Past Meetup

3 Tech Talks About Awesome Things

Hosted by Christian N.
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We have two three great (one might say, awesome) technical talks lined up for the evening.

I. HTML5 Multiplayer Game Development

Ingar Shu : Tech Lead @ Carbon Five

Ever wondered what it takes to build a "simple" multiplayer game using modern web technology? This talk covers the basics and you'll be walked through the code for a multiplayer "asteroids" type game, including both the front and back ends. Very few 3rd party libraries are used; this will highlight what can be done leveraging what the browser does without help. Tech: HTML5, Canvas, CoffeeScript, Node.js.

II. New Browsers, Same Vulnerabilities

David Bloom : Frontend @ Cue

Browsers have come a long way since the days of Netscape and IE 6. But even as we replace our web-safe palettes with CSS transforms, web security remains cumbersome and unpredictable. David will talk about some little known security issues that are difficult to mitigate, even in modern browsers. Some of these issues are merely mischievous, but others have serious implications for services like Cue. He'll also discuss the ways that Cue protects users from such vulnerabilities.

David is a frontend developer at Cue, a service that pulls in data from all of your online services to give you an intelligent snapshot of your day. His former gig was in Google's information security department.

III. Backbone.Marionette

Erin Swenson-Healey : Developer @ Carbon Five

Tired of writing the same boilerplate code over and over again in your
Backbone projects? Interested in building something with Backbone but want a little more structure than what you get out of the box? Erin will provide an overview of Backbone.Marionette, a composite application architecture that extends the already-popular Backbone.js giving you the tools you need to build responsive, scalable JavaScript applications - without all the boilerplate.

Doors open at 6:15p and the talks start at 7p (promptly). Food and drinks will be provided, you bring the participation and the great questions.