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Fluent 2014 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at Fluent 2014. Note: The schedule is subject to change.

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Salon 8
Add Polymer: Web Components in Action to your personal schedule
11:15am Polymer: Web Components in Action Eric Bidelman (Google)
Add Design Strategies for JavaScript API to your personal schedule
12:00pm Design Strategies for JavaScript API Ariya Hidayat (Shape Security)
Add Managing JavaScript Complexity in Teams to your personal schedule
1:30pm Managing JavaScript Complexity in Teams Jarrod Overson (Shape Security)
Add Assert Accessible: Automated Testing for Accessibility with JavaScript  to your personal schedule
2:15pm Assert Accessible: Automated Testing for Accessibility with JavaScript Alice Boxhall (Google), Cameron Cundiff (Pivotal Labs)
Add Everything is a Polyfill: Automate Deleting Code for Front End Performance to your personal schedule
5:15pm Everything is a Polyfill: Automate Deleting Code for Front End Performance Rachel Myers (GitHub), Emily Nakashima (Bugsnag)
Salon 9
Add Leveling Up in Angular to your personal schedule
11:15am Leveling Up in Angular Alicia Liu (Lift.do)
Add Interface Design Considerations for Data Visualization to your personal schedule
12:00pm Interface Design Considerations for Data Visualization Scott Murray (University of San Francisco)
Add Developing Web Graphics with WebGL to your personal schedule
3:00pm Developing Web Graphics with WebGL Tony Parisi (Wevr)
Add Inside JavaScript Execution to your personal schedule
4:30pm Inside JavaScript Execution Chase Douglas (New Relic)
Add jQuery-free JavaScript to your personal schedule
5:15pm jQuery-free JavaScript Elijah Manor (LeanKit)
Salon 10
Add Media APIs for the Web to your personal schedule
11:15am Media APIs for the Web Chris Wilson (Google)
Add Callable Entities in ECMAScript 6 to your personal schedule
1:30pm Callable Entities in ECMAScript 6 Axel Rauschmayer (Ecmanauten)
Add Where's My Straw? to your personal schedule
2:15pm Where's My Straw? Kyle Simpson (Getify)
Add So Easy A Child Could Do It to your personal schedule
3:00pm So Easy A Child Could Do It Kathryn Rotondo (Freelance)
Add Code Risk Management at Twitter to your personal schedule
4:30pm Code Risk Management at Twitter Andrés Ornelas (Twitter Inc)
Salon 14
Add Practical Workflows for ES6 Modules to your personal schedule
11:15am Practical Workflows for ES6 Modules Guy Bedford (Verve Interactive)
Add Creating 8-bit Game Music in the Browser to your personal schedule
12:00pm Creating 8-bit Game Music in the Browser Brian Rinaldi (Telerik)
Add WebCL: A Secure Solution for Accelerating Web Applications to your personal schedule
2:15pm WebCL: A Secure Solution for Accelerating Web Applications Tasneem Brutch (Samsung Research America - Silicon Valley), Steven Eliuk (Samsung Research America)
Add JavaScript ♥ Unicode to your personal schedule
3:00pm JavaScript ♥ Unicode Mathias Bynens (Qiwi)
Add Feature Branches as an Art to your personal schedule
4:30pm Feature Branches as an Art Matthew McCullough (GitHub), Brent Beer (GitHub)
Salon 5
Add Big Data is the Next Application Platform to your personal schedule
11:15am Big Data is the Next Application Platform Todd Papaioannou (Splunk)
Add Measuring App Performance in the Browser to your personal schedule
12:00pm Measuring App Performance in the Browser Nathan Taggart (New Relic, Inc)
1:30pm TBC
Add Using BladeRunnerJS to build front-end JavaScript apps that scale to your personal schedule
3:00pm Using BladeRunnerJS to build front-end JavaScript apps that scale Phil Leggetter (Caplin Systems Ltd)
4:30pm TBC
5:15pm TBC
Salon 6
Add Closing the Web Platform Gap with Native  to your personal schedule
11:15am Closing the Web Platform Gap with Native Moh Haghighat (Intel)
12:00pm TBC
Add Speed Networking to your personal schedule
1:30pm Located in Foothill B
Speed Networking
Add Speed and Magic Sharding to your personal schedule
2:15pm Speed and Magic Sharding Jesse Noller (Rackspace)
Add The Perception of Speed to your personal schedule
3:00pm The Perception of Speed Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Add Continuous Integration in JavaScript to your personal schedule
4:30pm Continuous Integration in JavaScript Rob Richardson (GoDaddy)
Add FluentConf Survivor Challenge to your personal schedule
7:00pm Plenary
Room: Salon 6
FluentConf Survivor Challenge
Community Lounge
Add Angular Flock to your personal schedule
4:30pm Angular Flock
Salon 7
Add Exhibit Hall Reception to your personal schedule
5:45pm Plenary
Room: Salon 7
Exhibit Hall Reception
10:45am Morning Break
Room: Exhibit Hall / Salon 7
3:30pm Afternoon Break
Room: Exhibit Hall / Salon 7
8:00am Break
Room: Yerba Buena Foyer
Add Wednesday Keynote Welcome to your personal schedule
9:00am Plenary
Room: Salon 8/9
Wednesday Keynote Welcome Simon St.Laurent (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Peter Cooper (Cooper Press)
Add JavaScript: Taking both the High and the Low Roads to your personal schedule
9:05am Plenary
Room: Salon 8/9
JavaScript: Taking both the High and the Low Roads Brendan Eich (JavaScript)
Add Reading, Writing, Arithmetic,... and JavaScript? to your personal schedule
9:25am Plenary
Room: Salon 8/9
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic,... and JavaScript? Pamela Fox (Khan Academy)
Add Virtual Machines, JavaScript and Assembler to your personal schedule
9:35am Plenary
Room: Salon 8/9
Virtual Machines, JavaScript and Assembler Scott Hanselman (Microsoft)
Add O'Reilly Web Platform Award Winners Announced to your personal schedule
10:00am Plenary
Room: Salon 8/9
O'Reilly Web Platform Award Winners Announced
Add The Humble Border-Radius to your personal schedule
10:10am Plenary
Room: Salon 8/9
The Humble Border-Radius Lea Verou (Independent)
Add Speed, Performance, and Human Perception to your personal schedule
10:25am Plenary
Room: Salon 8/9
Speed, Performance, and Human Perception Ilya Grigorik (Google)
Add Lunch / Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions to your personal schedule
12:30pm Plenary
Room: 2nd Floor Atrium / Golden Gate Ballroom
Lunch / Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions
11:15am-11:45am (30m) Front End Libraries, HTML5, CSS3, and Browser Tech
Polymer: Web Components in Action
Eric Bidelman (Google)
Web Components make web development fun again! Learn how to use Polymer and its UI components to create beautify component-based applications. Let's bring composability, reusability, and maintainability to the web.
12:00pm-12:30pm (30m) Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Design Strategies for JavaScript API
Ariya Hidayat (Shape Security)
The quality of modular web applications can be improved by having the right set of APIs. This talk highlights the recent API design best practices, from using static polymorphism for consistent naming, preventing dangerous convenience (e.g. Boolean trap), and avoiding unreadable code due to confusing semantics. Real-world examples and automated tools to recognize bad API will be shown as well.
1:30pm-2:00pm (30m) Node.js, Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Managing JavaScript Complexity in Teams
Jarrod Overson (Shape Security)
Learn what tools exist to assess and visualize JavaScript complexity and learn how to manage ever enlarging codebases. There are loads of tools out now that go a long way to managing your code (and other's) so you have more time to deal with what is important. Learn how to make the best of them.
2:15pm-2:45pm (30m) Front End Libraries, Pure Code and JavaScript, Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Assert Accessible: Automated Testing for Accessibility with JavaScript
Alice Boxhall (Google), Cameron Cundiff (Pivotal Labs)
Testing accessibility can be any or all of slow, expensive and frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. Open source accessibility testing tools can help you find issues in a timely and useful way. Accessibility Developer Tools is a JavaScript library for automated accessibility testing of the DOM. We'll discuss how it works, and how it makes it easier for developers to test for accessibility.
3:00pm-3:30pm (30m) Pure Code and JavaScript
Static Types are Overrated: The Dynamic Duo - Loose Types and Object Extension
Eric Hamilton (Adobe)
* how loose typing makes generic functions easier * how generic functions are better for code reuse and functional programming * how object extension makes inheritance easier * novel uses for dynamic objects, including a flexible, less error-prone alternative to switch / case
4:30pm-5:00pm (30m) HTML5 Gaming, HTML5, CSS3, and Browser Tech, Node.js, Pure Code and JavaScript
Roll Your Own Multiplayer Game Console with Node, Socket.IO, and Common Handheld Devices
Kent Brewster (Pinterest)
Yesterday at Yahoo's third Sunnyvale Hack Day I built and demonstrated a many-player game, using node.js, socket.io, and as many handheld devices as were willing to sign in. Here's how I did it, and how you can play too!
5:15pm-5:45pm (30m) Front End Libraries, HTML5, CSS3, and Browser Tech, Pure Code and JavaScript, The Leading Edge, Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Everything is a Polyfill: Automate Deleting Code for Front End Performance
Rachel Myers (GitHub), Emily Nakashima (Bugsnag)
Successful applications often get slow because they include *all the code* - even if it isn't needed for a particular client or in the given circumstances. Embracing module loading tools (like Require.js) creates smaller, faster, cleaner applications. We'll talk about how to extend this paradigm to all the components of our app for better performance and maintainability.
11:15am-11:45am (30m) Front End Libraries
Leveling Up in Angular
Alicia Liu (Lift.do)
After you've developed that first demo app using the Angular JavaScript framework, now what? This presentation covers patterns and strategies for developing more complex apps using Angular, avoiding pitfalls, and how to write your own directives and components the "Angular Way".
12:00pm-12:30pm (30m) User Interface & User Experience
Interface Design Considerations for Data Visualization
Scott Murray (University of San Francisco)
This talk will illustrate the design process behind Kindred Britain (kindred.stanford.edu), an interactive network visualization and digital humanities project, made with Nicholas Jenkins and Elijah Meeks of Stanford University.
1:30pm-2:00pm (30m) HTML5, CSS3, and Browser Tech, Mobile, The Leading Edge
Responsive Web Design with @viewport and Other New CSS Features
Andreas Bovens (Opera Software)
In this talk, I will look at two of the technologies that lie at the basis of responsive web design: the viewport meta tag and CSS media queries. I will explain how viewport is being standardized as @viewport, and how many other new features in CSS, such as the resolution media query, object-fit, relative length units etc., can be used to create even more compelling responsive designs.
2:15pm-2:45pm (30m) Front End Libraries, Node.js, The Leading Edge
In Pursuit of the Holy Grail: Building Isomorphic JavaScript Apps
Spike Brehm (Airbnb)
While the client-side JavaScript app approach can provide snappy, interactive UIs, it presents challenges, including initial page-load performance, SEO, and duplication of application logic between client and server. Let's explore the budding community around isomorphic JavaScript apps and the tools and libraries you can use to run your app on the client and server with a single codebase.
3:00pm-3:30pm (30m) Front End Libraries, HTML5 Gaming, HTML5, CSS3, and Browser Tech, User Interface & User Experience
Developing Web Graphics with WebGL
Tony Parisi (Wevr)
WebGL's hardware-accelerated 3D rendering enables the creation of high-performance, visually stunning web content for advertising, entertainment, e-commerce, and social media. This session covers the basics of developing web graphics using WebGL. Topics include rendering, animation, interactivity, behaviors, and integrating 3D into HTML5 pages using open source WebGL libraries.
4:30pm-5:00pm (30m) Front End Libraries, Node.js, Pure Code and JavaScript
Inside JavaScript Execution
Chase Douglas (New Relic)
Have you ever wondered how JavaScript runtime engines actually execute your code? JavaScript as a language has many interesting facets and features, and this has led to innovative techniques for executing code efficiently. Learn all about how modern runtime engines work, and hopefully gain some insight on how you can better leverage the language for your projects.
5:15pm-5:45pm (30m) Front End Libraries
jQuery-free JavaScript
Elijah Manor (LeanKit)
Do you still need jQuery? Has it become a crutch? Can you get away with dropping jQuery as a dependency and use native browser APIs instead? For the majority of this session we will be looking at common jQuery snippets and show how to convert them either using native browser APIs or utilizing popular micro-libraries.
11:15am-11:45am (30m) HTML5, CSS3, and Browser Tech, Mobile, The Leading Edge, Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Media APIs for the Web
Chris Wilson (Google)
We've all come to expect audio, video and realtime communication from apps, games and sites – on all our devices. This session will help you build dynamic, multi-device web applications using video, WebRTC, Web Audio and more. We show you how to maximise performance, avoid common gotchas, and deliver great experiences on mobile and desktop, using powerful new media APIs.
12:00pm-12:30pm (30m) Node.js, Pure Code and JavaScript, The Leading Edge
Technical and Social Progress Toward ECMAScript 6 at Facebook
Ben Newman (Facebook)
At Facebook we take the future of JavaScript seriously, and we go to great lengths to accelerate the adoption of new language features both within the company and without. Join us for a close look at some of our techniques for transpiling, desugaring, refactoring, and otherwise improving a very large JavaScript codebase.
1:30pm-2:00pm (30m) Pure Code and JavaScript
Callable Entities in ECMAScript 6
Axel Rauschmayer (Ecmanauten)
Functions in ECMAScript 5 are mostly replaced by new callable entities in ECMAScript 6: arrow functions, classes and method definitions. This talk explains how they work and what existing problems they fix.
2:15pm-2:45pm (30m) The Leading Edge, Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Where's My Straw?
Kyle Simpson (Getify)
What does a drive-thru have to teach us about optimizing tools and processes?
3:00pm-3:30pm (30m) HTML5 Gaming, Mobile, User Interface & User Experience
So Easy A Child Could Do It
Kathryn Rotondo (Freelance)
Young children playing with mobile devices don’t have a preconceived idea of what it means to tap, or swipe, or talk into the mic, or that only one little point of one hand should touch the screen at a time. They rely on trial and error and cues from the app. This session will cover intuitive gestures, interactivity cues, and element placement, as well as legal considerations for children's apps.
4:30pm-5:00pm (30m) Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Code Risk Management at Twitter
Andrés Ornelas (Twitter Inc)
In this talk, you will learn about a system we have built that quantifies and tracks the risk of files in any given codebase to empower all the levels of the organization to make informed decisions regarding code changes and accurately evaluate the health of their projects.
5:15pm-5:45pm (30m) Node.js
Top Overlooked Security Threats To Node.js Web Applications
Chetan Karande (DTCC)
If not programmed and configured in a security conscious manner, Node.js web applications expose attack vectors that can be exploited for severe technical and business impact. In this presentation, attendees will learn about possible security pitfalls and walk out with a cohesive action plan to effectively address these concerns and build resilient Node.js web applications.
11:15am-11:45am (30m) Pure Code and JavaScript, The Leading Edge, Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Practical Workflows for ES6 Modules
Guy Bedford (Verve Interactive)
See how to use ES6 modules and syntax in browsers today, with a focus on writing truly modular code. An overview of approaches will be covered, including a workflow for the ES6 Module Loader polyfill from development to production. Finally see an overview of the JSPM loader and CDN, demonstrating some of the possibilities of browser package management.
12:00pm-12:30pm (30m) HTML5 Gaming
Creating 8-bit Game Music in the Browser
Brian Rinaldi (Telerik)
8-bit gaming is back, big time! Recreating the look and feel of an 8-bit game in the browser isn't complete without that classic 8-bit sound. In this session we'll look at how you can create 8-bit soundtracks in the browser using the Web Audio API and some help from a library called Band.js.
1:30pm-2:00pm (30m) HTML5, CSS3, and Browser Tech, Mobile
Debugging (AKA Screaming, Crying, and Raging) Your PhoneGap Apps
Raymond Camden (IBM)
A look at debugging techniques (some helpful, some desperate) for PhoneGap applications.
2:15pm-2:45pm (30m) Front End Libraries, Mobile, Pure Code and JavaScript, The Leading Edge, Tools, Platforms, and APIs
WebCL: A Secure Solution for Accelerating Web Applications
Tasneem Brutch (Samsung Research America - Silicon Valley), Steven Eliuk (Samsung Research America)
WebCL provides portable, efficient, secure and high performance acceleration for compute intensive applications, by defining JS APIs for parallelization, with OpenCL support for heterogeneous multicore devices, including but not limited to CPUs and GPUs. WebCL defines a JS API with a binding to the underlying C-99 based OpenCL API.
3:00pm-3:30pm (30m) Front End Libraries, Node.js, Pure Code and JavaScript, The Leading Edge, Tools, Platforms, and APIs
JavaScript ♥ Unicode
Mathias Bynens (Qiwi)
In this presentation we’ll take a look at the various ways JavaScript relies on Unicode, what the consequences are for JavaScript developers wishing to support full Unicode in their apps, and how ECMAScript 6 will make our lives a bit easier in this regard.
4:30pm-5:00pm (30m) Tools, Platforms, and APIs
Feature Branches as an Art
Matthew McCullough (GitHub), Brent Beer (GitHub)
Building a feature branch is an art. You want it to communicate as much as possible and be as orderly as possible for both the recipient and future reviewers. Learn how to polish a feature branch to a mirror-like shine by using a powerful combination of cherry pick and interactive rebase to put all your commits in the right place.
5:15pm-5:45pm (30m) Mobile, The Leading Edge, User Interface & User Experience
6 Bottles of RUM: Surprising Stories of Mobile Behavior in the Real World
Peter McLachlan (Mobify)
Real world measurement at scale is the only reliable way for web engineers to understand the performance behaviour of routine techniques, considered to be best practices in desktop web development, on smartphones running on cellular data networks. In this talk we will review common performance memes and evaluate them in the context of real world mobile performance.
11:15am-11:45am (30m) Sponsored
Big Data is the Next Application Platform
Todd Papaioannou (Splunk)
Todd Papaioannou, CTO, Splunk, will discuss how Splunk software, including Splunk Enterprise and Hunk, provide developers with a robust and familiar development experience for working with big data.
12:00pm-12:30pm (30m) Sponsored
Measuring App Performance in the Browser
Nathan Taggart (New Relic, Inc)
During this session discover the ways you can impact the application performance for your end user - pin pointing time spent within layers of the application, and end user demographics through geography, browser types, and page views. In addition to the application visibility we will be showing you how to dive into the time being spent within AJAX as well as the impact of JavaScript errors.
1:30pm-2:00pm (30m)
Session
To be confirmed
2:15pm-2:45pm (30m) Sponsored
Building Customer Applications Using the Salesforce1 Platform APIs
Wade Wegner (salesforce.com)
Behind every app, every device, and every connection, is a customer. Using the Salesforce1 Platform there's no limit to what you can build for your customers. In this talk Wade Wegner, Senior Director at salesforce.com, will demonstrate how to build your own applications using the Salesforce1 APIs. Heavy in code, light in slides, you'll leave ready to build your own applications on Salesforce1.
3:00pm-3:30pm (30m) Sponsored
Using BladeRunnerJS to build front-end JavaScript apps that scale
Phil Leggetter (Caplin Systems Ltd)
Developing large apps is difficult. Ensuring that code is consistent, well structured, tested and has an architecture that encourages enhancement and maintainability is essential. But, how do you achieve this when building HTML5 single page apps? In this talk you'll learn the main concepts to apply when building a front-end app that scales and how BladeRunnerJS can support the development process.
4:30pm-5:00pm (30m)
Session
To be confirmed
5:15pm-5:45pm (30m)
Session
To be confirmed
11:15am-11:45am (30m) Sponsored
Closing the Web Platform Gap with Native
Moh Haghighat (Intel)
We present some exciting results from Intel’s ongoing joint work with Google & Mozilla on bringing SIMD to JavaScript, enabling development of high performance web apps including game engines and apps that require efficient image/video/speech processing. We also cover the portable Crosswalk HTML5 runtime and Intel XDK that lowers the development costs of web and hybrid apps for major app stores.
12:00pm-12:30pm (30m)
Session
To be confirmed
1:30pm-2:00pm (30m) Event
Speed Networking
If one of your goals at Fluent is to meet new people, this session will jumpstart your networking with other attendees. Bring your business cards and prepare a minute of patter about yourself, your projects, and your interests. You’ll exchange cards and information with a new attendee every two minutes.
2:15pm-2:45pm (30m) Sponsored
Speed and Magic Sharding
Jesse Noller (Rackspace)
Rackspace Performance Cloud Servers
3:00pm-3:30pm (30m) Sponsored
The Perception of Speed
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Which would you rather have: a website that's fast or a website that's perceived as fast? The answer is "Both!" The list of performance best practices is long and well known, but there's been less focus on the user's perception of speed. In this presentation Steve Souders provides examples of how the perception of speed is completely independent of actual speed, and techniques for leveraging.....
4:30pm-5:00pm (30m) Sponsored
Continuous Integration in JavaScript
Rob Richardson (GoDaddy)
JavaScript has come of age, and with it, the maturity of the software development lifecycle. No matter the scale or publish platform for your app, you'll need a consistent build. We'll discuss standard CI best practices and techniques, and walk through two approaches to Continuous Integration in JavaScript: Travis CI and gulp.
7:00pm-8:00pm (1h) Event
FluentConf Survivor Challenge
The FluentConf Survivor Challenge will take the best coders at the conference and allow them to compete for prizes, fame, and glory. The competition is based on the Twilio API, and Digital Ocean’s cloud platform.
11:15am-1:30pm (2h 15m) Event
Open Community Lounge
Take a breather in the Community Lounge (sponsored by Google) to gather with other brilliant minds, hack on your latest project, or just get a break from the day's sessions.
1:30pm-2:00pm (30m) Event
Web Performance Flock
Fluent's Flocks are informal get togethers organized around specific topics and attended by experts chosen by O'Reilly as well as regular developers and evangelists. There's no need to sign up in advance, just show up in the Community Lounge at the scheduled time to join the conversation and chat with others interested in the topic.
2:00pm-4:30pm (2h 30m) Event
Open Community Lounge
Take a breather in the Community Lounge (sponsored by Google) to gather with other brilliant minds, hack on your latest project, or just get a break from the day's sessions.
4:30pm-5:45pm (1h 15m) Event
Angular Flock
Fluent's Flocks are informal get togethers organized around specific topics and attended by experts chosen by O'Reilly as well as regular developers and evangelists. There's no need to sign up in advance, just show up in the Community Lounge at the scheduled time to join the conversation and chat with others interested in the topic.
10:45am-4:45pm (6h) Event
Exhibit Hall + Hardware Showcase
In addition to the exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services, the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday will also feature circuit board makers BeagleBoard and Tessel. Stop by their booths and see how Javascript can work with the physical world.
5:45pm-7:00pm (1h 15m) Event
Exhibit Hall Reception
Grab a drink, mingle with fellow attendees, and see the latest in JavaScript and web platform technologies and products from leading companies. The Reception happens in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday evening after afternoon sessions.
10:45am-11:15am (30m)
Break: Morning Break
3:30pm-4:30pm (1h)
Break: Afternoon Break
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break
9:00am-9:05am (5m)
Wednesday Keynote Welcome
Simon St.Laurent (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Peter Cooper (Cooper Press)
Fluent Program Chairs, Simon St. Laurent and Peter Cooper, welcome you to the first day of keynotes.
9:05am-9:25am (20m)
JavaScript: Taking both the High and the Low Roads
Brendan Eich (JavaScript)
I'll update everyone on ES6, ES7, and how JS is evolving quickly under a fairly balanced and competitive/cooperative browser market structure, and the consequent rise of the lead web developers and github.com.
9:25am-9:35am (10m)
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic,... and JavaScript?
Pamela Fox (Khan Academy)
What if everyone learnt to program in middle school? How would that change the way that they learnt other subjects? How would it affect their personal life? Their career? It's kind of a crazy idea, but it might be crazy in a good way. In this talk, I'll lay down my ideas for how this could happen and what it might mean, based on my experience teaching programming online on Khan Academy.
9:35am-10:00am (25m)
Virtual Machines, JavaScript and Assembler
Scott Hanselman (Microsoft)
How does the pervasiveness of JavaScript on the client change how we architect applications? We can create hundreds virtual machines in the cloud, but we are using the millions of visual machines that visit our sites every day?
10:00am-10:10am (10m)
O'Reilly Web Platform Award Winners Announced
The winners of the first annual O'Reilly Web Platform Awards are announced.
10:10am-10:25am (15m)
The Humble Border-Radius
Lea Verou (Independent)
Lea Verou, Developer Relations, W3C
10:25am-10:40am (15m)
Speed, Performance, and Human Perception
Ilya Grigorik (Google)
Performance is a feature, but what exactly is performance? Should UX be part of it and are there design principles that will help us deliver experiences that "feel faster"? What does it mean for a site to "feel fast" anyway and what is fast enough?
12:30pm-1:30pm (1h) Event
Lunch / Birds of a Feather (BoF) Sessions
Have a particular topic you'd like to discuss with other Fluent attendees over lunch on Wednesday? BoFs are a great way to informally connect with others to share ideas, advice, and experiences.