Instead of making this a presentation or lecture based get-together, I am instead hoping to have a forum or Q & A-based session in which the audience openly engages in the topic of discussion.
I will start with a very brief introduction into what animation actually is and display how we can apply it into web pages using the HTML5 canvas. The opening examples will be very simple and brief as they are only meant to show exactly what animation is.
Then, the discussion will get a little more interactive and show how the elements on the screen can interact with the user through either screen events or keyboard interaction. Following the simplicity of adding user interaction, the talk will move on to show how easy it is to make visual representations of data and an introduction to making games with the canvas.
There are 2 themes:
The first is that there is very little external help required as far as importing 3rd party libraries and/or frameworks. I understand why people use them but I try to stay away from them any time I can.
So much of what we do in the computer world revolves entirely around a computer making multiple calculations per second. While there is no way that we can ever produce the same amount of computation, animation concepts are a universal key to helping us with better design/development strategy for future projects.
Audience participation and discussion is the program for the evening, moderated by Michael Karavan.
Want to speak? Just contact any organizer or assistant organizer - Pepper, Dieter, Michael, or Mitch!
Please consider moderating a meeting! It takes only a small amount of preparation and the back-and-forth discussion is much more lively than a Q&A session after a "powerpoint and bullets" lecture style presentation.
We often have Open Floor discussions on topics chosen by a volunteer moderator. Some tickler topics:
Building skills, or, what new software/services have you learned (or written!)
Tips and Techniques for effective design by newbies
Web SEO, marketing and evaluating results
Book or article reviews - read or written!
Focus Group style Web Site Tear Downs
Format of Meeting, and Time
Please arrive before 7pm as the downastairs doors are locked at that time in this office building. You will need to call or text one of the organizers for us to come downstiars and let you in after 7pm.
We typically do a round-robin greeting just before the action starts after enjoying some pizza provided by our hosting location TekSystems. We will end the greeting period with announcements, and then give the floor to the presenter or moderator.
Consider the benefits of moderating, presenting lecture style, or giving a tutorial:
Visibility For Your Business
Increased Good Will
Speakers, THANK YOU for your participation.
We Thank Our Sponsors and Organizers
Agile Markup Corporation
About the Locations
Recent meetings have been held at TekSystems' offices at the corner of Edwards Mills and Trinity Road. Outside doors of the building lock at 7pm - we will try to have a posted paper with a cell number to call or text or have a person at the door - but arriving promptly will help avoid a wait.
Panera has WiFi access, deep pots of coffee, and plenty of room. Please be polite to the staff and mindful of other customers. We should vacate by 9pm so staff can go home! Note: Maps.Google.Com finally shows the correct location.
Check the menu on our Web site for Past Meetups you may have missed.