Schedule: Ancillary Technologies sessions

This track explores the important and exciting technologies that are oriented alongside JavaScript, such as WebGL, Canvas, HTML5 Gaming, HTML5 Video, and CSS.

Ancillary Technologies Gaming JavaScript in the Browser, Golden Gate 4-5
Workshop Please note: to attend, your registration must include Workshops.
Tony Parisi (Wevr)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 14 ratings)
This workshop with Web3D pioneer and 3D expert Tony Parisi will introduce WebGL development concepts in a hands-on session. Attendees will learn how to build a full, working WebGL application by creating a simple online game. Topics covered include graphics, animation, interactivity, 2D/3D integration, production tools and deployment. Read more.
Ancillary Technologies, Continental 5
Eric Bidelman (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 22 ratings)
We all know how far JavaScript has come in the last 3 years, but what amazing things can be done with it? New capabilities in HTML5 open up an entire new suite of applications for the web. This session will cover a range of topics dealing with performance, bleeding edge multimedia, file io and binary data, and more! Read more.
Ancillary Technologies Node.js, Golden Gate 4-5
Estelle Weyl (Instart Logic)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Estelle Weyl, UI Engineer, Read more.
Faruk Ateş (four53)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 10 ratings)
The rise of HTML5 and CSS3 has been exciting, but it’s also made browser support infinitely more complex. Modernizr made it easy for developers to manage these complexities, and still take advantage of the many great new features. Learn what lessons in design and development Modernizr teaches us about the next generation of websites and applications, and the importance of great API design. Read more.
Kent Brewster (Pinterest)
Average rating: ****.
(4.58, 26 ratings)
How to create and run stable, secure JavaScript widgets with the smallest chance of disastrous failure. Read more.
Ancillary Technologies, Continental 4
Phil Leggetter (Caplin Systems Ltd)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
It's been possible to instantly push information from a web server to a web browser for at least 10 years, but this technology has finally gone mainstream. Phil will discuss the past, present and future of client/server communication technology, the realtime web and provide a number of use cases and demonstrations of how the technology is used today. Read more.
Ancillary Technologies, Continental 2-3
Seth Ladd (Google)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
Dart is more than a new, structured language that targets modern JavaScript. Dart is a collection of libraries (for client and server), an editor, a virtual machine, browser integration, and most importantly a compiler to modern JavaScript. Learn about Dart's motivations and goals, and see how Dart can help you write complex apps for the entire modern web. Read more.
Giles Bowkett (at large)
Any developer working on OS X can write CoffeeScript code which plays drum rhythms. (Solutions exist for other platforms but won't be within the scope of this talk.) Setup is simple and painless; results are instant. Find out how, with a simple overview of the ubiquitous music protocol MIDI, and the node-midi library which makes it easy. Read more.
Ancillary Technologies, Continental 5
manikandan dhoni (Wes Bos Design)
Average rating: ****.
(4.38, 16 ratings)
Ancillary Technologies, Continental 2-3
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
This session demonstrates how to develop from scratch your own interface for HTML5 video, including embedding a video using HTML5, building custom controls using the JavaScript API, fallback strategies for older browsers and devices, and fixing known playback bugs on the iPhone and Android. Read more.
Ancillary Technologies, Continental 5
Levi Weintraub (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 10 ratings)
WebKit is one of the most popular browser rendering engines, powering Chrome, Safari, Android and iPhones. Learn how it brings your markup to your screen! This talk will cover WebKit's history, architecture, primary data structures, main flow with a focus on layout and rendering. We'll also touch on some up and coming features. Read more.
Ancillary Technologies, Continental 1
Luke VanderHart (Relevance)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Explains the rationale and workings behind ClojureScript, a new language from the creator of Clojure that brings a modern Lisp to the JavaScript execution environment. Provides an overview of the language and some of the benefits it can provide. Read more.


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