23, 2012

  • Steve N.

    Looking forward to the event. I feel like I'm behind the curve on HTML5 and can't wait to catch up! What is the GA Developer Fund? Just wondering where the money is going... Thanks to the organizers.

    June 19, 2012

  • Dennis P.

    We very well may. Our goal is to create a series of events focusing on each new HTML5 feature individually.

    June 13, 2012

  • Jovena W.

    Will you be repeating this session soon? It looks like there is plenty of demand from this group?

    June 13, 2012

  • Aharon S.

    Copy of the presentation , include source code examples

    May 22, 2012

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