Web standards and browser capabilities are advancing rapidly and HTML5 is being more widely adopted by the market. There’s no better time to interact with talented web developers, and to promote the open, standardized future of the web.
Following our long-time advocacy for open video and our work on HTML5Video.org, this monthly meetup is targeted at developers and designers who wish to learn about web-development, collaborate in creating awesome web applications, share ideas and best practices and extend their skills.
We’re experimenting with a new monthly meetup format; The meetup begins with a short series of lightning talks followed by a collaborative group hacking session.
The Show & Tell section is a great kick-start for an evening of learning – it sparks interesting discussions and provides a stage for sharing ideas and skills.
Next, in the Hackfest we break up into groups to hack on projects in a hands-on collaborative environment.
Every 6 months we will hold the “Great Tournament” where groups are able to compete to win great prizes and funding for more significant product development of their projects.
Discussions From Last Meetup
The top discussions were –
- Mobile Web Apps (see kModerate) vs. Native Mobile Apps (General agreement seems to be that native apps eventually will be phased out).
- Frameworks for Mobile Web Apps development (Sencha Touch, Twitter’s Bootstrap, Foundation, jQueryMobile).
- Real-Time Collaboration Apps using Socket.io and Node.js.
- An open source online programming learning platform (more on this coming soon!).
Also, join us Nov. 29 for the webinar about Unifying the Flash and HTML5 Experiences.