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Client versus Server Side Templating

Hello fellow programmers!

Please join us for the inaugural "Great WebDev Debates" Meetup. Our diverse panel comprised of local industry experts will tackle the hot topic of client versus server side templating in a moderated, interactive debate format. If you are interesting in learning the best ways to utilize both client and server side templating then you won’t want to miss this exciting event hosted by eBay.

Food and refreshments provided.


Hashtag: #GreatWebDebates

About our panel of experts:

Kiran Prasad

Kiran is the Engineering Director for the Mobile Platform team at LinkedIn. Kiran helped architect the iPhone and iPad mobile apps and is an avid HTML5 advocate and renowned speaker. He is also known as an expert of browser internals.

Subramanyan Murali

Subramanyan joins us from Yahoo! where he serves as Frontend Lead and Technology Evangelist as part of the Yahoo! Mail team. Subramanyan has been involved in projects like Yahoo! Homepages and Yahoo! Maps. He is a hacker, speaker, photographer and traveler. He been part of various Hack Us / Hack Days and is passionate about development of browser based applications, web site performance, Social apps, YUI, YQL and Accessibility.

Veena Basavaraj

Veena serves as a Senior Frontend Systems Engineer at LinkedIn, where they have been making heavy use of HTML5 for their native and web mobile apps. While at LinkedIn, Veena helped drive the adoption of Dust, a powerful templating language for JavaScript, and has been advocating the use of client-side templating for quicker iteration and productivity. She is likewise further developing client-side templating solutions to improve the performance and maintainability of webapps.

Sudheer Guntupalli

Sudheer is currently a Frontend Engineer with Twitter. Previously, while at Yahoo!, Sudheer helped build the completely redesigned Yahoo Mail client, which relies heavily on HTML5, CSS3 and YUI3. He specializes in Frontend performance tuning of web applications. Sudheer believes in progressive enhancement and accessibility for building web apps and is also a client-side MVC expert with deep knowledge of the Mustache templating language.

Patrick Steele-Idem

Patrick is a member of the Presentation Platform team at eBay, where he helped build the next generation technology stack for web application development (known internally as Raptor). He was the principal creator of RaptorJS, a newly open sourced modular JavaScript toolset. Patrick also designed and developed Raptor Templates, an extensible and powerful new templating language for JavaScript that has also been open sourced as part of RaptorJS.

About our Meetup organizers:

Sathish Pottavathini

Sathish is the Engineering Manager for the Search Frontend team at eBay, where he has played a critical role in leading his team to become the first major adopter of the next generation presentation platform at eBay (Raptor). Sathish has led many frontend application and platform efforts across a diverse set of domains, including Buying, Selling and Kernel. As a webapp development veteran with experience dating back to Netscape 4, Sathish is extremely passionate about everything related to frontend development–especially JavaScript.

Senthil Padmanabhan

Senthil is a Principal Engineer and Frontend Lead in the eBay Buyer Experience team. He is the creator of Yahoo Mail Cache Warmer and Data URI Sprites. He evangelizes on web performance and site-speed and is an active advocate of HTML5 and web standards. Senthil frequently blogs at under the Software Engineering category.


6:00 - Doors open. Grab some food and refreshments and mingle among fellow programmers.

6:15 - Introductory comments regarding the Great WebDev Debates Meetups and welcome remarks from Bill Scott, a technology leader serving as Sr. Director of User Interface Engineering at PayPal.

6:30 - Topic overviews and audience Q&A

7:00 - Meet the experts...and let the debate begin!

8:00 - Final announcements (including job opportunities from group members), followed by social hour and drinks.


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