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Steve Barnett - Progressive Enhancement
Making things for the web is hard: it's a hostile environment with lots of variation in things like browsers, network speed and quality, and disabilities of our users. I'll be talking about Progressive Enhancement (PE): a way of thinking about and building web apps that puts our users first. Building with PE gives us ways to handle our smörgåsbord of unknowns, using Human-Centered Design thinking.
About Steve Barnett
Steve Barnett works as a code mentor at Project codeX (http://www.projectcodex.co/), and as a freelance Front-end developer and User Experience person. He’s a bit addicted to meetups: you can find him helping out with RailsBridge Cape Town (http://railsbridgecapetown.org/) or Cape Town Front-End Developers (http://www.meetup.com/ctfeds/). If he’s not there, he’s probably crouched in an awkward position in front of something funny-looking, taking pictures of it (https://www.flickr.com/photos/maximilianbarners/).
You can find him on Twitter as @maxbarners (https://twitter.com/maxbarners), on GitHub as SteveBarnett (https://github.com/SteveBarnett/), and on his own site Naga (http://naga.co.za/) (which really, really, needs a redesign) as, erm, himself.
Sponsor Nona Creative (Venue, AV & Beer)
Nona Creative is an ambitious digital studio in Cape Town, South Africa, with a small team, a big heart and clients on five continents.
Topic Speakers Welcome - We're Always on the hunt for speakers, if you'd like to talk at this meetup or another, let us know and we'll set it up.