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JSConf.Asia 2013: Tim Park - Pointing Forward

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"For the last 5 years of the mobile revolution, we've been developing against the same old set of conventions and event models designed for the mouse era. In this talk I'll cover what we've learned in designing the Surface from a usability perspective and then introduce Pointer Events, a evolution of Mouse Events that makes much richer web applications possible."

Tim is an Engineer in Residence with the Microsoft Accelerators in Seattle, Tel Aviv, and Bangalore, where he helps startups use open platforms on the Windows Azure cloud platform. Previously, he was part of Nest Labs, an 'internet of things' startup focused on building an energy efficient home.  Before coding, he aspires to brew a perfectly brewed cup of coffee.

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JSConf.Asia 2013: MrDoob Ricardo Cabello - frame.js

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"Making the browser render millions of shaded triangles per second is just the first step. The challenge now is doing something interesting with all these triangles. For that we need to attract artists, designers, animators, modellers, etc. Frame.js is a library and editor that aims to do just that.
In this talk we'll look at the current version of the tool - the internals, the usage and maybe find new uses for it."

Ricardo is a self-taught computer-graphics programmer from Barcelona, Cabello. His work ranges from simple interactive digital toys — Google GravityBall Pool and Harmony — to full featured experiences — The Johnny Cash ProjectThe Wilderness Downtown and ROMENowadays, Ricardo spends most of his time developing open source libraries and tools — three.jsframe.js and stats.js — making design and development simpler for everyone.

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JSConf.Asia 2013: Vikram Verma - Declarative Web Scraping

"Using most libraries to write web scrapers involves writing code to request, parse, select, (perhaps) modify, and serialise HTML content. You might request a single URL; or fetch a collection of URLs populated from either the results of another task, or known patterns in addresses. You're likely selecting content with XPath expressions, scoped to single item-representing DOM elements. You're probably serialising to a list of objects with fixed structure, reflecting how you expect the data was originally represented.

That's a lot of boilerplate! Most of what varies from project to project is the structure of target pages, and the data underlying them. Some friends and I have been working on a library to abstract that away, so you don't need to describe anything but the features unique to your project. We're motivated by the ideal of a function from the minimal representation of site structure in data, to the data it indended to specify.

The talk will touch on: patterns in web scraping, code as data, ad-hoc polymorphism constrained to objects sharing algebraic structure, &c."

Vi helps Singapore based web-data startup Krake. He likes math, functional programming, and security.

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JSConf.Asia 2013: Eiji Kitamura - Making The Mobile Web Site Faster

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"There's even more things you can do to make the mobile web site faster. High performance web sites lead to higher visitor engagement, retention and conversions. Speaking about the mobile web, speed is more critical than on desktop. This session provides you with ways to analyze your web site performance, how you can improve those and achieve faster load."

Eiji is a Developer Advocate for Chrome at Google. Eiji works closely with web application developers, helping them understand HTML5, open web technologies, WebStore, Developer Tools and others. Before joining Google, he has been specialised in technologies that make the web more social.

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JSConf.Asia 2013: Lea Verou - CSS in the 4th dimension: Not your daddy’s CSS animations

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"CSS2.1 was two dimensional: There was no concept of depth or time. CSS3 brings us some control over both, with transitions and animations for the latter. In this talk we will start from the basics of these specifications, but will quickly move to more advanced tips and tricks to fully leverage these exciting technologies. Expect hands-on coding and Lea's unique presentation style."
 

Lea previously worked as a Developer Advocate at W3C and currently spends her days writing & designing her first book (“CSS Secrets”), published with O’Reilly in 2014. She has a long-standing passion for open web standards and is bloggingspeakingwriting, and coding popular open source projects to help fellow developers. She is an Invited Expert in the CSS Working Group, which architects the language itself. Although she holds a BSc in Computer Science, Lea is one of the few misfits who love code and design equally.

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JSConf.Asia 2013: Anand Agrawal - Bridging the gap between mobile platforms

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"Mobile market is currently dominated by Android and iOS. Blackberry, Windows Phone, Firefox and Ubuntu are looking ahead to capture this market as well. With such a plethora of devices and operating systems if a product or service providers looks at mobile devices to capture the market; it has to be beyond single platform for meaningful adoption. Cross platform toolkits have spawned up to address this issue; however a lot of them mean leveraging web technologies while compromising on User Interface. The talk will primarily be focused pros and cons of various mobile cross platform frameworks and the new framework 'Calatrava' which brings best of both the worlds (native and cross platform)."

Anand is a long-time developer at ThoughtWorks Technologies and has worked in small and large scale Agile projects. He is a full stack engineer primarily working with Ruby on Rails and also mobile apps on Android and cross domain. Based in Singapore he's recently been working on 'Calatrava', a mobile cross platform framework.

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JSConf.Asia 2013: Andy Hall - Server-side Node.js programming with.. Photoshop??

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"Photoshop recently shipped a new feature called Generator, but what not everyone realizes is that behind the scenes this feature is powered by a Node.js server built right into the tool. This means that you as a developer can now automate photo editing from JavaScript, or access Photoshop features from a Node app, or.. well, anything really. So this talk will take a look at what's possible when high-level tools expose low-level programmable interfaces, and show how to have some fun with this in Photoshop in particular."

Andy is a developer evangelist for Adobe Japan, focused on gaming, Flash, HTML5, and web standards. He’s been building web content since the mid-90s, and is most interested in the grey areas between code and design, like programmatic animation and designer-developer workflows. He speaks regularly at conferences, user groups, and game studios, and spends most of the rest of his time blogging at aphall.com.

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JSConf.Asia 2013: Pete Hunt - React: Rethinking Best Practices

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Introduction to the React Chrome Developer Tools on the React Blog

"React, the new open-source JS library from Facebook and Instagram, is a different way to write JavaScript apps. When it was introduced at JSConf US in May, the audience was shocked by some of its design principles. One sarcastic tweet from an audience member ended up describing React’s philosophy quite accurately: https://twitter.com/cowboy/status/339858717451362304
At Facebook and Instagram, we’re trying to push the limits of what’s possible on the web with React. My talk will start with a brief introduction to the framework, and then dive into three controversial topics: Throwing out the notion of templates and building views with JavaScript, 're-rendering' your entire application when your data changes, and a lightweight implementation of the DOM and events."

Pete is a member of the React core team at Facebook and also the sole engineer on Instagram.com. He has also designed and implemented the video encode backend infrastructure for Facebook and Instagram and computer vision infrastructure and general front-end web engineering for Facebook photos. Pete likes to play guitar and rock climbing when he is not hacking.

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How to get a ticket to JSConf.Asia

We get sooo many emails with questions about the ticket purchase, so here's a little FAQ.

What's with the discounts?

Pretty much all of our amazing sponsors and community partners as well as user groups all over Southeast Asia, Australia and India have discounts codes. Here's why

JSConf has community at its heart and we want to encourage you to go out and connect with like-minded developers where ever you are. JSConf's are only once a year, but we want you to stay involved with web development and the ongoings further than that and your local community does just that!

Now, here's the problem: You need to go out and find those. To make it a bit easier, here's a complete and growing list of sponsors and communities that can hook you up for a deal to JSConf.Asia.

Communities

 

Sponsors that have reached out for discount codes

Ready to sign up?! Right here! 

 

What's included in the ticket?

We have put together a little guide to help you find a hotel, flight and maybe a little vacation afterwards :). Check it out here! 

 

I don't have a credit-card or Paypal account

You can now choose Payment on Arrival as your payment option during registration and pay at the next Manila.JS meet-up or on Thursday morning (28th November) at the venue. Click here to register.

 

Do I have to sign-up individually?

The registration form needs to be filled out by the attendee him- or herself, yes. For companies that send many employees, we accept bank transfer and reserve their tickets for 21 days or until the 14th of November. As soon as we receive the transfer we'll provide you with a similar registration form for each of your employees. Just write us your interest.

 

How do I get into the venue?

Please bring a valid Photo-ID to proof you're the person that registered. That's it. We only do environmentally friendly e-tickets ;)

 

More Questions? 

We're still here for you at tickets@jsconf.asia. Looking forward to see you :)

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JSConf.Asia 2013: Alex MacCaw - A JavaScript web app deconstructed

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"Monocle.io is a link submission and commentary site, built with CoffeeScript and Ruby, and today we're going to open-source it. I'm going to take you step by step through all the components, all the design decisions and all the performance tweaks I did to make it load so fast. We'll tackle MVC, de-coupling and how best to structure JavaScript web apps. Then finally I'll open up the floor to any further questions."

Alex enjoys round the world trips, writing books and hacking on MVC frameworks. He's the author behind the O'Reilly book 'JavaScript web applications' has been an developer at Twitter and Stripe and maintains many side projects like monocle.io or spine.js.

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JSConf.Asia 2013: Shi Chuan - Web Movements in China

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"Since this event is hosted in Asia, I think we can spend a little time talk about how HTML5 technology is used in China's Internet Warfare. 

1. The background:

China is in the age of The Great Gatsby, you can find the most ancient browsers and cutting edge silicon valley style startups/cooperation co-exist. 

We can see the overall browser market share, screen resolution, general user behavior and the trend.

2. Zoom in the technology & methodology used:

We see how big Internet companies like Baidu, Sina, Alibaba use HTML5, JavaScript to fight big wars.

We see how small startups work to fight the jungle war.

3. A survival guide:

China, unlike the US, without much tolerance for failure, how web developers process for quick action. And if you happen to build a website for asian audience, what are the things to know."

Shi Chuan may be best known for his projects JavaScript Patterns and the Mobile Boilerplate as well as his contributions to HTML5 Boilerplate and his book 'The HTML5 Mobile Development Cookbook'. He now runs an online wedding platform from Beijing after he left OgilvyOne's digital arm and co-founded a business-oriented mobile app company and ads consulting firm.

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JSConf.Asia 2013: Brian Chirls - Getting Serious with Web Video

"This presentation will introduce Seriously.js, a Javascript library for performing real-time video compositing effects in a browser with WebGL, exploring the lessons learned and the possibilities of combining the best of cinema with the best of the web. I'll give a broad overview of the technical achievements and challenges, explore the art of designing an API for a creative audience, and project how far we'll push the browser technology in the next year. Expect shiny demos."

Brian is a creative developer based in New York City, focused on interactive video. His background is in applying technology in as diverse fields as construction, finance and independent film. He is a contributor to Popcorn.js and the creator of Seriously.js, an open source, real-time video compositing system. Brian is the lead video developer at HapYak, an interactive video startup. 

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