A tale of two topics: Facebook React + HTML 5 Video & Amazon Elastic Transcoder
Matt Kunze of DataSplice will talk about Facebook's React library (http://facebook.github.io/react/) and how it can be used to create applications that are quicker to develop, easier to test, and perform better. We'll build a sample application from the ground up and you'll see why you should ditch your current MVC toolsets and embrace functional programming.
Following this topic, Ron Zasadzinski of CodeGeek will discuss how to implement video on your website using HTML5. If you don't want to host your video on YouTube, Vimeo or a similar service, how do you get the video to work on all web browsers and different mobile devices? Not a simple thing, unless you know a few tricks and then it's not hard at all. Ron will show us how.
To accomplish this feat you will need to host your video in multiple video formats. How do you create those different formats? Ron will show you how to do this in a live demonstration using Amazon's Elastic Transcoder (part of the suite of Amazon Web Services - AWS) to convert video files to the various formats needed.
Complimentary appetizers will be served at 5:45 pm.