Schedule: Development sessions

At the end of the day, a web application has to be able to handle mobile users, 10+ browser versions, and an API. Early decisions about architecture and tools can often prevent headaches down the road. In this track we examine the latest platforms, architectures, and tools being used across some of the largest websites of the day. This track emphasizes things that you can use now, with an eye to the future.

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Trevor Burnham (HubSpot)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 7 ratings)
This workshop will focus on using CoffeeScript on the server side with Node.js and the Express framework. We'll build a full-fledged backend, complete with MongoDB persistence and unit tests. On the front-end, we'll use Backbone.js and HTML5's local storage to handle data monitoring and syncing. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Average rating: ****.
(4.55, 11 ratings)
Learn how web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript are enabling a new genre of beautiful, powerful, cross-platform mobile applications. Read more.
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Location: New York East Level:
Tags: mobile, html5
Denise Jacobs (PapillonEffect Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.15, 13 ratings)
CSS3 isn't the future, it's the present, and is ripe for the pickin' and is ready to respond to display your sites in multiple devices right now. We'll take a look at CSS3 properties from colors, web fonts, and visual effects, to transitions, animations and media queries. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Neil Walker (Flickr), Nolan Caudill (Yahoo/Flickr)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Learn how Flickr recently added PubSub features to its API. We'll take a look at what we built, why, and how. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Tags: mobile
Zach Brand (NPR, Digital media)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
Good architecture of systems and flexibility of content has also allowed NPR to have the freedom and agility to quickly deploy solid user experience and elegant design to multiple platforms. This presentation will cover how NPR improved the code inside its API to be more efficient, while meeting new and evolving product needs. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Tags: mobile, html5
Tantek Çelik (tantek.com)
Average rating: ***..
(3.57, 14 ratings)
HTML5 has captured the minds & hearts of web developers with impressive demos in cutting edge browsers. But what can you actually depend on this month? And is anything dependable in a “living specification”? Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Tags: scale
Evan Cooke (Twilio)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
This talk describes how we've divided "in-flight" and "post-flight" data into separate datastores implemented using a range of technologies. We'll review the lessons we've learned building and maintaining a system that supports an API used by more than 35,000 developers. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Tags: data
DJ Patil (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
It’s well know that the ability to leverage data has reached a new level of critical importance in organizations to improve decision making. Now, with commodity technologies, it is possible to cheaply create data products that can have a massive impact on the business. In this talk I’ll walk though the product philosophy I’ve found works best to rapidly test and deploy data products. Read more.
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Location: New York East Level:
Average rating: ****.
(4.64, 11 ratings)
What makes a great engineering culture and what practical steps can a leader take to build a great one? In this talk, you'll hear about the tragedies and triumphs of the cultural journey at Etsy, and what we learned along the way. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Julia Lee (Yahoo! Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 3 ratings)
Web performance and ad performance go hand in hand and often, ads impact web performance far more than we realize. This presentation talks about the display ad ecosystem, how display ads are integrated into Web2.0 applications, and their impact on different aspects of latency and user experience. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Ryan Hefner (Vimeo), Christoph Ono (GBKS)
Average rating: **...
(2.33, 3 ratings)
In this presentation, Christoph and Ryan will go through a series of case studies and examples that focus on the goals of the project and a look into the craft that went into it's completion, highlighting on the technology decisions and compromises that were made in order to ship a quality product. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Tags: browser
Brendan Eich (JavaScript)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 6 ratings)
Mozilla has a mission to fight for the user. In a world of mobile devices, tablets, cloud services, and "apps", this means moving beyond the browser with new initiatives. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Tags: cloud
Robert Scoble (Rackspace Hosting), Allan Leinwand (Zynga), Brad Hargreaves (General Assembly), John Engates (Rackspace Hosting), Ari Levy (Bloomberg News)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Rackspace's Robert Scoble will lead a panel discussion of journalists and industry experts about how the cloud is a revolutionary shift in the technology landscape. The panel will focus on the long term developments of the cloud, how it’s a natural evolution from virtualization and how it truly represents the evolution of technology. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Andre Charland (Nitobi Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Are you searching for the most effortless, economical way to add mobile to your mix? Learn why building mobile apps using open standards, like HTML5, and open source can produce better apps at a lower cost than native development. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Tags: mobile
J Chris Anderson (Couchbase)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Apache CouchDB's replication and sync capabilities make it ideal as a datastore on mobile devices, but porting CouchDB on mobile came with its own set of unique challenges. Learn some of the unexpected changes you will make to your software you move your project onto mobile devices. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Tags: html5, data
Sumit Amar (Visa)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
This idea is about using captured user interactions to build predictions for the web form entry points considering their current edits as the evidence points. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Tags: mobile, html5
Pete LePage (Google)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
We'll share the strengths and extents of HTML5, showing magnificent demos of bleeding-edge features. Digging into high-fidelity graphics, performance, and system integration, we’ll break each demo down on the big screen to show how it was constructed. Then we’ll show you how to use HTML5 to its full potential in your own projects. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Sixty-five engineers at Etsy deploy code more than 30 times a day with continuous deployment. Learn about the tools we've put in place to monitor our infrastructure and application health throughout the day, and how this is a shared effort between our engineering and operations team effort. Read more.
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Location: Conference Room E Level:
Tags: cloud
Alex Kilpatrick (Tactical Information Systems), Mary Haskett (Tactical Informations Systems)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
This talk will present the basics of the Amazon cloud, concentrating on the differences between cloud-based management and conventional server management. Topics include cloud storage, cloud instances and provisioning, cloud pricing, database instances, and cloud security. Read more.
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  • IBM
  • HP
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • dynaTrace
  • EffectiveUI
  • Elastic Path
  • FireHost
  • IBT
  • Litle & CO
  • Plimus
  • Quest Software
  • Research In Motion
  • SoftLayer
  • Yottaa

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