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The Browser: Your New Blank <canvas>



Presentation will cover 
This talk will introduce the basics of the element and its associated API. This talk will show a step by step introduction to the core technology and then walk through some of the libraries and frameworks that leverage Canvas. 




About Rob Larsen 
Rob has more than 13 years’ experience as a front end engineer and team lead, building web sites and applications for some of the world’s biggest brands. Rob is an active writer and speaker on web technology with a special focus on emerging standards like HTML5, CSS3 and the ongoing evolution of the JavaScript programming language. He is co-author of Professional jQuery and the author of Beginning HTML and CSS. He’s also active in the open source community, helping to bridge the gap between the front lines of web development and the people actively working on the tools that drive the web. In his career Rob has spent time at Sapient Global Markets, Isobar, The Brand Experience, Cramer and as an independent consultant. Over the course of his career Rob has solved unique problems for clients like Adidas, Motorola, Philips, Reebok, Gillette, Boston’s Museum of Science, State Street Corporation and Harvard Kennedy School.




The event will be hosted and sponsored by the Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review office is located at 300 North Beacon St in Watertown, MA inside The Arsenal on the Charles office park. There are plenty of parking. Directions are on the website. Once you enter the building please see the front desk to check in. Meet up will be in the Common Space, as you pass front-desk on your left, take a left and follow the hallway, then to right. We'll have signs posted, and we'll have refreshments and snacks. Looking forward to seeing you!

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  • Merlin C.

    I think Rob did a great job of presenting, he covered the basics, and got into more specifics as far as some of the capabilities with helper libraries. The visuals were some great examples of what you can do with Canvas.

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Merlin C.

    Good turn out for tonight's event! Some really good questions from the audience. :O)

    November 6, 2013

  • Javier

    Traffic is horrendous... Not sure if I'll make it on time.

    November 6, 2013

    • jay

      Don't worry it's running late and still meet ups hapening

      November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    With some late drop outs, will I be able to bring 1 guest with me?

    November 6, 2013

  • Lori D

    Won't be able to make it tonight. Sorry to miss this presentation.

    November 6, 2013

  • Steven T.

    Sorry, last minute rush on some work and can't make it!

    Have a great night!

    November 6, 2013

  • @MaureenManALM

    With last minute cancellations above, is there room for two?

    November 6, 2013

    • Fred L.

      Yes! Please check in with security when you arrive.

      November 6, 2013

  • Daigo F.

    Hi All, we at HBR are very excited to host this meetup. Thank you Rob for speaking, and Merlin and Jeff for organizing!

    Harvard Business Riview office is located at 300 North Beacon St in Watertown, MA inside The Arsenal on the Charles office park. There are plenty of parking. Directions are on our webiste http://hbr.org/corporate/about#directions. Once you enter the building please see the front desk to check in. Meet up will be in the Common Space, as you pass front-desk on your left, take a left and follow the hallway, then to right. We'll have signs posted, and we'll have refreshments and snacks.

    Please update your RSVP if you can't make it, as we would like accurate count so we can order the right amount of food and drinks.

    If you have any questions, please email Daigo at [masked]

    1 · November 4, 2013

    • @MaureenManALM

      With last minute cancellations above, is there room for two?

      November 6, 2013

  • Pamela R.

    Hey, I can't go tonight either, but RSVPs are closed, so I can't change it. Are you locking RSVPs early?

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • Maureen C.

    It is not looking good for me tonight :( But I did subscribe to the HTML5 You Tube channel as requested. Anything is possible. If not tonight, maybe someday!

    1 · November 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to it!

    October 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      still looking forward to it! ;)

      1 · November 5, 2013

  • Peter B.

    Will not be able to attend - OnCall this week- will I be able to see the replay?

    November 3, 2013

    • Merlin C.

      Peter, thats to bad. We are looking to record the event, maybe live-stream. I will keep you posted, check our wall for any updates on this.

      November 4, 2013

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