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September Bayjax: Webkit UI performance, Angular.js

  • Sep 16, 2011 · 5:30 PM

Hello everyone:

I'm happy to announce our next next bayjax meet up. Please join us on the evening of Friday Sept 16th to hear all about some really interesting work coming from the Netflix world as well as an introduction on Angular.js

Here is the full schedule/description for the evening:


When : Sept 16th 

Where:  Yahoo! HQ Main Cafeteria - URLs

701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA

5:30pm-6:00pm: Networking, Pizza

6:00pm-6:15pm: Recruiting announcements (Please come see me the night of the event if you have any)

6:15pm-7:00pm: Misko Hevery - Angular Js 

"Angular is what HTML would have been, if it was designed for web-apps. Web-apps are afterthought in HTML and it shows. What angular brings to the table is: 
1) Opinionated structure on how a CRUD application should be built. 
2) Impressive Data Binding story, where the model is the single source of the truth.
3) Embrace HTML and turns it into declarative DSL which gives the developer the ability to make up one's own HTML tags/attributes
4) Amazing testability story, both on unit-tests and end-to-end tests"

7:00pm-7:20pm:  Matt McCarthy -  Webkit as a platform for UI innovation

"Netflix delivers a Webkit based UI on over 400 devices.  Matt will discuss the benefits of the web as our delivery platform.  He’ll explain the approach and challenges of rapid innovation through A/B testing and why it’s worth the trouble."

Matt’s been working on TV UI prototypes and products for three of his five years at Netflix. Before Netflix, Matt co-founded Plusmo (now part of AT&T) and designed web UI at Symbol (now part of Motorola Solutions).

  7:30pm - 8:20pm: Matt Seeley - Performance through persistence

" Netflix's Webkit UI on devices runs as single-page long-lived application.  High performance requirements and broad device ecosystem introduce challenges handling large volumes of data and images.  Matt will discuss device UI optimization techniques including accelerated compositing, defensive delays and the adjusting common best-practices for best overall performance."

Right-brained by nature and left-brained by necessity Matt brings a pragmatic view to UI design and development. As an engineer at Netflix Matt works to improve performance and implementation of streaming devices built upon Webkit.  Before Netflix, Matt focused on elegant front end engineering with the Yahoo! Frontpage team.


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  • estelle w.

    Are the slides or videos up anywhere?

    September 26, 2011

  • Steven W.

    I enjoyed all three talks; but the first and third talks were my favorites. I had earlier seen the talk on angular at Node.js; but this talk, with its emphasis on HTML finally clicked for me. Unfortunately, I wanted to ask Misko Hevery some questions; but I guess he disappeared before all the talks were done. (I did not want to ask my questions whilst other people are talking, I feel that is rood to talk while a speaker is presenting). The third talk, I thoroughly enjoyed and it appealed to my inner geek. I had a few questions after the talk and the good people at Netflix were nice enough to help me get clarity.

    September 17, 2011

  • john s.

    great talk about angular.js - it was an aha moment when I realized I can use angular.js's demos in my existing code without breaking anything.

    September 17, 2011

  • Louis M.

    3 excellent speakers with code to show, Nice to know that Netflix uses Qt Qwebkit we would like to hear more at the SV Qt meetup ...

    September 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Interesting topics, but the whole thing was delayed for about half an hour.

    September 17, 2011

  • Prashant J.

    I specially liked the Netflix presentations.

    September 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member


    September 17, 2011

  • Praveen K.

    Excellent: Talk on Angular and NetFlix's approach with WebKit (specially related to performance tweaking) were excellent.

    September 17, 2011

  • Shawn Van I.

    As I mentioned at the meeting tonight, Box is hiring software developers and QA engineers for web (front-end and back-end), mobile, and desktop apps. We're a well-funded ($95MM+), fast-growing startup with a fun and zany culture in Palo Alto, using a diverse set of technologies including PHP, Ruby, Scala, JavaScript, JQuery, MySQL, HTML/CSS, and Git, targeting web, iOS, Android, Blackberry, Mac and Windows platforms. Come be a part of an amazing company! Please send your resume to [masked].

    September 16, 2011

  • Joanne

    Suyash, I can give you a ride to yahoo one way.

    1 · September 16, 2011

  • Suyash J.

    Thanks Jeremy, that's a good option. Hopefully I'll find someone to carpool back to SF of nothing else.

    September 16, 2011

  • Jeremy H.

    If you are looking for transit options, you can take Caltrain to Mountain View, then transfer to the light rail which will leave you within sight of the Yahoo! campus.

    September 16, 2011

  • Suyash J.

    Any one driving from San Mateo or Peninsula with whom I can carpool. I guess there is no Caltrain station around the location.

    September 16, 2011

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