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Day 1 \\ November 19, 2013 \\ 9AM to 4PM CT
(Schedule subject to change)
The State of jQuery UI & Mobile 9am CT
by Scott Gonzalez, Co-author of the jQuery Cookbook
Big changes are coming to jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile this year as the projects start to merge. We'll take a look at why we've undertaken this effort, what's changing, and how we're going to make integration with both projects easier for developers.
About Scott Gonzalez
Scott González is a web application developer living in York, Pennsylvania. He has been contributing to jQuery since 2007 and is currently the project lead for jQuery UI, jQuery?s official user interface library. Scott also writes tutorials about jQuery and jQuery UI on nemikor.com and is a co-author of the jQuery Cookbook from O?Reilly.×
Bootstrap vs Foundation 10am CT
by Jen Kramer, Technology Instructor
Twitter Bootstrap and Zurb Foundation are the most popular responsive design frameworks today. As with most technology, although they look very similar on the surface, they're designed with different applications and target audiences in mind. Get a quick overview of Bootstrap and Foundation, learn how to customize these for your applications, and figure out which is right for your next project.
About Jen Kramer
For over thirteen years, Jen Kramer has been educating clients, colleagues, friends and graduate students about the meaning of a quality website.
Jen is a lynda.com author with twelve published titles, including the popular Responsive Design with Joomla, Joomla! 3 Essential Training, and Up and Running with Bootstrap. She's also authored two books.
Jen currently offers web design and development and internet marketing courses through Harvard Extension, Community College of Vermont, the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University, and National University.
Jen earned a BS in biology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MS in Internet Strategy Management at the Marlboro College Graduate School.×
Polyfilling the Web Platform with Web Components 11am CT
by Brandon Satrom, Product Manager for Kendo UI
The practice of polyfilling is evolving from an HTML5 adoption technique to a full-blown design pattern that allows developers to "spackle" their browsers with whichever semantics they wish.
There's no better example of this than Web Components, a set of specs that promise to being a "declarative renaissance" to the web, and which may just fuel the next decade of platform evolution.
About Brandon Satrom
Brandon Satrom is Product Manager for Kendo UI and is based in Austin, TX.
Mobile Web Development with Backbone.js 1pm CT
by Nick Gauthier, Web Freelancer and Consultant
Mobile web use is absolutely exploding, and there are a number of interesting constraints that high latency, low CPU, low bandwidth devices place on a web site.
We're going to explore best practices for developing mobile web apps with Backbone.js, CoffeeScript, Jasmine, and more.
About Nick Gauthier
CreativeJS for Designers 2pm CT
by Val Head, Web Designer and Consultant
Designers and artists can make the best creative coders! But coding can seem scary, and experienced programmers can often make it look harder than it is.
About Val Head
Val Head is a designer obsessed with type and code. She speaks internationally at conferences and leads workshops on web design and creative coding. Every year she bring a swarm of web designers to Pittsburgh for Web Design Day, the conference she co-founded. She is the managing editor of CreativeJS.com and the author of the upcoming Pocket Guide to CSS Animations from Five Simple Steps. Val tweets too much, occasionally dribbbles, and blogs somewhat consistently.×
by Ray Daly, Front-end engineer at Washington Post
A bit of history. A bit of academia. A bit of current news. A few guesses about the future. But nothing about the future of newspapers.
Day 2 \\ November 20, 2013 \\ 9AM to 4PM CT
(Schedule subject to change)
Angry Birds of Modern JS Development 9am CT
by Elijah Manor, Trainer and Senior Architect at appendTo
About Elijah Manor
Elijah Manor is a Christian and a family man. He develops at appendTo as a Trainer and Senior Architect providing corporate jQuery support, training, and consulting. He is a Microsoft Regional Director, ASP.NET MVP, and ASPInsider specializing in front-end development. He enjoys blogging at http://elijahmanor.com and tweeting (@elijahmanor) about the things he learns.×
Building Foursquare in 40 Minutes 10am CT
by Tim Anglade, Head of Developer Programs for Apigee
You will not get rich building a clone of Foursquare.
But by doing so, you may learn a thing or two about how popular services are built, or what makes a top 10 app tick.
In this talk, I will assemble the quintessential social/local/mobile use-case using common tools & libraries such as PhoneGap, jQuery and open-source BaaS Usergrid.
About Tim Anglade
HTML5 APIs 11am CT
by Estelle Weyl, Author of HTML5 and CSS3 in the Real World
About Estelle Weyl
Estelle Weyl started her professional life in architecture, then managed teen health programs.
In 2000, she took the natural step of becoming a web standardista. She has consulted for Kodakgallery, Yahoo! and Apple, among others.
Objects, Objects, Everywhere Nor Any Function to Run 1pm CT
by Daniel Pinter, Developer at O'Reilly Media, Inc.
About Daniel Pinter
Daniel J. Pinter has been banging out web sites for his own enjoyment since 1995.
In 2007 he became interested in iPhone development. Lacking time learn Objective C the hardware write it he turned to web technologies to fulfill his code writing obsession.×
Optimizing for Developer Delight 2pm CT
by Rebecca Murphey, Sr. Software Engineer at Bazaarvoice
Earlier this year, I sat down with 25,000 lines of code written by a team of variously experienced developers in the crucible of a non-negotiable deadline.
I didn't have a list of features to add or a list of bugs to fix; my mandate, as more and more developers were trying and struggling to contribute to the project, was to focus on developer happiness.
From simple improvements like adding asserts and logging, to major changes that touched a scary-large portion of the repo, this talk will take a look at what we did to make a large codebase easier to understand, what we still need to do, and what you should start doing on your own project as soon as you get back to work.
About Rebecca Murphey
A Grunt Web App Workflow 3pm CT
by Ben Alman, Front-end Developer
In this talk, Ben goes a step further than his previous Grunt talks, showcasing a Grunt workflow for a framework agnostic, RequireJS based single page web app featuring client and server templates, CSS preprocessing, and live reloading.
About Ben Alman
When he's not creating a new plugin (or writing articles on creating plugins), Ben can be found in the official jQuery IRC channel, helping newbies learn how to $('body').append('hello world').
In addition to web development, Ben is an avid photographer and funk bass player, and can be seen taking photos and playing around the greater Boston, MA area.×
Day 3 \\ November 21, 2013 \\ 9AM to 4PM CT
(Schedule subject to change)
Reusable Responsive Charts with D3.js 9am CT
by Colin Gourlay, Web developer for Australian Broadcasting Corp.
Over the past few years we've been given amazing tools and libraries for working with data in the browser, most notably D3.js. In this session, we'll go through some of the challenges I faced in building interactive charts in JS that are configurable, easily customisable, and had to work on multiple screen sizes. We'll cover:
- A (brief) introduction to D3
- Abstracting D3 with d3.Chart
- Configurable, theme-able charts
- Responsive tricks
- Alternatives available
About Colin Gourlay
Web developer for Australian Broadcasting Corp. Craft code enthusiast.×
Animating AngularJS 10am CT
by Brian Ford, Software Developer at Google
AngularJS 1.2 was recently released, adding better support for creating animations. This talk will start with the basics of AngularJS, then show how you can use what you already know about CSS (especially animations and transitions in CSS3) to make an Angular app come alive with animations.
About Brian Ford
Brian Ford has been programming for as long as he can remember and involved in web technology for nearly 8 years. He is not only a member of the AngularJS and Yeoman core teams, but also blogs extensively. Brian is currently finishing up his degree at the University of Michigan, after which he will continue working on the Angular team at Google.×
Prototyping à la Node with Express 11am CT
by Pam Selle, Professional Developer
In this talk, Pam Selle will demonstrate a simple method of rapid prototyping and idea validation.
You'll learn how to use Express.js for rapid prototyping, leverage user testing to validate designs and interactions, and get it all up and running on the web quickly and easily.
About Pam Selle
Pam Selle is a professional developer in Philadelphia, PA. She currently works as a news applications developer and community evangelist for AxisPhilly, an investigative news organization, building software driven by data and built for readers. She was previously at Paperless Post, working on the UI layer and the mobile web application.
She also consults on projects that have ranged from small business websites to writing curricula or serving as an interim IT director. If you?d like to contact her about a project, use the contact form on this site.×
Avoiding Callback Hell By Using Async.js 1pm CT
by Constantine Cois, PhD Software Engineer
In this talk, Cois presentts Async.js, a module that provides powerful tools to address this issue, in both Node.js and the browser.
About Constantine Cois
I'm Constantine Aaron Cois, a software engineer in Pittsburgh, PA. I have an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, where my work was in algorithm and software development for medical image analysis. I'm currently leading a team of software developers for CERT at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. I'm also an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University
I consider myself a polyglot programmer, working with technologies such as Python, Django, Redis, MongoDB, Node.js, C#, .NET MVC, Java, Ruby on Rails, Android, and more on a regular basis. I'm interested in software development, tech and many other geeky things.×
Safely Identifying the Human Using Your App 2pm CT
by Joe Schulman, Co-founder of UserNest
You’re building the next growth app and you’re heads down on the killer feature, but have you thought about how to authenticate your humans? If you’re thinking “I’ll just have them log in with Twitter” or “How hard could adding a username and password be?” then this talk is for you. Identity, or authenticating humans, is a hard problem and often it’s the most common reason inbound customers drop off the funnel.
I hope you take away that identity is more than a username and password, and often identity is the first time your customers introduce themselves. Learn how to get identity right so you have better relationships that accelerate growth.
About Joe Schulman
Joe Schulman is the cofounder of UserNest, a private-label identity service.
He has 10 years industry experience, including most recently shipping the Kindle Paperwhite in 2012, Exchange Hosted Encryption in 2011, and Forefront Identity Manager in 2010.
Circus Tricks with AngularJS 3pm CT
by Lukas Ruebbelke, Author of AngularJS in Action
About Lukas RuebbelkeInformation coming soon. ×
Why attend the online conference?
- Attending a conference online means no travel hassle!
- Bring the experts live to your desktop!
- Time spent on the road is better spent instead in the office or with family, friends!
- Sessions are developed to dive deeper into the material!
- Ask questions directly to the speakers!
- Can't make it the day of the conference? Watch the recordings whenever you want!
This conference was a load of fun. I loved the instant feedback from the speakers and the atmosphere.
I love these online conferences. It's convenient and you can still learn a lot from the comfort of your home or at work.
An absolutely fantastic event. Well done—will definitely be back for more!
HOW IT WORKS
Once you are registered, you will receive a follow-up email to confirm your reservation. Later on, as the event draws near, you will receive a more detailed message, with the full schedule and other helpful information to help you take full advantage of your conference-going experience and plan your day.
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