Past Meetup

SFJS #17: Zurb Foundation and WebFWD

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Our host this evening is Zinch (

Zinch is the social utility matching students with opportunities: colleges, scholarships, study abroad programs, and graduate schools. At, 3.5 million students worldwide have created 'professional' profiles to showcase themselves as more than test scores. Zinch profiles 5,000 undergraduate and graduate programs, and lists almost $2 billion in scholarships. Learn more at (

Food will be sponsored by Chegg (

Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed before, during and after college. High schools students and college students on over 7,000 campuses nationwide use Chegg 365 days a year for: Homework help, Course selection, Note taking, Textbook and e-textbook rentals, Chegg Deals, scholarships and college recruitment. Since its founding in 2007, Chegg's growth has made it one of Silicon Valley's most successful start-ups. For more information, visit (

Beverages sponsored by Serve by American Express

Catering is provided by Krua Thai ( in the Mission at 16th/Guerrero [yelp (]

6:30p: Food and Libations

7:00p: Thanks & Demo by Zinch

7:15p: Diane Bisgeier of Mozilla will give an overview of WebFWD

WebFWD ("Web Forward") is Mozilla's Innovation Accelerator. It's where the makers of the next great web advancements get to work with the best talent in the Mozilla global network, receiving mentorship, infrastructure and other world-class resources. The clincher is you don't give up a thing: you retain full ownership position in your project. Because we're all about creating open solutions that push the Web forward, together.

7:30p: Jonathan Smiley of Zurb will present Why (and How) to Rapidly Prototype for Multiple Devices

The online world is changing, and new devices are becoming both more important and more varied. Building prototypes for web sites and web apps is getting harder, and the need to have a working prototype to use and get feedback on is more critical than ever. In this talk we'll show you how to use Foundation, a new CSS/HTML/JS framework, to quickly prototype sites and web apps that work on any kind of device, at any resolutions, with a variety of capabilities and constraints. We'll look at creating complex layouts in minutes that let you easily try out different experiences and different JS interactions. The key to success in the new online world is rapid prototyping and iteration, so come hear about a slick new way to get things done.

Jonathan Smiley is a Design Lead at ZURB and lead decision maker for ZURB's suite of products. Over the last 2+ years he has worked with dozens of clients on everything from business strategy to interaction design to nuts and bolts implementation.

Note: Unfortunately, Gilad Bracha had to cancel due to illness. His talk on will be rescheduled to January 12.

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