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Free HTML5 Workshop from 9-12pm on the 28th @ Wavefront

From: user 1.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 5:47 PM

Hi All, 

I am going to be teaching a free HTML5 workshop at Wavefront on the 28th.  There are only 50 spots available and I think most of them have already filled.  Details below.





Wavefront Presents WaveGuide™ Seminar 
Developing Cross Platform Apps with HTML5

Want to learn about HTML5 and how it can be used to create some incredible, complex apps that work flawlessly across multiple cross platforms? i.e. smartphone, tablet, notebook, or a Smart TV.

Wavefront is pleased to partner with speakers Jesse Heaslip, local developer and HTML5 practitioner, and Thomas Lewis, Technical Evangelist from Microsoft, for an introductory overview into HTML5 and the different APIs and templates you can utilize to kickstart your development. A local developer case study will be featured along with the opportunity to ask the experts questions on this hot topic!

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: 1035 West Pender St, Lobby Level, Oceanic Plaza, Pender Room 
Cost: $0. Pre-registration is required. Breakfast will be served.






08:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Why HTML5?
HTML5, CSS3, and a series of JavaScript APIs can be combined to enable you to create complex applications that previously could be created only for desktop platforms.  Thanks to HTML5, an amazing amount of functionality has been put back into the DOM and the hands of the web developer to rapidly build robust applications. An overview of what’s new from HTML4 will highlight the improvements that have been made at the structural level to simplify your code and give the web a common language.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Responsive Web Design
Learn how to use fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries to create elegant user experiences with responsive web design.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Introducing HTML5 APIs
An overview of the HTML5 JavaScript APIs available that bring the core functionality of webpages back into the browser;  delves into some examples.

HTML5 Boilerplate/Initializer
Boilerplate and Initializer give you a standards-friendly leaping off point to simplify your journey into HTML5.

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Case Study on HTML5
Showcasing a local app developer (TBD) for real world examples of HTML5 in practice.

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Questions & Answers


Jesse Heaslip
Jesse is a local developer who has worked with startups in New Zealand and Vancouver, was featured in the National Post, has spoken extensively on entrepreneurship and lean development, and currently organizes the HaskellTech Co-Founders and Lean StartupMeetup groups. He was a finalist in Sencha's Mobile App Development Contest and his latest project is built using jQuery Mobile . He has been working with HTML5 for the last 18 months. Jesse blogs about startups, community and technology at

Thomas Lewis - Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Thomas Lewis is a Principal Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on HTML5, Windows 8 and the web designer/developer community. When he is not thinking about the brutality of HTML5, Microsoft, and Design, he is plotting the eradication of Internet Explorer 6 from the planet.

Wavefront is the national centre of excellence accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada by connecting them with critical resources, partners and opportunities, to drive economic and social benefits for Canada. Wavefront’s suite of wireless commercialization services include WaveGuide™ training, advisory services, test resources, global market linkages and incubation space in its 14,000 sq. ft. wireless accelerator centre. For more information on Wavefront, visit




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