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Boot to Gecko with Rob Hawkes and Chris Heilmann

About the Talk

SFHTML5 is excited to welcome back Rob Hawkes (@robhawkes) to talk about Mozilla’s Boot to Gecko project that aims to revolutionise the way we develop for mobile devices. He’ll highlight the key technologies involved in its creation and explain why a mobile experience created with HTML and JavaScript is a good idea.

About the Speaker

Rob thrives on solving problems through code. He has an addiction to visual programming and can’t get enough of HTML5 and JavaScript. He’s a Technical Evangelist at Mozilla and leads the gaming side of their work within the developer community.

Schedule

6:30-7p Meet, mingle, and munch

7-7:10p Welcome Notes, Sponsors, and Introduction

7:10+ Presentation by Rob Hawkes and Chris Heilmann

8:15-30 Q&A and Prize Giveaways*

8:30p Lightning Talks** (2 mins each)

* You must be at the venue to qualify for prizes. Tip: Tweeting #sfhtml5 and checking in may increase your chances of winning a prize.

** If you are interested in doing a lightning talk, send the organizers your proposal.

This event will be recorded and live streamed. The live streaming link will be posted the day of the event here and on Twitter (@sfhtml5).


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  • Nena N.

    interesting & inspiring, want to be a part of the project, esp NFC functionality

    July 2, 2012

  • Alan X.

    This was a great meetup. My presentation on HTML5 Enabled Wireless Embedded Module can be found here: http://showcase11.strutta.com/entry/315352. Now you can acquire sensor data and control hardware with a browser on any device (iPhone/iPad, Android, PC and Mac)

    1 · June 28, 2012

  • Ken P.

    Chris and Rob are great speakers, and the demos were surprisingly impressive. I was mildly dissapointed that there were no code examples.

    June 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    From the lightning talk, link to IndexedDB polyfill using WebSQL - http://nparashuram.com/IndexedDBShim

    1 · June 27, 2012

  • Peter L.

    It was great to have not just one, but two HTML5 rockstars in town for this meetup! Rob and Chris gave a fantastic presentation about Boot to Gecko with just the right mix of technical depth and entertainment.

    June 27, 2012

  • Kyle S.

    Good presenters. Liked having the video stream available afterwards - to share with others and remember all the details.

    June 27, 2012

  • Henry Orren C.

    Rob and Chris gave a very informative and well constructed presentation on B2G. It was great to see them describing their effort at this critical stage in its development.

    June 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a lot of fun, well organized Meetup!

    June 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    interesting and knowledgable guys. interesting topic. 90 mins is too long - compress to 45, more time for mingling.

    June 27, 2012

  • Bret M.

    B2G is cool and looks farther along than I thought. (I was the one who asked about process-separation and electrolysis.) I really like how the B2G manifest functionality is also impacting the desktop experience... Nice to see some of the Apollo/Air "try it and take it with you" features there.

    And hell, if everyone's going to post their job pitches, I won't be shy: Come be the awesome UX person on my scrum team at PlayStation! Mail [masked] with portfolio/resume

    June 27, 2012

  • Gulben B.

    As being a web producer the subject was little over my head, but yet the presentation was so successful and easy to digest. I'd like to keep up with current technologies, and the event served its purpose for me.

    June 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    great meetup, great speakers and also great dinner :)

    June 27, 2012

  • Jamie

    It was my very first meet up and man, it was really good. Thank you everyone. It was really interesting.

    1 · June 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    During the Lightning Talk session, I presented these URLs http://www.free-qrcode.us/ - Create your own QRCODE
    http://www.leapmotion.com/ - Replace the mouse
    http://diefacebook.blogspot.com/ - error, blunders & issues

    June 27, 2012

  • Fu H.

    Entertaining! Rob and Chris are very witty.

    June 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good talk. Well prepared. The ad-hoc nature added alot. Although we should be more respectful of our hosts.

    June 27, 2012

  • Chase M.

    this changes my life

    June 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    B2G is a great project. Thanks to the Mozilla Team for making this world more free.

    June 27, 2012

  • Keith B.

    Ran out of food! Incredible presentation!

    June 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good presentation.

    June 27, 2012

  • Glan T.

    Hi All, Thanks guys for another great meet up. Apologies for the plug here, but if anyone is interested in jobs creating HTML5 apps and games Disney in Palo Alto as quite a few openings. http://disneycareers.com/en/search-jobs/search-results/?jc=Gaming If you are interested hit me up on Twitter @glan

    June 27, 2012

  • Dickson T.

    Awesome and inspiring talk by Rob and Chris. Thanks to the people who put this together!

    June 27, 2012

  • Jamie

    Awesome. Thanks Max!

    June 26, 2012

  • Julia S.

    How do u get to the Microsoft building?

    June 26, 2012

  • Max W.

    Live stream can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/gEbtHY

    1 · June 26, 2012

  • Vanessa W.

    @Noel: We'll post them as soon as possible.

    June 26, 2012

  • Rick H

    Wonderful...! Much Gratitude.

    June 26, 2012

  • Vanessa W.

    @Rick Yes, we'll post the recording here a few days after the event.

    June 26, 2012

  • Steven R.

    I could do a 2min lightning talk on Illuminations for Firebug, though I'd need to borrow a laptop...

    June 26, 2012

  • Rick H

    Thanks Vanessa! That is awesome! Do you know if there also be a recording for review later on down the line when the info has faded from the brain cells?

    June 26, 2012

  • Vanessa W.

    Good news: tonight's presentation will be live streamed. We'll post the link here and on Twitter via @sfhtml5.

    June 26, 2012

  • Mauvis

    2 minute lightning talks? Seriously?

    June 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yikes, that seems like a lot of money for such a simple topic.
    Honestly daniel, I would take a self paced course on Udemy or purchase a book, I learned HTML5 from the sitepoint books
    and then post questions to the various html 5 groups when you get stuck. - You can even ping me I will be pleased to answer any questions that I can for you steven at stevenbenjamin dot com.

    June 24, 2012

  • Daniel

    Hi All! I found this class on HTML5. Has any one taken it?
    http://html5sf.eventbrite.com/

    June 23, 2012

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