September 16, 2010 · 7:00 PM
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We're excited to announce our annual September "Cruise on the Thames", where we'll hear Mozilla Labs speak on the latest additions that will go into Firefox, and Andy Hume speak on "Progressive Enhancement in the Browser" We'll have subsidised drinks and limited pizza kindly supplied by our sponsors, and for the 40 who indicated interest we'll fire up the BBQ on the top deck (£9.95+VAT pp extra - please pay in advance -
http://bit.ly/bbq-tic... , or bring £12 cash on the night) AND IT'S ONLY FIFTEEN POUNDS!! As usual, there is no profit made by anybody at London Web, and we have a great deal with Thames Executive Charters to allow this to happen. We have a hard seated limit of 70, but come on the night and pay £12 on boarding for standing tickets - some leaning room will be available at the back for the talks! We will cruise past the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the London Eye, and under lots of bridges. As voted by you, we will go part the way to Greenwich, then turn and go part the way to Putney - we have the boat for just over three hours, with the boarding time between 7 and 7.15pm. Have you ever been on the Thames at night? It's amazing, and the sunsets are stunning. See you there!
Mozilla Labs - Identity in the Browser Identity is one of the foundational building blocks of the open, social web. Today, large multinationals battle fiercely over who gets to own and control (y)our identity on the web. This needs to change. At Mozilla, we have been thinking about how the browser, as *your* trusted agent, can put you back in control of your identity. 1. Seth Bindernagel, Localisation @ Mozilla Labs will cover ID in the Browser using the Account Manager project - soon to be a Firefox feature, allowing you to sign-up, sign-in and sign-out from within your browser. 2. Seth will also make a Firefox Addon in 5 minutes with Jetpack, the Future of Add-on Development. 3. Mozilla will discuss HTML5 and tricks when implementing this in the Firefox web browser.
Note (31st Aug): This talk has change slightly due to some from Mozilla being unable to break away from their Firefox V4 release in Silicon Valley). Still there will be 4 people from Mozilla Labs, and as an absolute bonus, we have secured the wonderful Andy Hume, an excellent speaker from Clear Left too.
Andy Hume - Progressive Enhancement The idea of progressive enhancement isn't new, but the way we approach it needs to evolve. New devices such as those powered by iOS and Android are upon us, just as a throng of emerging technologies like HTML5 and CSS 3 are ready for action. With every day that goes by people are experiencing the web in new, different, undreamed of, impossible ways. Exciting as this sounds on paper, how do we build websites within that impossibly complex and constantly shifting landscape?
Agenda: - Socialise and boarding Valulla - Westminster Pier: 7pm - 7.15pm - Enjoy the sights of the city between 7.15 and 8pm - Mozilla Labs speaks on "Identity in the Browser" - 8pm - 8.40pm - Break to enjoy the sights of either Putney Bridge approach and Greenwich approach (voting has been decided - a bit of both it is) - Andy Hume from Clear Left speaks on "Progressive Enhancement" - 9pm - 9.30pm - Scenic chat above deck with sunset in the backdrop and a beer in hand, optional BBQ chicken, burger, sweet corn & salad, throughout the evening (Vege options also available - let us know) (extra £9.95+VAT) - Arrive back at Embankment Pier around 10pm - 10.15pm. Please keep checking the website once RSVP'd as with boats, some details may change closer to the time. Please bring cash if you signed up for BBQ food or wish to drink more than our early bar tab will allow! The river at night can get chilly so bring a jacket and stay warm on top deck (although indoor areas are available for the talks and socialising below deck). Seated entry is now closed - we have "Standing room only" spots for £12 available on the night, but you'll need to RSVP on the "Waiting List".
BBQ costs: We now have the minimum of 40 people who indicated they would like BBQ food on the night. I've taken quite a few
£12 up-front payments (£9.95+VAT+Paypal fee) via
PayPal, so thanks to those who have paid in advance - we'll just sign your name off the list by the BBQ. If you have not paid, not to worry, just bring cash on the night and pay £12 then. See you on the water! Any questions, please call Nathan O'Hanlon on[masked] or email the organiser.