LWS July 2014 - HTML5 APIs & Apps (#lwsHTML5)

Jul 21, 2014 · London, United Kingdom
London Web Standards - HTML5 APIs & Apps (#lwsHTML5)
General release tickets are available from this page on Friday, 18 July 1pm.
Greater London HouseHampstead RoadLondonNW1 7FB
Nearest tube station: Mornington Crescent.
Monday, July 21, 2014 at 6:30pm
"People don't give a f**k of JavaScript" by Aurelio De Rosa
People don't give a f**k of JavaScript. You shouldn't either. We are here to do stuff, whether you call them websites, web applications, web services or hybrid apps. People want to perform tasks, not listen to you talking about your favorite programming language. So, use the one you're more comfortable with and just release the next big thing. But, if your favorite language is JavaScript, let's write better code. What does better mean? Better for developers, better for devices, better for users.
In this talk, Aurelio will describe some of the latest HTML5 APIs, many of which still experimental, that can help you to develop great code. In a bunch of minutes, you'll see how to use: - The High Resolution Time and the User Timing APIs to help yourself testing your code performances; - The Page Visibility and the Battery Status APIs to take care of devices' resources; - The Vibration and the getUserMedia APIs to create better User Experiences.
About Aurelio, @AurelioDeRosa
Aurelio is a (full-stack) web and app developer with more than 5 years' experience programming using many languages, libraries, and frameworks. He is an expert of JavaScript and HTML5 APIs but his interests also include web security, web accessibility, SEO and WordPress. Currently he is self-employed working with the cited technologies. He is also a regular blogger for several networks, speaker, and author of the books "jQuery in Action, third edition" and "Instant jQuery Selectors".
"HTML5 App - Combine the best of both worlds - and make the world a better place" by Artur Ortega, and Russ Anderson
The world around us is full of colours and shades. Imagine to describe your current colour perception in just 12secs to a blind person!
As a web developer you probably want to automate such a complicated and demanding task in just a few lines of code and run it in a device you always have on you anyway, like your mobile phone, just in case a blind chap shows up, e.g. at #WebStandards.
The ingredients of our magic eye are quickly found:

mobile phone: Access to a built-in voice to read all the colours and shades you are pointing at.
HTML5: JavaScript which access a
App context: access to the camera to fill up the canvas with the outer world impression, we couldn't do with just html5 on our mobile phone.

Let's go on the ride with these ingredients and make the impossible happen in 25min: Make the world a little bit more accessible with our new magic html5 eye app.
I'll finish with some new ideas for the audience to follow this simple example which they can create a hacking weekend and feel proud on the work they achieved.
 About Artur, @DesignedByBlind
This blind computer scientist is working as a software architect in London, UK. With his 20 years' experience of software development in international and geographically distributed teams, he designs, optimizes and integrates business processes across different systems with the focus on state-of-the-art web and mobile technologies. He is using a screen-reader for his daily work. His experience regarding accessibility and usability of software, use of assistive technology and all technology related to the internet goes back to 1992, when he commenced his studies at the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany. Since those early days, he tries to drive everyone around him to support accessibility and design for all.
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