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The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

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6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:35 PM - Announcements
6:35 - 7:15 PM - Basic Concepts
7:15 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings

HTML 5 In-Depth

From the survey, 11 of 19 people wanted an applied use case. Code. Real-time communications. CSS3 beautified interface.

To deliver on that demand, we will explore the following topics in code:

RESTful APIs using a CouchDB server Realtime push using Server Side Events and Web Sockets Interactive DOM and SVG-based graphics using D3.js Come prepared to read, dissect and understand code. To ask questions, make suggestions, and generally interact. We'll all be enriched by each other. All code will be available as a Git & Mercurial repository, as well as a zip file & tar-ball. For the backend, we'll use Python (v2.7) + Flask, Node.js (v0.10) + Connect, and CouchDB.

HTML 5 Overview

HTML5 is a nebulous thing to talk about — from the core specs of the W3C Candidate Recommendation, to the raft of related technologies riding the "HTML5 platform wave".

We will explore this landscape from the 10K foot view, briefly delving into new markup options, CSS3 and presentation, rich audio and video media. We'll dive a bit deeper into the new and improved JavaScript APIs — particularly for communication, storage, interactive graphics, and document manipulation. In addition, we will talk about when, where & why it may make sense to use an HTML5-based application — and how you can get started.

You will leave understanding some parts of HTML5 technology a bit better, as well as a list of resources I use to stay up-to-date so you can find out more when you need to.

Shane Holloway

Shane Holloway is a software engineer and entrepreneur, starting his software development career in 1996 as an intern automating user interface tests for HP BenchLink software. His language experience includes 10+ years of C/C++, 10+ years of Python, and 4 years of JavaScript/CoffeeScript, along with some SmallTalk, Lua, and Scheme for good measure. As a member of 3-6 person teams, Shane has participated in the delivery of over 20 Agilent/HP Test & Measurement branded software products, two (failed) startups in the 2001 timeframe, over 25 SBIR Phase I and II projects, and the last 4 years as a freelancer, consultant and bootstrapping entrepreneur. On June 5th, his first product was publicly announced — is a toolkit for delivering HTML5 hybrid desktop applications on Windows and Mac OS X. From embedded to desktop, server to cloud integrations, Shane's experience as a software development generalist is both broad and deep.

Website Sponsor:Homeland Security Careers (
Food Sponsor: TEKSystems (
Door Prize Sponsors:Jetbrains ( - Software license (Several products to choose from)
Book Sponsor:OReilly Publishing ( - Technical books