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Async JavaScript with Netflix & PhoneGap Insights

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Learn about how Netflix use's Async JS with Jafar Husain ( and PhoneGap Insights with Masa Tanaka (

In Async JS you will learn how you can use the familiar JavaScript Array methods to create surprisingly expressive asynchronous programs using just a few functions.

PhoneGap Insights will cover tips and tricks you need to quickly master PhoneGap development. The focus will be on getting started and building a better UX. You’ll find out how and why PhoneGap is such an awesome tool for building mobile apps.

This event is hosted at Yelp on Tuesday July 1st at 6:00 PM. Snacks and refreshments graciously provided by Yelp.

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• 6:00 PM Doors Open - Munch & Mingle

• 6:30PM Welcome & Announcements

• 6:45 PM Presentation by Masa Tanaka - PhoneGap Insights

• 7:15 PM Presentation by Jafar Husain - Async JS in Netflix

• 7:50 PM Q&A

• 8:00 PMClosing Comments

• 8:30 PM Wrap Up & Mingle

Jafar Husain is a Technical Lead at Netflix, with over 16 years of experience in the industry. He's currently a member of the TC39, the Javascript standards body designing the next version of JS. He specializes in building web servers and clients using functional reactive programming, and was the first user of the Reactive Extensions Framework. He's also responsible for "Falkor", a RESTful data access framework that powers most Netflix clients. A highly-rated speaker, he has spoken about reactive programming at YOW!, QCon, CodeMesh, and given Channel 9 interviews on the subject. He has also authored interactive training software to help developers learn about functional reactive programming.

Masa Tanaka is CEO and founder of Monaca and Onsen UI, a leading PhoneGap development platform provider with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Over the past 13 years, Masahiro has worked in the Japanese mobile development space, including building of one of the first i-mode apps. Masahiro is a recognized figure in Japan in HTML5 development and is helping for Japanese PhoneGap community. Masahiro received his B.S. in Engineering from Tokyo University. Connect with him on Twitter: @massie (