[June 21] - Interactive Web Art, Adventures with TypeScript

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NYCHTML5 will be hosting our June 21 meetup on March 20th at ZX Ventures, right on the 24th St between the 6th and the 7th Avenues.
The event will consist of two technical talks, along with friendly conversations, drinks and beer.


Building Interactive Web Art to Educate a Mass Audience - by Alex Berke
This talk is about leveraging frontend web technologies to build algorithms and frameworks to produce web art at scale. It specifically focuses on an interactive “coloring book about math” (http://coloring-book.co). Together we will “debug” artwork by M.C. Escher and discuss designing art through javascript algorithms and frameworks, with interactive examples.

Adventures with TypeScript - by Dan Vandarkam
TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript maintained by Microsoft. It's gained hugely in popularity over the past 2-3 years, largely because Microsoft has taken a "Switzerland" approach to JS: they try to support all the frameworks and all the workflows. I'll talk about why you might want to use TypeScript, how to migrate a JavaScript project to TypeScript, and some exciting new features that have been added in the past year which help TS faithfully model JS code that was previously hard to statically type.

See you soon!