HTML5 Game Development with Rob Hawkes from Mozilla

  • March 28, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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 What: HTML5 Game Development
  Who: Rob Hawkes - Mozilla
 When: March 28, 2012 - Wed
Where: Apress 
233 Spring Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013 

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Rob Hawkes of Mozilla and author of the book "Foundation HTML5 Canvas" will bring you up to speed with using HTML5 tools and techniques for game development. Rob will discuss some basic and advanced techniques and highlight the key lessons that he's learned, as well as the technologies and game engines that you should know.

 

RSVP IS NOW CLOSED.  ONLY PRE-REGISTERED ATTENDEES CAN ATTEND SINCE THERE IS LIMITED SEATING.

 

Thanks to our host Apress for the refreshments and giveaways!

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    May 23, 2012

  • Frank G.

    I posted The URL to Rob's slides on our message board.

    April 4, 2012

  • Nick

    I feel like I missed so much. Is there a PowerPoint available or some notes someone might be willing to share?

    April 3, 2012

  • Alice

    An even better resource is http://html5please.com/­ from the same folks who created HTML5 Boilerplate, Modernizr, etc. You can look up what's ready to use today and how to use it -- with polyfills, fallbacks, or as they are.

    April 3, 2012

  • Damion M.

    Wasn't at the talk (grrrr...) but http://html5test.com/­ is a good one.

    April 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    caniuse.com

    April 3, 2012

  • John F.

    Can anyone remind me again what was that web site for checking browser compatibility? Rob or Frank mentioned it in the talk and I can't remember.

    April 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Damion - While I agree with your sentiment I think this puts an undue burden on people who actually do show up consistently. I'm sure Meetup.com wouldn't want to impose these kinds of rules and make things more difficult for members keeping in mind that a lot of meetups aren't educational talks like the ones we attend but rather people just casually gathering together to participate in activities they enjoy like watching movies. I'd say just block members who consistently don't show up.

    April 3, 2012

  • Frank G.

    I have no control on when people unregister and where you are in the waiting list. The "RSVP" process here on Meetup.com is a black-box... either you use it as is, or you don't use it. Unfortunately...

    April 2, 2012

  • John F.

    This was well done well organized and informative. I hope to attend the next one.

    April 2, 2012

  • Damion M.

    A spot opened up on the list and I was notified by e-mail...an hour before the event.
    Had I gotten that notification a least a day prior then I would have be able to adjust my schedule and attend, front row and center. I ended up cancelling my RSVP instead.
    Maybe you need to couple RSVPs with a confirmation rule. For example, a confirmation email would be sent 48 hours prior to the event and if the member fails to confirm within a 24 hour window the member losses his/her spot on the list.

    March 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent presentation; Extensive coverage in terms of breadth and depth of the subject matter. Lots of info to get one started down the path of game development.

    March 30, 2012

  • Jeff L.

    I thought Rob's presentation was great. I had to leave at 8 pm for a prior commitment, but would have enjoyed staying until the end. Rob was engaging and I look forward to more meetings of this caliber. Also, thank you once again, APress!

    March 30, 2012

  • Gustavo M.

    awesome presentation by Rob, learned lots

    March 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Rod - I don't begrudge the people who were on the waiting list hoping to get in. I think @Felipe hit the nail right on the head about people who had gotten onto the attendees list and then didn't bother to show up. I'm willing to bet that a LOT of the no-shows didn't make that decision last-minute since statistically speaking there should have been a lot of people able to cancel their RSVP earlier (there were MAYBE three dozen people in attendance last night).

    March 29, 2012

  • Frank G.

    It's amazing how many people do not know what "RSVP" means. It means "please respond to tell me if you are DEFINITELY coming or DEFINITELY NOT coming. It does not mean "I might attend". It was disappointing that many fellow group members could not attend and benefit from Rob's fantastic talk due to people just not showing up.

    March 29, 2012

  • newton l.

    great stuff, learned a lot.

    March 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was easily one of the best meetups I have ever attended. Rob is an excellent presenter, and the various technologies he touched upon - as well as his explanations of how they factored into (or didn't) his projects - were all very interesting. Kudos to Frank and Apress for setting this entire thing up - we need more major league speakers like Rob to show us the latest and greatest.

    March 29, 2012

  • Jason D.

    Great time. Loved the energy. Definitely glad I went and will definitely be going to all future meetups! Thank you Frank for organizing. Thanks Apress for hosting. Thanks Rob for the great talk about gaming.

    March 29, 2012

  • Christopher L.

    It was a great presentation, though slightly less technical than I would have hoped. Also, it saddened me that so few people showed up, when there was actually a wait-list. If you can't make it, you should really change your RSVP…

    March 29, 2012

  • Jim O.

    Superb presentation. Great insight into current and future HTML5 trends.

    March 29, 2012

  • Wei H.

    It was great to know all the respurces that can be used in game design.

    March 29, 2012

  • Alesandro O.

    Insightful, passionate talk about the state of HTML5 and how it relates to gaming online. Great overview of current technologies available (some I hadn't even heard of, such as the Gamepad API and WebRT).

    March 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I agree with Nathaniel. If the organizer and host are going through the trouble to accomodate people who don't show up it's a bit rude. It takes less than a minute to change your RSVP.

    March 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rob gave an informative and relaxed presentation even with the Cobalt heckler up front.

    March 28, 2012

  • Orlando

    great talks! very interesting API

    March 28, 2012

  • Charles P.

    Very informative presentation

    March 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very surprising how few people attended considering all the drama around expanding the size of the venue to let people on the waiting list in... those who didn't attend missed a *great* presentation by Mr. Hawkes. This was easily one of the best meetups I've ever attended. Thank you much, Rob, and to Frank for putting this thing together!

    March 28, 2012

  • Frank G.

    Rob gave us a fantastic look at gaming tools and some valuable lessons learned from his own experience.

    March 28, 2012

  • Laura Yue B.

    Rob was really knowledgeable and was able to communicate a lot of information on HTML5 and all the surrounding technologies in a very short amount of time. Great!

    March 28, 2012

  • Frank G.

    Btw, its on the 6th Floor. And we are way, way over subscribed. Please only attend if you are registered. Due to the size of the room (and the unexpected interest) we cannot accommodate everyone including the waiting list.

    March 24, 2012

  • Frank G.

    If we continue to get more interest, I will investigate alternatives for a bigger room.

    March 1, 2012

  • Frank G.

    Good catch Kevin. I'll find out the correct floor from Apress.

    February 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The above mentions both 3rd and 7th floor, which seems odd.

    February 29, 2012

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