Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM (PST)
Location: SFU Segal School of Business, 500 Granville Street, Rooms 1200-1500, Main Floor, Vancouver [MAP]
Cost: Free. Pre-registration is required. Breakfast will be served.
Want to learn about HTML5 and how it can be used to create some incredible, complex apps that work flawlessly across multiple cross platforms? i.e. smartphone, tablet, notebook, or a Smart TV.
Wavefront is pleased to partner with speakers Jesse Heaslip, local developer and HTML5 practitioner, and Thomas Lewis, Technical Evangelist from Microsoft, for an introductory overview into HTML5 and the different APIs and templates you can utilize to kickstart your development. A local developer case study will be featured along with the opportunity to ask the experts questions on this hot topic!
08:30 AM – 09:00 AM – Breakfast, Registration and Networking
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Why HTML5?
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Responsive Web Design
Learn how to use fluid grids, flexible images, and media queries to create elegant user experiences with responsive web design.
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM – Coffee Break
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM – Introducing HTML5 APIs
Boilerplate and Initializer give you a standards-friendly leaping off point to simplify your journey into HTML5.
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM – Case Study on HTML5
Showcasing a local app developer (TBD) for real world examples of HTML5 in practice.
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM – Questions and Answers
Jesse is a local developer who has worked with startups in New Zealand and Vancouver, was featured in the National Post, has spoken extensively on entrepreneurship and lean development, and currently organizes the Haskell, Tech Co-Founders and Lean Startup Meetup groups. He was a finalist in Sencha’s Mobile App Development Contest and hislatest project is built using jQuery Mobile. He has been working with HTML5 for the last 18 months. Jesse blogs about startups, community and technology at id8.ca.
Thomas Lewis – Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Thomas Lewis is a Principal Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on HTML5, Windows 8 and the web designer/developer community. When he is not thinking about the brutality of HTML5, Microsoft, and Design, he is plotting the eradication of Internet Explorer 6 from the planet.
Wavefront is the national centre of excellence for wireless commercialization accelerating the growth and success of wireless companies in Canada. Wavefront improves speed-to-market and delivery of mobile applications and wireless technologies by providing emerging companies with a suite of WaveGuide™ training, mobile industry advisory services, incubator office space, testing resources, and market linkages that facilitate commercial engagement with the mobile network and enterprise ecosystem companies around the world.