- Introduction to 3D GIS in the Browser: Cesium.js, Mapnik and PostGIS
Pascal Rettig (CTO, Alignable) will present an introduction to visualizing geographic data in the browser. He will provide a overview of the open source tools available to import, transform and prepare GIS data for display, including QGIS, PostGIS and Mapnik, and then go into depth on the Cesium.js WebGL framework for creating interactive 3D map-based visualizations. Special thanks to O'Reilly for hosting the meetup at their downtown Boston office. Drinks and Pizza will be provided, sponsor TBA.
- Progressive Web Apps
We're back! Progressive Web Applications are here to save the mobile web. Years of native mobile eating the lunch of web are about to end with PWAs offering as fast or faster experiences for installation and application use than native can ever hope to deliver. Microsoft Edge and PWAs by Kirupa Chinnathambi Kirupa is a member of the Microsoft Edge development team and will speak about the role that PWAs will play at Microsoft and their implementation with Edge. The Business Case for PWAs Brian Cardarella You may be wondering if PWAs are the right technology direction for your company. Or you may be convinced but you need to convince your boss. This talk is for you. We'll review real-world data that prove that PWAs are the future and can generate more revenue than native applications. We're still working on some more speakers!
- Maintainable CSS and Code Snippets
- Wild World Web and Styling Forms Semantically & Accessibly
- Front End Town Hall a.k.a Ask the Hive Mind
We're going to (again) do something a little different this time - In informal discussions before and after, I'm always amazed at the variety and depth of knowledge present in the room at each meetup. So, instead of any set presentations, this meetup will be a moderated, open-forum-style discussion. If you have a front-end related question, chances are that one of the 100+ folks in the room will have an answer for you. All of us are far smarter than any of us. Questions will be drawn from 2 places: live member questions, and from an anonymous, pre-submitted set (a link to submit questions will be provided closer to the meetup) Any question is fair game (Informal Surveys, Who's used X, What works for Y, etc) To maintain an environment of honest discussion, we're not going to be video-taping this meetup.
- The State of Front End Development 2014
Important: before the meetup please fill-out one of the following very brief surveys to help us gather information on the state Front-End Development in Boston Front End Developer: http://bit.ly/front-end-boston Hiring Company (First Parties only): http://bit.ly/front-end-hiring The State of Front End Development 2014 Exactly 3 years ago in the very first Meetup for this group we looked at the state of Front End Development 2011 (http://www.slideshare.net/cykod/the-state-of-front-end-web-development-2011-8105319), this month Pascal Rettig will take a look at where the front-end of the Web is today. We'll cover the state of Front End Development jobs in Boston as well as what cool technologies are making an appearance in your browser (and which ones you can actually use!) We'll look over the current state of core technologies like CSS3, SVG, WebGL, Web Audio, Media Capture and WebRTC. We'll discuss what it takes to get started in the industry and what companies are looking for in job candidates. Pascal Rettig has been developing web applications professionally for 18 years and is currently chief software architect at Alignable.com. He is an author for Wiley and develops games in HTML5 on the side. Lightning Talks - 3 slots available If you have a short (5 minute max) talk on an open-source or free-to-use front-end technology - email the organizers. We should have time for 6 short talks. Special thanks to Trinity Pharma Solutions (http://trinitypharmasolutions.com/) (Jobs (http://trinitypharmasolutions.com/site/inside-trinity/careers)) for Sponsoring Pizza and Drinks
- Ember all the things!
Brian Cardarella, Partner at DockYard (http://dockyard.com/), will be giving an introduction to Ember.js and discuss DockYard's experience building Ember applications for clients. You may have heard about Ember from its fantastic reputation on Hacker News. Brian will go over the different parts of an Ember application, and build a simple Ember app before your very eyes. He'll even use Ember Data! Special thanks to StackDriver (http://www.stackdriver.com/jobs/) for sponsoring Pizza and Soda Stackdriver is a Boston-based startup providing powerfully simple monitoring-as-a-service that helps DevOps spend more time on dev and less on ops. Hundreds of innovative companies, including Smugmug, 99designs, Vocalocity, Extreme Reach, 8k Miles, and Chopra Center, have standardized on Stackdriver for system and infrastructure monitoring. Thanks to BrightCove (http://www.brightcove.com/en/company/careers) for providing our monthly meetup space.