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Live Code: Web Audio, Waveforms, and WebGL with Aaron Hans!

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Hey Folks,

We're mixing things up a bit with the next live code - Aaron Hans (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronhans) is going to show us how to pull information from HTML5 audio, and use it to power an interactive visualizer! This is going to be a visually spectacular live code you don't want to miss.

Web Audio, Waveforms and WebGL:

Being able to pull live information from HTML5 audio and use it to power an interactive visualization is powerful, fun and sometimes beautiful.

This live code will Begin by interrogating a playing sound file, and using the data to create scenes starting with a 2D waveform. After that, we'll explore weirder, more complicated visualizations including 3D particle systems with three.js (http://threejs.org/).

Playing around with music like this is a rewarding way to immerse yourself in the capabilities of WebGL (http://get.webgl.org/) using three.js. Developers without experience with these specific technologies will quickly be able to create cool visualizations

A little about Aaron/Reverb:

Aaron Hans (formerly @ Yahoo, EA, and Imagine Games Network) is a Sr Front End Engineer at Reverb ( https://helloreverb.com/share/collection/reverb/week-in-wtf ), check out our personalized news reader https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reverb-effortless-personalized/id602336025?mt=8 or read how we recently rewrote the front-end for the largest online dictionary http://developers-blog.helloreverb.com/running-off-the-rails-tackling-technical-debt-with-a-switch-to-node-js/

Big thanks to Pivotal Labs (http://pivotallabs.com/) for hosting this meetup! As always, we encourage you to bring your laptop and contribute your questions.

Hope to see you there!

TJ BeMyApp