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jQuery + HTML5

We're breaking from our usual schedule to do a joint meetup with the HTML5 Meetup group for February.

Great partners in the modern web, HTML5+Jquery+Javascript.

Making Magic with HTML5, CSS3, and jQuery

Natalie MacLees is a front-end web developer and UI designer and is founder + principal of the interactive agency, Purple Pen Productions. In 2012 she published jQuery for Designers with Packt Publishing. She founded and runs the jQuery LA Users' Meet-up Group and together with Noel Saw she heads up the Southern California WordPress User’s Meet-up Group. She was also the lead organizer for WordCamp Los Angeles 2013 and organized the first annual Website Weekend LA. She makes her online home at

Racer: a Chrome Experiment

Michael Anthony and Andy Thelander from Active Theory in Venice will be 
sharing their insight into the Google Chrome Experiment: Racer. 

Racer is a multi-player, multi-device Chrome Experiment. A retro-style slot car game played across screens just using the mobile web : Active Theory worked closely with the Creative Lab team in NY, by building and refining user experience, implementing motion design and web socket communication. In parallel to the Desktop and Mobile experience, a table installation was built that debuted at Google I/O along with mobile flight cases that travelled to the Creative Lab exhibition in Cannes.



Thank you in advance for helping! We need a few volunteers to help set-up chairs and move furniture for the meeting. If you can help please arrive @6pm. please ping me if you are able to help.

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  • Susie K

    Brilliant Meetup. Both presentations were inspiring. Thanks for the presentation and for sharing the code Natalie.

    February 12, 2014

  • Natalie M.

    3 · February 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Your presentation was amazing yesterday!!! I have a question, Does doing animations in css3 have any performance advantages over doing them in jquery?

      February 12, 2014

    • Joe J.

      Sonesh, I'd recommend reading the following article to articulate a good answer to your question:­

      February 12, 2014

  • Jan von H.

    Excellent presentations. Thank you to Natalie and Active Theory; I love seeing the possibilities.

    February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting presentations.

    February 12, 2014

  • Gregory D.

    Two great tastes that taste great together.

    February 12, 2014

  • roxanne s.

    this was an extremely informative and energizing meetup. Natalie and Active Theory were both awesome, leaving us with a lot of food for thought.

    February 12, 2014

  • Ray

    Great job Natalie.. It was good t meet you and your topic was enjoyable...

    February 11, 2014

  • Sean V.

    Hanging with my daughter won't be able to make it. Looks like a great meetup.

    February 11, 2014

  • Peter K.

    Sorry, can't make it. Conflicts with the monthly westside Drupal meetup (and I missed that last month).

    February 11, 2014

  • Sean V.

    Founder Launching a new bootstrap ux. Always recruiting!

    February 5, 2014

  • Christian

    I will make it if I can. My schedule is so random.

    I do want to say to the group that there are a TON of front end development positions out there that aren't getting filled because there are not enough qualified developers to fill them. So, take advantage of workshops like this to hone your skills so the positions can get filled.

    February 4, 2014

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