Steve Fisher and the HTML5 Unicorn

Main Speaker: Steve Fisher

Steve is the creative team nerd-herder at Yellow Pencil in Canada. He leads the charge on coordinating research, business analysis, visual and interaction design, and content strategy. On the global stage he's a sought-after speaker on topics like responsive web design, UX, open source, design thinking, and web process. He also loves twitter (@hellofisher) maybe a little too much.

The HTML5 Unicorn is a completely made up phrase that the evil group organizers are using as a placeholder for what Steve is going to talk about. Steve speaks at conferences all over the world and is generally an interesting guy, so we think the unicorn will be equally interesting.

Lightning Talks

  • Static Site Generators: What are static site generators (SSG) and why should you care? Boris has been experimenting with different SSGs hosted on different platforms and will share what he has learned.
  • Overview of Tumult Hype Tool - Ali Tavanayan: Using Tumult Hype, you can create beautiful HTML5 web content. Animations and interactive content made with Tumult Hype works on desktops, smartphones and iPads.
  • Get Sassy in 5 minutes or less - Andrew "Pez" Pengelly:CSS preprocessors are the new hotness but many folks feel that getting setup will be as difficult and time consuming as catching a unicorn.With help from our magic elf friend Codekit,we will skip merrily through the flowery meadow of converting a preexisting CSS based site to Sass. I promise nothing but sunshine, rainbows and puppies for everyone!
  • Testing JavaScript - John Boxall: The world's shortest introduction to integration testing, unit testing, qunit.js, Phantomjs, and continuous integration using Jenkins.

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  • jalantikus

    Your article is very interesting, thanks for share with us :)


    October 2, 2013

  • Melina C.

    Thanks for the information, and congratulations for quality of website. Regards from Chile.


    September 20, 2012

  • Andrew (Pez) P.

    Steve was a great speaker! It was nice to have some theory
    talk to mix up the dev talk. Highly enjoyable.

    July 6, 2012

  • Niel M.

    Steve's talk was amusing and inspiring and got me thinking about the "why?" behind my business (and the impending zombie apocalypse). Made some great connections and learned about a few tools I didn't know I needed.

    July 6, 2012

  • Matt B.

    Steve is an entertaining presenter. However I would have appreciated fewer zombie movies, star wars slides and personal photos. I didn't come away feeling like I had learned a lot. It felt more like a keynote.

    July 5, 2012

  • Mik L.

    No real content. Lots of trailers. Bummed me out. The other speakers were better, and the last 2 were great.

    July 5, 2012

  • Thelma

    Excellent presentation, and advices. Good topics with new trends.

    July 5, 2012

  • Flynn O.

    Fun meet up with lots of good points. Some of the lightning talks went a bit long but overall very enjoyable and informative.

    July 5, 2012

  • John B.

    The code from my lightning talk "Introduction to Clientside JavaScript Testing" is available on Github:­

    1 · July 5, 2012

  • Dion D.

    Can anyone record this event? Wish I could be there to but I'm booked at another meetup!! See you all next time!

    July 4, 2012

  • Dave A.

    Hi John. Absolutely. I've added you to the list :)

    July 4, 2012

  • John B.

    Hey Dave, if there is room I've got a lightning talk on testing JavaScript with the world's shortest introduction to integration testing, unit testing, qunit.js, Phantomjs, and continuous integration using Jenkins :)

    1 · July 4, 2012

  • Gleidy M.

    Hey guys I changed my RSVP so one of the waiting list can go. Enjoy the meeting

    July 3, 2012

  • Hans-Christian A.

    Hey Dave, do you think there's going to be any space for us on the waiting list?

    July 3, 2012

  • Dave A.

    Hi, I'm just reminding everyone that meetup is being held on the second floor of the building. Signs will be posted directing people to the room. Also, if you cannot attend the meetup, please change your RSVP so other people can attend. For those who are driving, there is metered parking along Beatty St. and a parking lot in the building. See you tomorrow!

    July 3, 2012

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