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August FCIP: Facebook React + HTML 5 Video & Amazon Elastic Transcoder

A tale of two topics: Facebook React + HTML 5 Video & Amazon Elastic Transcoder

Matt Kunze of DataSplice will talk about Facebook's React library ( 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.

What is Facebook React? It's a Javascript library to build user interfaces. To some extent you can think of it as the V in MVC (Model - View - Controller). So it's similar to Angular, Ember, Backbone, etc. But there are projects to use React with all three of those (and more), so it competes in some ways, and can be used side by side in others.

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.

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Complimentary appetizers will be served at 5:45 pm.

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  • Ivan

    Thank you presenters for the educational meeting and sponsor for the room and food! I was especially happy to get a look at React as a JavaScript developer who can't try everything themselves.

    2 · August 27, 2014

  • Ron Z.

    It was great to see everyone last night. Here's a link to my presentation on HTML5 video and Amazon Elastic Transcoder:

    2 · August 27, 2014

  • Stefano B.

    Enjoyed both topics very much :) Great to see everyone again.

    2 · August 27, 2014

  • Jason R.

    Very educational! Nice job Matt and Ron. Looking forward to more.

    3 · August 27, 2014

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