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Feature Support with HTML5 and JavaScript

  • Jan 26, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Hi Everyone,

Our next Meetup session is happening on Thursday January 26, 2011 at 6:30PM.

Location: University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building*, Room 3163

1 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON

*Note: For those taking the subway, get off at Queen’s Park Subway Station and use the exit that comes out at the northwest corner of Queen’s Park and College.  Here there is a sidewalk that does not follow the road but rather goes northwest.  This sidewalk goes directly to the Medical Sciences Building.


6:30 – 6:45: A First-Hand Look at the CBC Federal/Provincial Elections Map Built in HTML5

Check out how Digiflare developed the CBC Federal and Provincial Elections Map, an experience which involved converting a Flash experience into HTML5 to allow rendering on the iPad.

6:45 – 7:15: An Introduction to WebWorker

Long running JavaScript freezing the web browser? Offload the work to a WebWorker! WebWorker is a new feature supported in modern browsers to run Javascript code in the background while the web page remains responsive to the user.  Come learn about WebWorker to see how you can apply it to your projects. 

7:15– 7:30: Break.  Food will be served.

7:30 - 8:15: Responsive Web Design: The View of the World Depends on the Glasses I Wear

There is no mobile Web, there is no desktop Web, and there is no tablet Web. We view the same Web just in different ways. So how do we do it? By getting rid of our fixed-width, device-specific approaches and use Responsive Web Design techniques. This session will focus on what is Responsive Web Design and how you can use its 3-pronged approach on your current apps today which will also adapt for new devices in the future.

8:15 - 9:00: Q&A

Attendees MUST register!

Speakers Bio

AnneMarie Selvaggio

AnneMarie is the Marketing Associate at Digiflare.  She is responsible for Digflare's online web and social media strategies, branding activities, promotional activities and the planning and organization of industry events.

Leo Tse

Leo is a Senior Interactive Developer at Digiflare with 7 years’ experience in .NET technologies including SharePoint, WPF/Silverlight and  He is responsible for the architecture, development and delivery of projects. He is the lead developer on Xbox Kinect applications and product development at Digiflare.

Paul Laberge

Paul is a Developer Advisor with Microsoft Canada, based in Mississauga, Ontario. Paul brings over 12 years of technical experience working with some of the largest North American Fortune 500 companies to the role and has been with Microsoft for almost 5 years. His experience includes being a lead developer, development manager, lead application architect and IT management for a wide variety of technical solutions. Currently, Paul leads Microsoft’s developer engagement around Windows Phone 7 and is also passionate about Microsoft’s cloud computing strategy and HTML5 as a way to drive great cross-platform experiences.

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  • Bojan L.

    The venue was excellent, easy to find, well lit, secure! The presentations were amazing, I learned so much just in those two hours worth. Plus there was pizza. I didn't really get a chance to talk to anyone or to socialize, but aside from that the evening was amazing. I can only hope other meetings are like this.

    January 28, 2012

  • Mark J.

    Came to know about some wonderful stuff

    January 27, 2012

  • Anna Lissa S.

    Very informative. And any glitches during presentation became great ice-breakers.

    January 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Despite of a long meetup, it didn't really demonstrate how developers fully utilized HTML5 to solve problem.

    January 27, 2012

  • David M.

    The content was great!

    Paul could have cared less about letting someone "stealing his thunder," and encouraged more dynamic discussion, esp. given his less than dynamic presentation.

    January 27, 2012

  • Julia


    January 27, 2012

  • Diana G

    I enjoy every presentation. first one - great website. Second - workers: good and to the point. third - nice.

    January 27, 2012

  • Bojan L.

    I am new to HTML5, but I know HTML/Javascript and have built the 5th annual report for the prime minister using flash, dreamweaver and basic HTML tables. That was back in the 1999 or so. I haven't done any other web design since then. Would I be able to understand what you folks present at this meeting? Would it be beneficial to me? I'm looking to get back into HTML5 development...

    January 23, 2012

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