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W3C at Boston PHP presented by Philippe Le Hegaret

Join Philippe Le Hegaret from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to hear about HTML5 and other good things from our friends and neighbors at W3C.

The Open Web Platform is expanding its reach and scope. More industries are looking to adopt HTML5, latest one being the automotive industry. More use cases are also being brought to the W3C and it recently created the System Applications Working Group to define a runtime environment for building Web applications with comparable capabilities to native applications and are in the process of creating a group adding speech recognition and synthesis to web contexts like HTML.

From video conferencing to performance APIs, this presentation will give a general update on the latest technologies being standardized at the W3C.

About Philippe:
Philippe Le Hegaret is Interaction Domain Lead at the World Wide Web Consortium, responsible for one of the 4 technical domains of the W3C. In this role, he provides technical leadership about Web technologies, organizes and manages W3C Activities to reach their goals, and communicates with the W3C Members and the public about the Web and W3C technologies. The Interaction Domain, which contains 18 Working Groups, standardizes frontend Web technologies including HTML, CSS, SVG, fonts, audio, or touch device support. He is currently a participant in the Web Performance Working Group. Philippe wrote the first version of the CSS Validator back in 1997 and is based at MIT, in Cambridge, MA.

This will be a great event. We hope to see you there. Our last event with Philippe was very popular so please remember to RSVP as soon as possible. We will be meeting in the first floor conference space at NERD.

Agenda:
6:00 -7:00 Free pizza and networking
7:00 -7:10 Announcements
7:10 - 8:30 Main presentation
8:30 - 9:00 Q & A
9:00 - ?? Beers somewhere?

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  • Ernie G.

    Video from this meetup can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/71830385

    August 6, 2013

  • Philippe Le H.

    W3C has organized two conferences in the last 2 years and all sessions got recorded. You can find them at:
    http://www.w3.org/conf/2011/#presentations
    http://www.w3.org/conf/2013sf/video.html

    2 · March 28, 2013

  • Bobby C.

    If you didn't understand how the requestAnimationFrame API helps conserve power and CPU time, Microsoft has a sweet demo that shows how it works: http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Graphics/RequestAnimationFrame/

    March 27, 2013

    • Bobby C.

      Another good demo if you have IE10 or a browser that supports the setImmediate API: http://ie.microsoft.c...­ Rumor has it setImmediate may only end up getting implemented on IE, but it shows how exposing some of these APIs can really speed up performance of some web applications.

      March 28, 2013

    • Philippe Le H.

      setImmediate is an idea from the Perf team at Microsoft but it didn't much traction so far in the Web Performance WG. We may reopen the idea this year however but don't expect for the function to show up quickly in other browsers.

      March 28, 2013

  • Peter W.

    Really an excellent meetup, and what these are all about. Informative, good questions, and spirited discussion. Thanks Philippe and thanks to the BPHP leadership for arranging!

    March 28, 2013

  • Michelle

    Philippe Le Hegaret's scope of knowledge and willingness to share the W3C org's potential direction on specific api, I find much needed and welcome. Thank you!

    March 28, 2013

  • Jeff

    Exactly what I expected. Thank you Philippe and BostonPHP!

    March 27, 2013

  • Margo B.

    Did anyone find a red baseball cap with a shield with crossed swords on the front and "2012"? I think I lost it tonight at the talk...

    March 27, 2013

  • matt j.

    Disappointed that i had to leave early. My vote is squarely for sponsoring beverages and I will pay cash for my pizza. Thank you Philippe!

    March 27, 2013

  • Philippe Le H.

    2 · March 27, 2013

  • Jaimie J.

    Not feeling so well right now. Bummed to miss this! Hopefully someone else can go in my stead, though!

    March 27, 2013

  • Bobby C.

    I'm excited to hear from Phillipe. Can't wait to see you all there tonight!

    1 · March 27, 2013

    • Jonathan B.

      Can't wait to see you, too, buddy.

      March 27, 2013

  • Hilary

    Last minute project...won't be able to make this one.

    March 27, 2013

  • Bob L.

    Sorry to miss this one, it sounds excellent!

    March 27, 2013

  • Maureen C.

    Will not be able to attend, very disappointed. Thanks for offering this.

    March 26, 2013

  • Lynne A.

    I'm sorry, I will have to miss this. I was really looking forward to it. I hope all goes well for everyone!

    March 26, 2013

  • Scott

    Can't make it.

    March 26, 2013

  • @MaureenManALM

    Michael, how about heading over to Firebrand Saints afterwards?

    March 26, 2013

  • Fred T.

    Front end dev meet-up the same time

    March 26, 2013

  • Bruce Donald C.

    Bringing two of my students from RISD

    March 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Scheduling conflict

    March 25, 2013

  • Ori

    conflict

    March 21, 2013

  • Philippe Le H.

    What does "font-size: 4vh" do?

    March 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Would be great to mention it.

      March 8, 2013

    • Philippe Le H.

      I will. Some of them are unexpected results in current implementations.

      March 8, 2013

  • Annette A.

    I attended the talk with Le Hegaret last year and it was great! Will the topic for this talk be the same? (Is it worth going again if you've already gone?)

    March 5, 2013

    • Philippe Le H.

      Hi Annette, the general topic will be the same but I'll focus on new things that showed up in the past year or that are getting more traction now

      1 · March 5, 2013

  • Derek M.

    UI/UX Developer. Really looking forward to this!

    March 5, 2013

  • Lance P.

    Hey Tom, there are several ways. First, you should check out Gene's virtual self-study group. Second, look up sites such as Codeacademy and Team Treehouse. Finally, pick a project or a concept of a website that you would like to code. The best way to learn a program language is to actually build something with the program language.

    1 · February 28, 2013

    • Tom Y.

      Thanks Lance, I appreciate the advice!

      February 28, 2013

    • Carol Lieb Content D.

      Great resources, and of course a project is the only way, deadlines are great motivators.

      March 1, 2013

  • Philippe Le H.

    For reference, here are the slides from my previous BostonPHP talk back in September 2010:
    http://www.w3.org/2010/Talks/0927-html5-plh/Overview.html

    I'll do some of those basics but will focus on what's coming next otherwise.

    February 28, 2013

  • Dr. David K. P.

    Will he also be talking about HTML5 in relation to accessibility ??

    February 20, 2013

    • Philippe Le H.

      Hi David, I'll touch on it but won't go into much details. It would need its own separate talk to address the topic properly.

      February 28, 2013

  • Tom Y.

    Not a developer, but i want to teach myself PHP. any suggestions are appreciated. thanks!

    2 · February 28, 2013

  • Amy G.

    maybe

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so excited to update my knowledge about this trend and share with people who work and study in this area of engineer.

    February 22, 2013

  • Gregory G.

    Putchtpa!

    February 20, 2013

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