The Web Platform
March 7–8, 2016: Training
March 8–10, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA

Graphics and visualization conference sessions

Tuesday, March 8

3:45pm–5:15pm Tuesday, 03/08/2016
Salon 12/13/14/15
Philip Tellis (Akamai)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
If you've always wanted to play around with D3 or Julia, Philip Tellis will bring you up to speed very quickly. Philip explores both Julia and D3 to demonstrate how to extract meaningful information from web-performance data and guides participants through some fun visualizations that are possible only when using these tools together. Read more.
3:45pm–5:15pm Tuesday, 03/08/2016
Club Room
Dina Goldshtein (Riverbed)
Average rating: ***..
(3.10, 10 ratings)
Dina Goldshtein demonstrates how to use the Canvas API to draw a very large number of shapes in the browser, animate them, and apply various transformations. Dina also shares some best practices for wrapping the Canvas API with custom JavaScript classes. Read more.

Wednesday, March 9

11:15am–11:45am Wednesday, 03/09/2016
Salon 8
Tracy Osborn (Hello Web Books)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 22 ratings)
Design can be intimidating for programmers. Tracy Osborn highlights the best ways to improve your design and UX skills so you can create usable and (at least semi-) attractive interfaces without hiring a designer. No designer jargon, guaranteed. Read more.
1:30pm–2:00pm Wednesday, 03/09/2016
Salon 12/13/14/15
Tony Parisi (Wevr)
Average rating: ****.
(4.21, 14 ratings)
Tony Parisi explores the latest developments in web graphics using WebGL 2. Tony covers the new version of the 3D standard, as well as related technologies such as glTF for 3D data transmission and WebVR for web-based virtual reality. Read more.

Thursday, March 10

10:00am–10:15am Thursday, 03/10/2016
Salon 8/9
Sarah Drasner (self-employed)
Average rating: ****.
(4.61, 54 ratings)
Scalable vector graphics (SVGs) are now extremely well supported. In the age of multiple screen resolutions, SVGs offer the potential for clarity, reduced byte size, and a navigable DOM. What does this mean in terms of animation? Sarah Drasner covers advanced, performant SVG-animation techniques that offer cross-browser stability. Read more.