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Hands On HTML5 Canvas/SVG and Intro to Augmented Reality

Join us for an evening of hands on HTML5 Canvas and SVG with Dr. Doris Chen of Microsoft followed by an upcoming technology for games and apps -- Augmented Reallity by Siamak Ashrafi. 

Doris Chen Ph.D, Microsoft. Doris has over 13 years of experience in the software industry, a large part of it at Sun Microsystems working in several open source web tier technologies. She is currently deeply involved in Microsoft's current and upcoming HTML5 effort.

Doris will speak about key technologies for building HTML5 games and apps in this hands on example and code session, namely Canvas and SVG.

Siamak Ashrafi is a modern day renaissance type man whose interests range from finding new cancer biomarkers to patents on Method and apparatus for managing software in a network system. Siamak will speak on Augmented Reality, and if you don't know much about that upcoming technology this is an excellent and pleasant chance to find out more. An overview with some code snippets will be presented.

David Berthelot will present an introduction to board game programming in Javascript: a small tutorial explaining how to make a board game, with animation and an artificial intelligence opponent. Here's a quick demo: http://codercharts.com/puzzle/pawn-battle 

Woohoo we have an important announcement from IGN! Melissa Guyre and Drew Curby will chat with us about their upcoming casting for "The Next Game Boss". Here is a peek at that http://games.ign.com/articles/121/1214088p1.html?fb_ref=.Tt5livzL7zQ.like&fb_source=profile_multiline

Announcements and relevant Lightening Talks always welcome, contact us.

Food from our kind hosts at IGN, thank you Melissa!

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  • Doris C.

    Thanks Ann! It's great to have me there. Hope to speak to all of you soon next year.
    Happy Holidays !!!

    December 20, 2011

  • Ann B.

    Happy Holiday Season to all and thank you Doris, Siamak and David for presenting and Melissa at IGN for hosting and having us run into a nice pre event mixer. Looking forward to more talks next year, as always, just email the organizers with your latest and greatest everyone.

    December 20, 2011

  • Chad F.

    AR is cool

    December 15, 2011

  • David B.

    Good mix of talks.

    December 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    excellent material

    December 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastic, Meet with the speakers -- very informative and "mind joggling" for us all.
    Thank you for your superb effort.

    December 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to leave before the end of the first presentation, because it took way too long (it was halfway done at 7:50pm). Too much time was spent rehashing basic concepts such as how CSS works.
    In the future, it might be worth making sure the presenters know what type of audience they'll be addressing, so they can skip that type of material.
    I'm glad the other presenters posted their material, so I can take a look now. Thanks!

    December 15, 2011

  • Timothy E.

    Great presentations that spanned a variety of engaging topics. It really peaked my interest in new frontiers of web/gaming development I wasn't really as familiar with beforehand. Thank you for putting this on!

    December 14, 2011

  • Doris C.

    Thanks for all of you attended the talk. Great crowd with a lot of interesting questions.
    Here is the presentation link for "Dive into HTML5: SVG and Canvas" http://bit.ly/SVG_Canvas
    If you are interested in the content for a whole day HTML5 training, here is the link http://bit.ly/HTML5WebCampDownload

    December 14, 2011

  • Doris C.

    Aaron,
    Yes, I am only half way through my talk and would like to get into more depth if we have more time next time.

    December 14, 2011

  • Doris C.

    Hi Ghassan,
    Thanks for your feedback. What comparion are you referring to? I didn't compare any browsers. I would assume you are talking about the audio/video compatibility among all the browsers. Just to calrify, the compatibility slides are for Chrome 10 + above, Firefox 6 + above, and Safari 5.x. I don't believe I talked about anything on Firefox 5 and Safari 3. The purpose is for compatibility, not tried to compare the most recent browsers. Hope this clarifies a bit. -Doris

    December 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    All presenters were awesome. Thanks to all who made this happen.

    December 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't belive u'r comparing recent IE9 against old versions of Chrome 10, Firefox 5 and Safari 3 or something which were way before IE9 with the support listed. Current versions are Chrome 16, safari 5.x and Firefox 8.x. Just for the purposes of accuracy.

    December 14, 2011

  • Peter I.

    Ample parking, looks like most meters are free after 6p!

    December 14, 2011

  • Ann B.

    It's the 4th floor

    December 14, 2011

  • Eddie F.

    Wish I could make it to this unfortunately things came up.

    I'd like to see more of these and I'll make every effort to make it to the next one! :)

    December 14, 2011

  • Y C.

    Also, this being a JS meetup - does anyone know of any mobile JS augmented reality SDK's? QCAR is native Android/iOS and Unity. (UnityScript!=JS, though they share the same extension)

    December 14, 2011

  • Y C.

    QCAR - They have some nice natural image tracking, but creating the fiduciary marker means uploading an image to their black box server, which also prevents you from turning any random image on the go into a fiduciary image. This wouldn't be a problem if they were open source - we'd just run the core image analysis code on our own servers for dynamic processing.

    Layar also recently released a similar natural image tracking technology.

    December 14, 2011

  • Y C.

    @ashrafi - Good to see that you are evangelizing AR again. This time, please get the licensing terms right on Qualcomm AR - it's *not* open source.

    December 14, 2011

  • Duane B.

    TMI Viken

    December 8, 2011

  • Viken N.

    I hope street parking is good. My machine is too tall to fit in a parking garage.

    I am really looking forward to this, considering Adobe's announcement it intends to drop Flash support for mobile in favor of HTML5.

    December 8, 2011

  • Melissa

    There are garages all around since it is near the ball park but street parking may not be bad in the evening around there.

    December 8, 2011

  • al f.

    Is it easy to find parking?

    December 2, 2011

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