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The NYC JavaScript & HTML5 Monthly Hackfest - Featuring Terry Ryan!

  • Jan 11, 2012 · 7:15 PM
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The group is about connecting people who care about the web, who want to learn or expand their knowledge with JavaScript and HTML5 and related web technologies. We are developers, designers and thinkers in a 'hackathon like' format under the same roof.

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  • Welcome note, drinks and pizza!
  • jQuery Mobile, PhoneGap and more (50 minutes) - Terry Ryan ( from Adobe will present about jQuery Mobile, PhoneGap, CSS Shaders and many more exciting web topics!
    Building the same app on different mobile platforms is exceedingly common.  Doing it native is a pain.  jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap can help relieve some of that pain by allowing you to build cross browser web applications and cross device native applications using PhoneGap.  Adobe will also show off some browser contributions that will have you doubting what you are seeing is HTML. 
  • The "Helpathon" - You bring your though (or simple) questions and the experts answer!
  • "Hackfest" - Collaborative hacking groups; Creating awesome web apps together. Great opportunity for beginners to learn, experts to teach and ideas to materialize.
  • "Reconvene" - Show the group's projects and plan the next meeting. 

Drinks and great food! :)

The Show & Tell section is a great kick-start for an evening of learning, it sparks interesting discussions, provide a stage for ideas and skills sharing.
Following, the Hackfest is when groups are formed to collaborate on projects, promoting a hands-on collaborative environment to learn from experts and create cool new web projects.

The Great Tournament - Every 6 months, groups will be able to compete their projects to win great prizes and funding for a more serious product development.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a nice exposure to typekit fonts, and adobe products like phone gap. I also liked their CSS Shaders concept which makes UI so attractive with just the css.

    January 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome meetup! Looking forward to the next one.

    January 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting talk though I'd already heard similar ones before. "Hackfest" turned into more of a networking session due to lack of direction (and in my case a laptop) but inadequate space made this difficult.

    January 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation. Also it was nice to meet other developers who are working on similar projects. And of course thanks to Kaltura for providing the location and food!

    January 12, 2012

  • Christopher L.

    I really enjoyed the presentation, and theoretically like the whole setup. It was my first meetup, and I wasn't able to stay for the hackfest, but I'm not sure I would have wanted to this time anyway, as I wasn't really interested in the problems presented.

    January 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent event. Terry did a great job balancing breadth and depth. Space didn't lend itself well to the post-presentation hackathon ... but I'm already looking forward to the next meeting.

    January 12, 2012

  • Zohar B.

    CSS Shaders looks amazing! :)
    As always, was great to meet everyone and hack on fun stuff. Amazing to meet so many new faces today, we're really growing fast!
    Anyone interested in hacking the group website together, let me know.

    January 12, 2012

  • Zohar B.

    Hi Stephen,

    The meetup starts at 7:15pm and usually wraps around 23:00 or whenever the last person leaves ;)
    The session ends around 8:30, and then we begin hacking together, there's no hard structure, so feel free to just find an interesting group of people and hack together.



    January 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long do these meet ups usually last? I live about 2 hours away and I am trying to coordinate a ride to and from the city. A rough estimate of the expected duration is all I need. Should I bring my MacBook to the meet up?

    January 10, 2012

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