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  • Accessible HTML 5 Canvas? Really? How?

    by Richard Schwerdtfeger, David Bolter, Cynthia Shelly and Charles Pritchard

    This workshop will cover the technical details of how to create an accessible HTML DOM structure, tie it to the visible Canvas surface, additional Canvas APIs designed to fill in the accessibility gaps, and how to keep everything in synch. The workshop will compare the implementation state of canvas accessibility across browsers. Expect code samples, and lots of them!

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Town Lake Ballroom, Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake

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  • Building Great Games in HTML5

    by Erik Möller

    I took a platform game published on Win/Mac/iOS and its 100,000 line C++ code-base and turned it into an HTML5 game running on desktop, mobile and even TVs. This talk is the story of how that happened and also gives some great tips and tools for anyone aspiring to make games using HTML5.Building a game is never a trivial job and doing it on a platform in constant development can be even harder. That said, the advantages of HTML5 greatly outweighs the disadvantages. HTML5 is quickly turning into a great game development platform which offers well tested solutions to many of the peripheral problems you normally have to deal with when making games.With these solved for you already you can focus on creating a great game and an awesome user experience!I'll share what I've learned and hopefully the talk will make the process easier for anyone else building games in HTML5. I'll also talk about a new exciting open source project allowing you to leverage WebGL and COLLADA in your games.

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Town Lake Ballroom, Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake

  • Netflix and Twitter: What's Under the Hood

    by Keith Zoellner, Mary Arai and Matt Pfeil

    Web 2.0 entertainment companies like Netflix, Twitter and Facebook, seem to be able to address our every need. When we search for movies we love the Netflix system immediately spits a list out. If you're a new technology enthusiast you might be like many of us scratching our heads and saying to ourselves - how'd they do that?

    Apache Cassandra is a new platform, originally coined to address the changes and challenges arising with arising from cloud computing and the need to quickly leverage ‘big data’ coming into the database from new systems, like mobile devices, GPS, point of sale devices, new media, etc.

    The benefits of Cassandra come down to elasticity, availability and scalability.

    DataStax the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra, burst onto the scene last year evangelizing the benefits of Cassandra. The company works with industry leaders and start ups alike, including Netflix and Twitter to address the real business/consumer needs.

    This session would delve deeper into the new technologies like Apache Cassandra that allow the inner geeks in all of us to answer the age old question of how'd they do that?

    At 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Town Lake Ballroom, Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake

    Coverage audio clip

  • Dear Google & Bing: Help Me Rank Better!

    by Matt Cutts, Duane Forrester and Danny Sullivan

    If you build it, they might not come, if you haven't thought about how search engines view your web site. Forget testing for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Search engines are the common browser that everyone uses. The good news is that search engine optimization (SEO) doesn't mean terrible design or some type of black-magic trickery. Rather, there are good, sensible things that everyone should do that pleases both search engines and human visitors. In this session, representatives from Google and Bing provide this type of advice. They'll even get you up to speed on the impact that social media is playing on search results. Even better, it's all Q&A. Bring your top questions about how they rank sites and get answers directly from the source.

    At 5:00pm to 6:00pm, Saturday 10th March

    In Town Lake Ballroom, Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin-Town Lake

    Coverage audio clip