HTML5 Lightning Talks!!!

HTML5 Denver Users Group
Tue, 25 Oct 2011, 00:00 - 02:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Denver, US

You've been sitting in the HTML5 Denver meetings all year with a beer in your hand thinking, "Why don't they have a talk on [insert topic here]?" Well, here's your big chance! This month, we are opening up the meeting to you. You've got 10 minutes to talk about the subject of your choice - that cool project you're working on at night, that killer API you just discovered (or wrote!), you name it...

No really, you name it! Drop me a quick email ([email protected]) and carve out your 10 minutes of fame and fortune.


6:00 - 7:00: Lightning Talks

7:00 - 7:30: Food!

7:30 - 9:00: More Lightning Talks


Phantom.js -- Nathan Lipke

Phantom is a headless browser based on WebKit. It's JavaScript API can be used to run load and interact with web pages. Your scripts can be written to output textual information or save an "screenshot" of the web page. PhantomJS can be used for informational services (Location, Find Pizza, Twitter status, ...) which can be included in shell scripts. Additionally PhantomJS can be used with Jasmine for Testing your web pages.

IndexedDB -- Mark Reeder

LocalStorage -- Nathan Olson

Handlebars.js -- Scott Davis

Raise your hand - how many times have you built up HTML in your JavaScript using String concatenation? Ugh... This + that + this + that + there has to be a better way, right? Handlebars.js is a lightweight templating library that allows you to write your HTML fragments and inject the values dynamically.

Navigate the Mobile Web Minefield -- Jeff Bail

This talk is a rundown of things I've learned shipping mobile web features used by millions of people around the world for MapMyFitness.

* Mobile web != web 
* Choose frameworks carefully
* HTTP requests are instant performance killers
* Caution when doing client side rendering 
* Scrolling and finding the bottom is a fools errand
* Why you need two sets of images

How to develop a jQuery plugin with CoffeeScript -- Wil Moore

Let's look at two "seemingly" complex topics that are actually quite simple and fun once you get the hang of them.

(1) Writing jQuery plugins

(2) Doing something useful with CoffeeScript

It doesn't take a lot of time; in 10 minutes, you'll have written (assuming you are following along) just enough CoffeeScript to emit a simple yet useful jQuery plugin.




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