Past Meetup

WebSockets, Raspberry Pi, and Passing the torch

This Meetup is past

56 people went


Our first meetup of 2014 will be a good one.

Parking directions:
Everyone can park at the A level of our building for free tonight. The elevators on A level will take visitors to the 6th floor where our offices are from 5:30 - 9pm (normally access is restricted).
The parking deck is between our building (Earthlink building) and the Renaissance Hotel next door. There is a small driveway between the buildings and they would turn left at the first entrance to park on A.

About the talk:
I will be doing a presentation (hack session) on the Raspberry Pi. We'll go over the basics on how the device boots and how to use it as a functional WebKit centric OS. This basically means that I'll show you how to strip the operating system down so that it boots into a full screen Chromium instance with VNC access.

We'll then go into running a real time web application using WebSockets. So with around $50 in hardware, we'll end up with a kiosk-like setup that can be used for any app written with HTML5 apis, JavaScript and the like.

This will also be my last ATLHTML5 event as the organizer. It is with a heavy heart that I must retire and pass the torch onto another great leader in the Atlanta community. I'll be handing the organizer position to Pratik Patel who also organizes the Atlanta Mobile Developers group. Pratik is a talented and resourceful individual and I know he will take this group to great places. Btw, if you would like to help Pratik co-organize the group, please come to this meetup!

This has been an amazing experience for me. I remember the very first meetup and the people who came to it - and still come to the events 2+ years later! I've seen so many members of this group go from "just starting" in the industry, to now holding jobs with fortune 100 companies. That is truly why I started this group - to spread the open source love and to hold meetups that were free of charge so people could learn and advance their careers. I've met many great individuals while organizing this group and any of you are free to ping me for help at any time.

Thanks to all of you for being part of this great community of technologists!


Wesley Hales