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All about Polymer at SFHTML5

  • Apr 30, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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Come join us for seven great talks and demos on Polymer. This special event will be live streamed live on YouTube and recorded. You can ask and vote for questions at

Talk #1:  The Web Components Revolution is Here (Eric Bidelman)

Let's stop treating the DOM as one gigantic pile of everything. Web components solve a number of shortcomings in web development. Let's talk about architectural concepts and begin to think about how to componentize the web. To understand Polymer, you need to understand web components.

Eric Bidelman (@ebidel) is a Staff Developer Programs Engineer on the Google Chrome team. His current passion is web components and Polymer. Eric is the author of Using the HTML5 Filesystem API and regularly contributes to and other open source projects.

Talk #2: Introduction to Polymer: Creating Declarative, Reusable Components (Matthew McNulty)

Polymer's declarative syntax makes it simpler to define custom elements. Features like two-way data binding, declarative event handlers, property observation, and gesture support help you build powerful, reusable elements.

Matthew McNulty (@mattsmcnulty) leads the Polymer team at Chrome. Prior to joining Google, he was responsible for the Enyo framework, Ares development environment, and SDK at webOS (HP/Palm).

Talk #3: Polymer/ Web Components Demos (Zeno Rocha, Daniel Buchner, Eugene Oksman & Akhilesh Gupta, and Jan ) 

Join us for a round of demos from members of the Web Components community.

Demo 1
First, Zeno Rocha, creator of, will demonstrate some tools that can help you create your own Web Components. He'll also share a new community resource where authors can pass around articles and debate the best practices for building with components.

Zeno Rocha (@zenorocha) is a front-end engineer at Liferay, co-founder of BrazilJS Foundation, member at Google Developers Expert Program, and host on Zone of Front-enders podcast.

Demo 2
Next, Daniel Buchner of Mozilla will demo the latest tools and libraries that the Firefox team uses when they work with Web Components.

Daniel Buchner (@csuwildcat)—formerly at Mozilla—is a creative, technical, Product Manager who is helping to push the web app ecosystem forward. As the creator of the X-Tag library and contributor to Brick (Mozilla's supported set of custom elements), Daniel has worked on the Web Components family of W3 specifications and helps drive the platform implementation process at Mozilla.

Demo 3
Eugene Oksman and Akhilesh Gupta of the Salesforce team will explain how they use Polymer to build mobile web apps in days, instead of months.

Eugene Oksman (@oksman) and Akhilesh Gupta (@akhileshgupta) lead the Mobile SDK team at, searching for the best ways to help developers create mobile apps for the enterprise.

Demo 4
In the final talk talk, Jan will show that an important advantage of web components is that they’re immediately useful to anyone who knows how to edit HTML and CSS. This creates a potential audience of people far beyond the open source web developer community, but that audience will require focused education, services, and support. A new startup, Component Kitchen, is creating a site and services to support both those mainstream users, and the component development community that wants to reach those users. Jan will give a short preview of the Component Kitchen site, and highlight how the startup is using components to create the site itself.

Jan Miksovsky (@JanMiksovsky) is a user experience designer/developer and entrepreneur. He recently founded Component Kitchen, a company focused on helping a wide audience of web professionals build great products easily using web components. Component Kitchen builds on Jan’s extensive work creating and promoting an open source framework for component-based web user interface development. Jan previously co-founded, an online organizer to help busy parents orchestrate the complex logistics of family life, and has blogged extensively on many aspects of the craft of user interface design.

Talk #4: Web Component Mashups at 3 a.m. (Rob Dodson)

Some people like to sleep on the weekends. I like throwing together web apps. In this talk we’ll cover the wild and wooly world of Web Component mashups. Grab a few X-Tag components, mixin some Polymer elements, and invite your friends from You really can build functioning apps before the sun comes up and I’ll show you how to do it.

Rob Dodson (@rob_dodson) is a Developer Advocate for the Google Chrome team, focusing on Polymer and web components. He is a strong believer in the future of web apps and wants to make developers lives easy. When he’s not at Google, Rob can often be found rambling on his blog at


5:00 pm Doors open, live set by DJ Rocky Lubbers

5:15 pm Meet, eat, and drink (dinner, amazing wine bar) 

6:30-6:40 pm Announcements 

6:40-7:05 pm Talk 1 (Eric Bidelman)

7:05-7:30 pm Talk 2 (Matthew McNulty)

7:30-7:50 pm Break (Wine, Dessert, Music!) 

7:50-7:55 pm Lightning talks

7:55-8:45 pm Talk 3 (Zeno Rocha, Daniel Buchner, Eugene Oksman, Akhilesh Gupta, Jan Miksovsky)

8:45-9:15 pm Talk 4 (Rob Dodson)

9:15-9:30 pm Short Break 

9:30-9:50 pm Panel Q&A (All speakers) 

9:50-9:59 pm Raffle prizes (including a Chromebook, wine, and more*)

10:00 pm Doors close

* You must be at the venue to qualify for the prizes.

Please check in and tweet questions/comments @sfhtml5.

This event will be recorded. We will post the recordings as soon as they are available, typically within a week after the event. All of our recordings are available at Follow @sfhtml5 or visit this page for the announcement. You can ask and vote for questions at

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  • Oswald C.

    Polymer + SVG-based graphics for frivolous fun:

    September 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm looking to make a password input component, and I want to do it with Custom Elements and Shadow DOM. Would anybody from this event be available for some pair programming (either in Seattle or via Hangouts) to walk me through it?

    May 22, 2014

    • Rob D.

      Hey Stuart, as others have pointed out, if you post your progress to our google group we can try to help out.­

      1 · May 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      May 27, 2014

  • Peter L.

    If someone lost a Lenovo laptop charger at the Polymer event, come and find me at the security event; I will bring it with me.

    May 14, 2014

  • Kimo C.

    Very interesting and well executed event!

    May 6, 2014

  • Lauren S.

    informal chats with other attendees were really helpful too - this was my first html5 event and everyone was very open and welcoming - thank you!

    May 2, 2014

  • Gabe P.

    Great Meetup! Always impressed by Peter's and Vanessa's ability to make such a massive event go so smoothly!

    2 · May 2, 2014

  • Arthur E.

    Great meetup. Really liked the mix of perspectives.

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Greg E.

    Awesome talk! Really enjoyed every speaker's presentation.

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • jim l.

    Fantastic event. Conference level talks and execution. Would have paid admission fee if there was one.

    3 · May 1, 2014

  • Francis A.

    I'm convinced this is how apps should be built on the web. Excellent event - nice bridge view!

    May 1, 2014

  • Cesar V.

    Great meetup and the talks were stupendously awesome.

    May 1, 2014

  • Pius U.

    Outstanding event, among the best tech meetups I've attended.

    Excellent topic and timing, highlighting an honest-to-goodness game-changing technology just about to enter beta, yet mature enough to use in production today. The talks progressed perfectly from overviews and motivating examples to practical implementations and live coding, capped off by a Q&A. Not to mention great food, drinks, and logistics. Well done!

    5 · May 1, 2014

  • Zeno R.

    What an awesome event!

    Here are the slides from my presentation:

    Thank you all for coming :)

    9 · May 1, 2014

  • Stephen B.

    Excellent, polymer and web components.

    2 · May 1, 2014

  • Jeff H.

    Great group of speakers. A lot of people became interested in Polymer.

    1 · May 1, 2014

  • Tony S.

    Now the Web is truly a Platform... This was the best of the best HTML5 Meetup because of the impact this will have bringing HTML5 to its full potential...

    2 · May 1, 2014

  • Janardhan R.

    Demos impressed me!

    2 · April 30, 2014

  • Dano A.

    Ten hooraaays for the presenters, organizers and sponsors! A truly enlightening event. Thanks to all.

    2 · April 30, 2014

  • Diego C.

    awesome but there was no prize for me :p

    April 30, 2014

  • Richard F.

    Great speakers... ALL about code! Thank you!

    1 · April 30, 2014

  • Paul A.

    Really enjoyed the presentations. All were VERY informative and VERY entertaining. Big thx to all the presenters, staff and sponsors.

    April 30, 2014

  • Bob

    Great presentations.... Thanks

    April 30, 2014

  • linda S

    Just leaving work now. Would I be able to join? I am on the wait list.

    April 30, 2014

  • Jesse J.

    Will slides be available? Thanks! :D

    April 30, 2014

  • Cesar V.

    I dont use tweeter. Would I still get into the pool for a prize if I put a photo of the polymer logo?

    April 30, 2014

  • Paul Q.

    Heatstroke. They brought me home. Give the spot to a waitlister. Thanks. Look forward to the recorded session.

    April 30, 2014

    • Vanessa W.

      Hope you feel better!

      April 30, 2014

    • Lawrence S.

      Crazy weather. Yeay for internet, AC and live streaming.

      April 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I end up staying on the waitlist should I still consider showing up?

    April 22, 2014

    • linda S

      I've RSVPd and am on the waiting list. What is chance of me getting in?

      April 30, 2014

    • Vanessa W.

      @Linda: I would come down early. There's a good chance you can get in.

      April 30, 2014

  • petar

    how many people are on the wait list?

    April 30, 2014

    • Vanessa W.

      If you are registered, please see the email we sent out this morning for details on the YES/WAIT lists.

      April 30, 2014

  • Brenton

    Any Googlers available to allow access to the bike cage? I'd love to come but I'm not too keen on leaving my ride parked on the Embarcadero at night.

    2 · April 30, 2014

    • Larry G.

      I'll have my bike also with 2 large panniers. I've been resorting to removing my bike seat every time I need to park my bike outside and hope that my front wheel and handlebars are still there when I get back.

      April 30, 2014

    • Vanessa W.

      You should be able to park your bike in the garage under the building (enter from Folsom @ Embarcadero). You'll need your own lock.

      April 30, 2014

  • Gary

    Is it possible for someone to record this meet up and post it on youtube?

    1 · March 22, 2014

  • Parul

    sorry have to change my RSVP, some one can take the spot.

    April 30, 2014

  • Tony P.

    With regret, I just changed my RSVP to no to free up a slot. I'm sure this is going to be great - Eric &co are really on top of it. Enjoy all!

    April 30, 2014

  • Lawrence S.

    I wont be able to attend. I just change my rsvp to no.

    2 · April 29, 2014

  • Ryan C.

    Ack! I'm late by a few hours. Any way I can also get on the waitlist?

    April 29, 2014

  • Jeff P.

    My given name is Yefim Poyzner, please change it on your list :)

    April 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I cannot make it. I just changed my RSVP. Have fun.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Andrey M.

    I cancelled my annual trip to Mt Whitney for this event... It better be good.

    2 · April 22, 2014

    • Andrey M.

      Just kidding :) SFHTML5 events are always awesome!

      1 · April 22, 2014

  • Juan

    Wow, didn't think I'd make it off the waitlist so had already planned on remotely watching this. Awesome set of presenters.

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is the live stream URL for this? Will it be posted to this group or updated in the excel sheet? Can you please share the link

    April 18, 2014

    • Vanessa W.

      The link is in the event details (see the embedded video right at the top). We'll also tweet it on the day of the event.

      April 18, 2014

  • Maria B.

    Please let us know if we'll be able to attend since we are on the waiting list. Thanks!

    1 · March 20, 2014

    • Vanessa W.

      You'll be notified by Meetup if you're bumped to the Yes list. Please stay tuned for our email reminders -- there's a good chance that many on the wait list will be able to get in.

      1 · March 21, 2014

    • pabsanch

      I will attend. Thanks

      March 21, 2014

  • Jared W.

    Is this going to be recorded?

    March 21, 2014

    • Vanessa W.

      The event will be recorded and live streamed.

      2 · March 21, 2014

  • Larry G.

    I'm a principle front-end engineer and US practice lead for and would like to gain some more practical knowledge around Polymer

    March 20, 2014

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