Emerging Web Tech

  • September 25, 2012 · 6:30 PM

This week features a bunch of short talks on the latest emerging or present features of the JS / HTML / CSS web-stack.  Come learn what's now possible or just about to be possible:


- ES5 Getter/Setters and the Object API (Jonathan Freeman)

- JS Error Handling (Jonathan Freeman)

- Sorting data with HTML5 data attributes (Andy Martha)

- LocalStorage (Andy Martha)

- Offline Events (Andy Martha)

- Web Workers (Fred Polgardy)

- postMessage (Justin Meyer)

- CSS animations (Justin Meyer)


Space, food and refreshments will be provided by Enova Financial.


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  • Andrew M.

    Sorry I'm late (sick, work, travelling, blah) but here are the slides to my presentation if anyone was interested.
    In particular caniuse.com and the aforementioned html5rocks are good bullet point resources for starters and keep an open mind!

    October 2, 2012

  • Frederick P.

    The link I referenced at the end of my talk: http://www.html5rocks.com/en/tutorials/workers/basics/. This is more complete and in a better format for perusing than my slides anyway.

    September 26, 2012

    • Camilo G.

      Found it very informative, thanks.

      September 26, 2012

  • Edgar

    The event was great!! Looking forward to more events.

    September 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My talk didn't seem to make the cut, so I'll just post it here: http://dannyfritz.github.com/JS-gamepad-API-lightning-talk/

    September 25, 2012

    • Justin M.

      You can speak. I wasn't aware that you wanted to. It would be great if you still can. Please email me at Justin AT bitovi.

      September 25, 2012

  • Frederick P.

    I'll take Web Workers.

    September 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can someone recommend me a good JS presentation/slides framework? If not, I'll just use Google Docs.

    September 20, 2012

    • Justin L.

      I'm currently experimenting with the coderdeck varient of deck.js, but I've only started at this point.

      September 20, 2012

  • Justin M.

    We still need speakers! Please email me if you want to talk: justin AT bitovi. To try to convince you, I'll employ Robert Cialdini's 6 key principles of persuasion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Cialdini):

    Why you should talk:
    - (reciprocity) I'm talking at this meetup. If you talk at this meetup, I'll also give you some sweet Bitovi or CanJS stickers. Wait what!
    - (commitment) It was my idea for this meetup, so I'd like it to be a success.
    - (social) Speaking is the path to becoming an expert, everyone's doing it.
    - (authority) The meetup organizers request it of you. Comply!
    - (liking) I'm friendly and bathe regularly.
    - (scarcity) There's little time remaining before the meetup to sign up.

    Convinced? Thanks.

    September 13, 2012

  • Justin M.

    Please email me if you'd like to speak. This is a great opportunity for some fresh faces to get a speaking opportunity or an excuse to experiment with the latest JS/HTML technology.

    I'd like people to leave the meetup feeling "caught-up" on the state of the web. A lot of my development patterns were hardened in the IE6 days. I want to know what is available to me today or in the near future.

    An example of an awesome 10 min talk would be:

    Web Workers: show the API, what it's used for, talk about which browsers support it, and the pros and cons of using it.

    Email me at justin AT bitovi or message me through meetup. Thanks!

    September 7, 2012

  • JP B.

    Like Neil said, not for me on the evening of Yom Kippur!
    Next time.

    September 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kol Nidre?
    see you next month!

    August 17, 2012

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