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HTML5 Community Night

If you have an open-source project or are interested in doing one, this event is for you! If you are interested to explore into the latest HTML5 technology, trends, tools, and platforms, this is the event for you. You will be listening to industry experts from Adobe, Google, Mozilla and Microsoft to talk about the graphical web, newest feature in HTML5 and CSS3, HTML5 game and tools/platforms .  A panel discussion with the experts will be followed right after the talks.

This event is made possible by the the partnership with:

Space is limited, so register now.


5:00 - 6:00 pm      Registration, Demo showcase, Social, food, drink

6:00 - 6:30 pm      Kick off  (Doris Chen, Ann Burkett, Kevin Nilson, Estelle Weyl)

6:30 - 7:10 pm      The Graphical Web - Fostering Creativity (Adobe: Vincent Hardy)

7:10 – 7:50 pm      Dart (Google: Seth Ladd)

7:50 – 8:00 pm      break

8:00 - 8:20  pm     WebFWD (Mozilla: Diane Bisgeier)

8:20 - 9:00  pm     Behind The Scenes of Cut The Rope (Microsoft: Giorgio Sardo)

9:00 - 9:30 pm      Panel Discussion & Q&A (Kevin Nilson, Ann, Estelle, Vincent, Seth, Giorgio)

9:30 - 9:40  pm     Give Away and Wrap

Many thanks to Microsoft to sponsor the event.  Many thanks to Microsoft, O'Reilly, and TEKSystems to sponsor the give aways. 


If you can't make in person, webCast will be available to you from 6 pm - 9:30 pm at 

Sessions and Speakers

The Graphical Web - Fostering Creativity

The session will discuss new features of the Web platform that enhance the graphical or expressive power at the hands of developers. The session will briefly cover the basics of Web graphics (HTML, CSS, Canvas, SVG) and how they can be blended. Then, it will present new graphical features such as CSS filters, CSS shaders and CSS compositing. Finally, the session will discuss new CSS features for richer, more graphical layouts, enabled by CSS regions and exclusions.

 Vincent Hardy works for Adobe on Web Standards. Vincent is working with the CSS working group, the FX task force and the SVG working group. He currently works on CSS shaders, CSS regions, CSS exclusions, and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). Prior to joining Adobe, Vincent worked at Oracle on graphical, interactive, and animated user interfaces in the field of business intelligence, helping make large sets of complex data visually understandable to help users navigate data sets more easily, detect trends, or find anomalies.  



Dart is a modern web app development platform, complete with a familiar language, rich libraries, an Editor, and most importantly a compiler to modern JavaScript. This talk is an introduction to Dart, its motivations, and philosophy. We'll demo the language, the Editor, and integration with Chromium.

Seth Ladd is a web engineer and is currently a Chrome Developer Advocate, helping developers of all sizes launch awesome modern web apps. He produced Aloha on Rails, the Hawaii Ruby on Rails and Web Development Conference, and New Game, the conference for HTML5 game developers. Way back, Seth co-authored the Expert Spring MVC book. More recently, he helped release Angry Birds for the web. Seth is on the board of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. URL:


Behind The Scenes of Cut The Rope

“Cut The Rope" is one of the most successful Objective-C games on iOS. In this session you will learn what it took us to port it to an HTML5 game ( and a Metro app, including code snippets, best practices and developer tools. 

 Giorgio Sardo is a Sr. Evangelism Manager in the Windows Evangelism team at Microsoft Corp. Giorgio is a popular speaker worldwide and he is the mind behind several HTML5 applications and games available in the Windows 8 Store and at

Twitter: @gisardo



WebFWD ("Web Forward") is Mozilla's Open Innovation program. We support Open Source projects which extend the Web; providing participants with mentorship from industry experts, access to the Mozilla global network, infrastructure and other world-class resources. Find out more about us at

Diane Bisgeieris Program Manager for mozilla's WebFWD Open Innovation program. She'll share more about WebFWD: what it is, why it's cool, and how you can be involved.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It's quite sad that quality of the recorded video is low. Most of the text is just unreadable so it a bit hard to follow presentations.

    April 19, 2012

  • Doris C.

    Many of you asked me the information for 1 Day Free HTML5 training. It's on 5/14 in Mountain View. It's both lecture and hands on lab style. Almost sold out, more information and registration at

    April 19, 2012

  • Doris C.

    HTML5 Community Night Video and Presentation are available at Feel free to watch and access all the presentation.

    1 · April 18, 2012

  • Jennie S Y.

    Awesome! Very engaging speakers. Especially loved the FAQ panel at the end.

    April 13, 2012

  • john s.

    Best panel discussion ever, yes I also don't want to have to learn still another language either.

    April 12, 2012

  • Ken N.

    The presentations were better than expected
    Mr Sardo is the best Microsoft presenter I have seen

    April 11, 2012

  • Tom M.

    Lots of energy... I picked up things from the dart talk that I missed last time.
    Good job by all.

    April 11, 2012

  • Roberto B.

    It was really good. I was really impressed, I usually get disappointed with but this was not the case.

    April 11, 2012

  • Bill D.

    Good content, broad range - something for most interests. Speakers were interesting and comfortable talking to a large group

    April 11, 2012

  • Dr Nigel G.

    Tremendous support for this HTML5 meeting. Over 600 attendees and a very full agenda of great material.

    April 11, 2012

  • Ilya K.

    Maybe a little too long for a week day night. Hard to stay focused until 11pm.

    April 11, 2012

  • Steve L.

    Fantastic presentations and great speakers!

    April 11, 2012

  • James H.

    Some great discussions and questions!

    April 11, 2012

  • Ahmet T.

    Well organized.
    Wish we had something else other than pizza.
    3.5 hours was a bit too long. (I left at after two hours.)

    April 11, 2012

  • Jeff S.

    What a fantastic event! I'm so glad I got in.
    The only way it could have been better is to have had more in-depth looks at the programming topics discussed, but of course, that would mean either a much longer event or fewer presenters, so as my first event it was perfect. I hope additional events will focus on specific topics at a deeper level. Thanks guys!

    April 11, 2012

  • Hannie F.

    Excellent presentations!

    April 11, 2012

  • Min

    Very nice presentation, great information.

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very interesting and very friendly. Thank you!

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    There was some good info and exciting previews. I didn't really see how the DART stuff fit into an HTML5 night. It was out of context and didn't belong in this event. Although Seth was a great presenter.

    April 11, 2012

  • Roy Y.

    It was great, but I think Doris should give one book at a time, instead of 4 books for each raffle :)

    April 11, 2012

  • Karl P.

    it would be great to have this meeting more than just once a year

    April 11, 2012

  • George O.

    Excellent agenda, great discussions.

    April 11, 2012

  • Arthur L.

    I learned a lot because I work on back end and new to front end. As people said during the final discussion, nowadays one must use multiple languages and tools.

    Each individual Speaker represented well. For me I need to get a whole picture of this field, such as top 3 of tool kits; what to use, canvas or svg? and etc.

    Thanks for the event !

    April 11, 2012

  • Ben d.

    Fantastic set of presentations! Great panel discussion at the end!

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speakers and topics. Thank you!

    April 11, 2012

  • Peter J.

    Awesome! I especially enjoyed the Dart talk and the talk about 'Cut the Rope'

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish it could be more time for Q&A part.

    April 11, 2012

  • Samir

    This was really well organized and had some very nice sessions..

    April 10, 2012

  • Alastair

    Good presentations; good variety of topics. Very useful.

    April 10, 2012

  • Ken N.

    We will be at Starbucks (next to the computer history museum), so anyone early stop in to chat.

    April 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Definitely coming! Sadly I can only be there after 7pm :-(
    Is this event related to the Node.js one also happening tonight? Or this is a totally different thing!

    April 10, 2012

  • Amit K.

    Can we bring in a guest?

    April 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I'm interested. Could you please contact me at [masked]. Thanks.

    April 9, 2012

  • Timothy E.

    any1 interested in carpooling from SF? Message me

    April 8, 2012

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