Sessions at Fluent 2012 in Hilton San Francisco Union Square

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Tuesday 29th May 2012

  • A Sip of CoffeeScript

    by Gregg Pollack and Caike Souza

    If you enjoy writing JavaScript then you'll really enjoy CoffeeScript, a new language which transcompiles into JavaScript. Inspired by languages like Ruby, Python, and Haskell, it allows you to write less code to get more done. In this course students will learn the basics of CoffeeScript using the Code School in-browser challenge engine.

    At 9:00am to 12:30pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Continental 4, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

  • Breaking HTML5 limits on mobile JavaScript

    by Maximiliano Firtman

    With iOS 5, Android 4 and IE9 we can now push the limits of JavaScript and HTML5 APIs on mobile. Hardware access, performance timing and other APIs are out there. However, not everything is similar to desktop: performance, background code and events needs a review. Hybrid apps such as PhoneGap apps also add problems. This session will give you an overview of what you need to know for mobile web.

    At 9:00am to 12:30pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Continental 5, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

  • The Business of JavaScript

    Advances in JavaScript have pushed the boundaries of web applications and allowed business to exist solely on the web. Much of the excitement around HTML5 is actually due to JavaScript, and there is ripe opportunity for companies and technologists to re-examine their business use of this language.

    At 9:00am to 5:15pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Continental 2-3, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

    Coverage video

  • WebGL Up and Running

    by Tony Parisi

    This workshop with Web3D pioneer and 3D expert Tony Parisi will introduce WebGL development concepts in a hands-on session. Attendees will learn how to build a full, working WebGL application by creating a simple online game. Topics covered include graphics, animation, interactivity, 2D/3D integration, production tools and deployment.

    At 9:00am to 12:30pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Golden Gate 4-5, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

  • Backbone.js: Basics & Beyond

    by Sarah Mei

    The structure of web applications is changing. In the olden days,
    you'd generate all your HTML on the server and send it down to your
    clients - boom, end of story, except for maybe a few ajax calls back
    to the server for interactivity.

    At 1:45pm to 5:15pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Continental 5, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

  • Canvas Boot Camp

    by Gerred Dillon

    HTML5 and modern JavaScript brings a new, wonderful world upon developers that completely changes the vision for the web. This be a deeply technical (and incredibly fun!) workshop covering Canvas and game development. Attendees will leave with an understanding of not only the Canvas APIs - they will will undergo the experience of building a complete Canvas game from scratch.

    At 1:45pm to 5:15pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Golden Gate 4-5, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

  • Writing robust Node.js applications

    by Tom Hughes-Croucher

    In this tutorial we are going to build a clustered chat server that supports Socket.io. You'll learn how to build a real-time app that scales, doesn't fall over and is easy to extend and add features to. There are lots of tutorials that will teach you how to throw together some Node.js code. This tutorial isn't that.

    At 1:45pm to 5:15pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Continental 4, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

    Coverage slide deck

  • LGBT/Queer Meetup

    It's never too early to start networking at conferences! Grab a drink and bite to eat with speakers Nate Smith and Sean McBride, and other like minds at at this informal meet-n-greet as Fluent gets underway.

    At 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Golden Gate 6-7, Hilton San Francisco Union Square

  • Ignite

    Join us Tuesday, May 29 at 7pm for Ignite - a fun, high-energy series of “speed presentations” given by people like you in the JavaScript community.

    At 7:00pm to 8:00pm, Tuesday 29th May

    In Continental (4-5), Hilton San Francisco Union Square

Wednesday 30th May 2012