Sessions at Open Source Bridge 2010 about jQuery on Wednesday 2nd June

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  • CouchApp Evently Guided Hack with CouchDB

    by J Chris Anderson

    Apache CouchDB can host HTML5 apps natively, serving them over HTTP. Learn how to write JavaScript CouchApps which run on both the client and the server.

    We'll assume you are familiar with jQuery and your command-line shell of choice, and that you have an installed copy of CouchDB (at least version 0.11).

    Update: I did a test-run of this hack in an O'Reilly webcast. If you are interested to see it, "the recording is here":http://jchrisa.net/drl/_design/sofa/_show/post/jQuery-Evently-CouchApps-webcast

    Note: the below is good background still, but doesn't 100% describe what we'll do in the hack. I'm hoping to maximize the interactivity... I want to make sure we have as many people there replicating data around as we can.

    We'll be hacking on Taskr, first I'll show you all how to run it, then we'll collaborate on code. Here's "Taskr":http://github.com/jchris/taskr/

    If you want to hack server side Mustache templates, you should install the "latest version of Sofa":http://github.com/jchris/sofa

    We can hack on this too.

    And hopefully there will be a lot of time for people who've tried writing CouchApps and have questions to work with me and everyone else to learn.

    Another goal of mine with this hack: I want to meet people who can pitch in to help with the replicating p2p CouchDB web applications stuff.

    At 10:00am to 11:45am, Wednesday 2nd June

  • Building Interactive Displays with Touchscreen 2.0

    by Rob McGuire-Dale and Peter Krenesky

    Touchscreen is a platform for creating interactive kiosk and dashboard displays. Its built with well known technologies making it easy to create custom content for your own display.

    Touchscreen 2.0 powers presentations about the Open Source Lab's data center and the network operations center. It provides our admins and our visitors with graphical representations of real-time data about our network operations.

    Come Learn about:
    * What touchscreen is, and what it can do for you.
    * How version 2.0 was built (and our successes and failures along the way)
    * How to implement content plugins for touchscreen including:
    ** Using Raphael and SVG for graphics and animation
    ** How to quickly mash up content sources with jquery

    At 2:30pm to 3:15pm, Wednesday 2nd June