SFJS #17: Zurb Foundation and WebFWD

  • November 1, 2011 · 6:30 PM

Our host this evening is Zinch:

Zinch is the social utility matching students with opportunities: colleges, scholarships, study abroad programs, and graduate schools. At Zinch.com, 3.5 million students worldwide have created 'professional' profiles to showcase themselves as more than test scores. Zinch profiles 5,000 undergraduate and graduate programs, and lists almost $2 billion in scholarships.  Learn more at www.Zinch.com.

Food will be sponsored by Chegg:

Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed before, during and after college. High schools students and college students on over 7,000 campuses nationwide use Chegg 365 days a year for: Homework help, Course selection, Note taking, Textbook and e-textbook rentals, Chegg Deals, scholarships and college recruitment. Since its founding in 2007, Chegg's growth has made it one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups. For more information, visit www.chegg.com/.

Beverages sponsored by Serve by American Express

Catering is provided by Krua Thai in the Mission at 16th/Guerrero [yelp]

6:30p: Food and Libations

7:00p: Thanks & Demo by Zinch

7:15p: Diane Bisgeier of Mozilla will give an overview of WebFWD

WebFWD ("Web Forward") is Mozilla's Innovation Accelerator. It's where the makers of the next great web advancements get to work with the best talent in the Mozilla global network, receiving mentorship, infrastructure and other world-class resources. The clincher is you don't give up a thing: you retain full ownership position in your project. Because we're all about creating open solutions that push the Web forward, together.

7:30p: Jonathan Smiley of Zurb will present Why (and How) to Rapidly Prototype for Multiple Devices

The online world is changing, and new devices are becoming both more important and more varied. Building prototypes for web sites and web apps is getting harder, and the need to have a working prototype to use and get feedback on is more critical than ever. In this talk we'll show you how to use Foundation, a new CSS/HTML/JS framework, to quickly prototype sites and web apps that work on any kind of device, at any resolutions, with a variety of capabilities and constraints. We'll look at creating complex layouts in minutes that let you easily try out different experiences and different JS interactions. The key to success in the new online world is rapid prototyping and iteration, so come hear about a slick new way to get things done.

Jonathan Smiley is a Design Lead at ZURB and lead decision maker for ZURB's suite of products. Over the last 2+ years he has worked with dozens of clients on everything from business strategy to interaction design to nuts and bolts implementation.

Note: Unfortunately, Gilad Bracha had to cancel due to illness. His talk on will be rescheduled to January 12.

Interested in presenting in December? Send a tweet to @drnugent

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  • James Dilworth

    Great event. Well run. Interesting people, interesting talks, good food! Thanks!

    November 2, 2011

  • Visconsin Madisson

    @Andrew de Andrade, as it was mentioned before, one of the speakers could not attend, so they just tried to fill the gap.

    November 2, 2011

  • Andrew de Andrade

    Jonathan's presentation on Zurb Foundation was exceptional

    November 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    succinet

    November 2, 2011

  • Keith Brown

    The Chugg fellow got way too much floor time. The Drupal talk was great, but not on-topic for the evening. Else fabulous as usual. And great food... you rock, Dave!

    November 2, 2011

  • Richard Fink

    Too much intro, too much Drupal, not enough hardcore JS from the trenches. As JS nerds, who needs "What it does" dialog, but rather "this is how I did it, under the screen". When they did talk about JS I wanted to see CODE... this is how it was done dialog. Separately, the food was awesome, thank you for that.

    November 2, 2011

  • Visconsin Madisson

    Great talks, nice people, always something new to learn!

    :) thx, Dave!

    November 2, 2011

  • Angeline Tan

    It was a good meeting and being my first SFJS meetup, my experience is positive and I am planning to return for more.

    November 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The organisation and the location of the event was great and Jonathan Smiley from Zurb brought some real enthusiasm in the second half.

    November 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    very interesting, good organisation, thanks

    November 2, 2011

  • Diane Bisgeier

    Krua Thai FTW! Having a bit more room and time to mix there vs. going on to Mars Bar would yield perfection. Great job!

    November 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could. Just arrived in the Bay Area and thought they were one or two nuggets in the night. I enjoyed the Adobe AIR prison software demo - though hope that is the last time I ever see it! I'd also like to have seen more of the technical challenges.

    But a bit too much time spent selling people products/companies and less technical talk than I would have liked.

    November 2, 2011

  • Diane Bisgeier

    I failed to mention that Jonathan presented his Foundation talk for our WebFWD teams last month: fun serendipity we could be at the JS Meetup together last night. Thanks Dave and everyone for a great event!

    November 2, 2011

  • Hüsrev Özayman

    Great. I would be better if Google Dart guy came there too, but organizer had nothing to do with it, so it's ok :)

    November 2, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone who came last night! I got a couple requests to posts the slides from our Foundation talk, and you can download them here (sorry, it's a slightly massive file): box.zurb.com/prototyping-with-foun­dation.pdf

    1 · November 2, 2011

  • Robert Schwentker

    Excellent lineup of speakers - well organized. Learned lots & laughed alot too!

    November 1, 2011

  • Andrew de Andrade

    Please time-box the sponsor messages, especially the part that isn't JavaScript related. Even the sponsors looking to hire via the event have a vested interest in a sharp js-focus because the kinds of people they want to hire will be less tolerant of bike shedding. The best way to hire great javascripters is by keeping it focused on why people came to the event. Also, zinch may use Drupal, but they should keep the Drupal talk to a smaller session for those that are interested. The quality of in

    1 · November 1, 2011

  • Chase Martin

    We are in!

    November 1, 2011

  • Dan DeFelippi

    If anyone who has signed up can't make it please change your RSVP. There are a lot of us on the waitlist :(

    1 · November 1, 2011

  • Alexander Kazakov

    is this going to be recorded and posted online?

    October 31, 2011

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