Getting Started with JavaScript Libraries

Toronto HTML5 User Group
29-30 Mar 2012 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Toronto, CA

Hi Everyone,

Our next Meetup session is happening on Thursday March 29, 2012 at 6:30PM.


Location: University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building*, Room 3163

1 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON

*Note: For those taking the subway, get off at Queen’s Park Subway Station and use the exit that comes out at the northwest corner of Queen’s Park and College.  Here there is a sidewalk that does not follow the road but rather goes northwest.  This sidewalk goes directly to the Medical Sciences Building.



6:30 – 7:15: An Introduction to JQuery Mobile

JQuery Mobile is an HTML5 framework for building mobile web applications. In this session you'll learn the basics and the tools to get started building great apps that work on all popular devices.  We'll also look at how to use JQM with Phonegap to create native applications and explore some of the great plugins that are already springing up to make JQM even better.

7:15– 7:30: Break.  Food will be provided. First come, first served.

7:30 - 8:15: An Introduction to Knockout

Knockout is a JavaScript library which allows dynamic UI by applying the Model-View-View-Model (MVVM) pattern.  In this session we'll walk through the essential features of Knockout as well as compare it to similar libraries.   

8:15 - 9:00: Q&A


Attendees MUST RSVP!


Speakers Bio

Luke Galea

Luke is VP of Research and Development at Avid Life Media and a speaker at this year's FITC Spotlight JavaScript event.  As an early adopter of Ruby on Rails in the Enterprise, and more recently Node.JS and NoSQL, Luke pushes new tech to its limits and knows a thing or two about scaling. His current tech passions include Node.js, JQuery Mobile and MongoDB.

Brian Irish

Brian is a Senior Developer at Avid Life Media, where he has developed the recently redesigned  After graduating from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, his passion took the form of a career in web development. In his spare time, Brian enjoys prototyping new web applications in technologies such as Node.js and Django.

Bhavin Prajapati 

Bhavin is an Interactive Developer at Digiflare and has 2 years of experience in testing and automated testing for test driven development. He is responsible for the testing of user interface and data integration and has worked on many native Digiflare applications and clients' Xbox applications. 

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