January 2012 Meetup: HTML5 Canvas with Dave Shea

For the January 2012 meetup we are very excited to have Dave Shea (mezzoblue.com, csszengarden.com and author of The Zen of CSS Design) speaking about drawing with HTML5 Canvas.

Dave will give us an overview of the canvas element and show some demos and the code behind.  


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Faruk Ateş does creative things on the Web, like Modernizr: an Open Source library that helps you take advantage of cutting-edge features in HTML5 and CSS3 today. Prior to going independent and working to make building great websites easier and faster, Faruk was the Product Designer at Apture, now acquired by Google, and did a three year stint as a UI Engineer at Apple, where he helped bring modern web development techniques to the Online Store and MobileMe.

Stephanie Hobson is a front-end developer at BCIT who works on templates for their various CMSs. She successfully advocated to have the most recent version of their site built in HTML5 and is looking forward to making the design responsive. Their team is experimenting with geolocation for use in a mobile site for their upcoming open house.

John Boxall is the CTO of Mobify. He works extensively with client side web technologies, developing techniques to prioritize content and manage resource loading on mobile browsers.


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  • Dave A.

    Here is the link to Dave Shea's slides: http://mezzoblue.com/presentati...­

    January 17, 2012

  • Ally

    Audio recordings of the lightening talks can be download here: http://www.4shared.com/folder/L...­

    January 13, 2012

  • Ally

    Thanks for sharing Malcolm!

    January 13, 2012

  • Malcolm van D.

    If you wanted to make it but couldn't, here's a recap: http://civicactions.com/blog/20...­. Thanks, organizers, Dave and lightning-ers!

    January 13, 2012

  • Stephen R.

    Very impressed with the simultaneous translation for the deaf. I didn't need it but it was very cool.

    January 13, 2012

  • Tom N.

    Well prepared presentations and interesting content.
    As a developer I like to get more technical rather then less but it's understandable that presentations need to accomodate a wide audience.

    January 13, 2012

  • Jing G.

    good topic, I like it.

    January 13, 2012

  • Karen L.

    Good overview rundown of the Canvas element. I was hopping to see more live coding examples and manipulations rather than just visual demos..

    January 13, 2012

  • Eric B.

    Some good talks, the lighting pitches were really helpful

    January 13, 2012

  • Mike M.

    Drinks at the Atlantic Trap

    January 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh noes! I got my RSVP spot too late :( Hope you guys had a good time.

    January 12, 2012

  • Mike M.

    January 12, 2012

  • Joe T.

    Looks like I made the list in the nick of time! Due to the change of plans I am running a few minutes late, though... Here's hoping someone will be near the doors to let us tardy folk in.

    January 12, 2012

  • Graham B.

    The SkyTrain is super screwed right now. Please don't give my spot away!

    January 12, 2012

  • Dave A.

    Hi Henry,

    There is a parking lot under the building (Impark) and there is also metered parking on Beatty St and surrounding streets.

    January 12, 2012

  • Henry H.

    Just curious, any parking available near by?

    January 12, 2012

  • Albert S.

    Awesome, thanks Dave.

    January 10, 2012

  • Annett

    Thank you so much! I am looking forward to this!

    January 10, 2012

  • Dave A.

    Hi Everyone, I've opened up some spots as my initial estimates were a bit conservative. IMPORTANT: The meetup will be held on the SECOND FLOOR of the building. The stairs to the floor are on your left as you enter the front door. Someone will be there to guide you to the room.

    ** REMINDER: If you or your guests can't make the meetup, please change your RSVP so someone else can come. Thanks and I look forward to seeing everyone Thurs. night!


    January 10, 2012

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