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Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), RaphaelJS

Our friend, and group member Marc Grabanski (you know him from his JQuery Mobile presentation at October 2012 meetup) will be presenting at our January session. Please note that we had a good enough response on our call for presentation topic ideas. We are summarizing this and will shortly start scheduling presenters for our future meetups. Thank you!

Agenda:

6:00pm to 6:30pm - Networking session - we meet in the meeting room T-4550 - please take elevators by cafeteria to go straight to the 4th floor meeting room. Please read note below regarding this session.

6:30pm to 6:45pm - Brief review of the list of submitted presentation ideas/topics by Juliano M. He doesn't know this yet ;-)

6:45pm to 7:00pm - Member spotlight (TBD)

7:00pm to 8:30pm - SVG and RaphaelJS talk by Marc G.
Computers screens come in all different sizes. To handle graphics for different cases, most web applications serve multiple different sizes of images. Now with retina displays it is only compounding the problem. With SVG Scalable Vector Graphics your graphics can scale up and down with ease.In this session, Marc will teach you how to start using SVG and some of the pros and cons of using it to build web interfaces. He will also cover RaphaelJS and provide you with tools to make working with SVG more efficient and work in a wider amount of web browsers.

Special note on the networking session:

This month, let's aim for networking on the 4th floor meeting room rather than in the first floor cafeteria - we will still devote first 45 minutes for everyone to go around and introduce themselves to each other, but we will do so in the room where we meet to see how well it works.

Presenter Bio: (This could be you at our future meetups - Contact one of the organizers to present at future sessions).

Marc Grabanskis background is in open source. He was the creator of the jQuery UI Datepicker project. Marc is now focused on connecting the worlds experts in order to create the highest quality education possible through workshops and events. Recent events he has created include Day of JavaScript on Mobile at Google HQ and Frontend Masters Workshop Series at the MJG Workshop Center.
Marcs deepest area of expertise is in building UI-intensive applications. He has built out countless diverse interfaces with the MJG International team by partnering with product leads who need their dreams built out. Lately hes been working on projects with SVG/RaphaelJS and separately on web applications built on top of jQuery mobile.

Marc runs a frontend web development training website at http://frontendmasters.com

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  • Marc G.

    It was a harsh winter night but you still showed up and packed the room! Thanks everyone for coming!
    We're all hardcore Minnesotans in this group. ;)

    1 · January 15, 2013

  • David V.

    Ryan Huffman’s presentation of his MCTC project, Four More Beers, showed a clever concept well executed. (Fun and useful site as well.)
    As with his previous JQuery Mobile presentation, Marc Grabanski both informed and enlighten the group on the power of SVG and RafaelJS along with some leading edge applications. Torsten Muller’s supplemented this with a brief intro to D3.js that will lead to a future session on data visualization.

    January 15, 2013

  • Thomas Vincent B.

    My first meetup group. The topic was very interesting. I am more of a backend guy myself, but I really liked the idea of SVG. I even passed along the information to some of my FrontEnd Developers.

    January 15, 2013

  • Claire B.

    Thanks, Marc! It was great to learn more about SVG and I was inspired to start updating my logos asap.

    January 15, 2013

  • Tony H.

    Very informative

    January 15, 2013

  • Jim Q.

    Nice overview of SVG and RafaelJS. I was especially pleased to get a new insight into the strengths of D3, by Torsten Muller. I would welcome more of a deep-dive into some of D3's functionality.

    January 15, 2013

  • Ketan K.

    Marc, thank you for another insightful presentation. It was great to see many MCTC students join us today; we hope for their continued participation in the group.

    January 14, 2013

  • chris c.

    Was very impressed with the attendance, content presented and caliber of people at this meetup. Kudos to you guys for putting this on. And, what a great avenue for your MCTC students to get in front of prospective employers. Thanks!

    January 14, 2013

  • Grace J.

    Excellent presentation, Marc. Thanks for sharing your experiences and insight.

    January 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to Marc for Lots of good info on SVG. It'll be interesting to see if designing with SVG catches on more in the near future.

    1 · January 14, 2013

  • Andrew M.

    Good information presented in a very easy-to-understand format. Enjoyed the meeting, and look forward to attending future events.

    January 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    1 · January 14, 2013

  • Pedro

    This looks like an interesting group, I will be attending in February to learn HTML5 & design nice web sites! Namaste!

    January 7, 2013

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