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Game - Make it Run Faster - General Best Practices for JavaScript Development

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Game - Make it Run Faster - General Best Practices for JavaScript Development

Using a causal game Doris Chen will illustrate step by step how to optimize the game by applying all the optimization strategy. Come learn the tips, tricks, and tools for maximizing the performance of your sites and apps with JavaScript and HTML5. Creating high performance sites and apps is crucial for every developer. In this session, we will explore the best practices and performance tricks, including startup time, UI responsiveness, and Memory efficiency to make your apps running faster and fluid.

In addition Tobiah Marks asks the question: What do you need to know to make a successful app company? He will explain his philosophy on how to out maneuver your competition, which can be applied to app development on all platforms, using real world examples.

This event will take place at Microsoft SF on Tuesday February 27th at 6:00pm. Microsoft will also be graciously providing snacks and refreshments for attendees.


• 6:00 Doors open, mingle, and enjoy snacks and drinks

• 6:30 Announcements

• 6:45 Presentation with Tobiah Marks on the Business of App Development

• 7:10 Presentation with Doris Chen on Developing High Performance Websites and Modern Apps with JavaScript and HTML5 followed by Q&A

• 8:30 Mix and mingle with your follow developers

Dr. Doris Chen is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States, specialized in web technologies (HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Winodws 8, Ajax, and Java).

Doris has over 15 years of experience in the software industry working in several open source web tier technologies, Java platform, .NET and distributed computing technologies. She has developed and delivered over 400 keynotes, technical sessions, code camps worldwide, published widely at numerous international conferences and user groups including O’Reilly Fluent, HTML5 Dev Conference, JSEverywhere, WebVisions, JavaOne, SD Forum, HTML5 and JavaScript meetups, and worldwide User Groups. Doris works very closely to create and foster the open source community around Java, NetBeans, Glassfish, and related technologies. Before joining Microsoft, Doris Chen was a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems.

Doris received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in computer engineering, specializing in medical informatics. She loves to travel and she has visited 48 countries (out of 872) so far. In her spare time, she also enjoys music, movies and museums.

Twitter @doristchen

Tobiah Marks is a Game Evangelist for Microsoft, entrepreneur, and independent game developer from the Bay Area.

He graduated with two Bachelors of Science degrees from Cogswell Polytechnical College in 2009, and immediately co-founded his first company, "Yobonja". He created a second company, "PlayPerro", in 2012 for his own solo projects.

Tobiah is most known for Blast Monkeys, a physics based puzzle game that was the #1 app on Android during the summer of 2011. (

Twitter @tobiahmarks

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