For the April meetup we're starting a little early as we have two excellent topics, sponsored food, and a sponsored HAPPY HOUR! Topics:
* 'Responsive Design and Development "Gotchas"' by Andrew Malek
* 'How Web Audio Helps Engage Your Users' by Titus Blair
Please thank our sponsors for this meetup:
* Space: Daugherty Business Solutions
* Food: eHire
* Happy hour: Dolby Laboratories
* 6:00 - 6:30: Food
* 6:30 - 7:00: How Web Audio Helps Engage Your Users
* 7:00 - 8:00: Responsive Design and Development "Gotchas
* 8:15 - 10:00: Happy hour at a nearby bar
Responsive Design and Development "Gotchas"
Choosing a good responsive front-end framework, while assisting in development and ensuring a consistent look-and-feel, is just one piece of the much larger process of creating a truly engaging website or web application. Learn why using the latest swiping motion du jour may not immediately make sense to all users, how a site's layout and content must truly be thought of as an architecture project to get the most "bang for the buck", and what problems that interactivity in the form of form entry can result in driving potential users and customers away, never to be seen again.
by Andrew Malek
Andrew is a UI/UX developer and occasional designer at NCR, focusing on POS (point-of-sale) and clienteling solutions. When not arguing about the benefits of whitespace in design or how one must just pick a side in the great tabs versus spaces debate and be done with it, you can find Andrew at concerts, dabbling at photography, or discussing the merits of baseball teams holding on to an extra star relief pitcher.
How Web Audio Helps Engage Your Users
From Spotify to SoundCloud, audio is more popular than ever! Want to learn more about HTML5 Audio and the Web Audio API? Interested in adding movie quality audio to your web sites, apps or games? This talk is for you! Titus Blair will walk you through coding an app using HTML5 Audio and the Web Audio API with movie quality, premium audio. You will leave with the ability to start building your own web sites, apps or games with HTML5 Audio and the Web Audio API.
by Titus Blair
Titus Blair is the developer evangelist for Dolby Technologies. He is a family man, world traveler and hacker who successfully built a million dollar ecommerce business as well as mobile apps with downloads in the millions.
You may park for free behind the Phipps Tower across from the Belk entrances or in the Mall side of the parking deck.