Even Faster Web Sites
Presenter: Steve Souders
Building a better web with HTML5
Presenter: Ben Schwarz
Devices have caught up; That is, our technology dreams from the mid 90’s have finally been realised. However since this time, HTML has lay dormant. We’ve been through a decade of tech wasteland. It’s time to change the status quo and take back the web.
During my session we’ll look at where the future of HTML lies, including new structural elements. You’ll also grasp an introduction to associated technologies that have come into popularity with the steam of HTML5: SVG, Web Sockets, Web Workers, Geo-location and making applications useful offline.
Enriching large data sets
The ins and outs of APIs and RDFa
Presenter: Paul Hagon
Libraries contain masses of beautifully structured data collected over many years. But these records may have their flaws and might now want to be used in ways, such as location based services, that weren’t imagined 30 years ago. How can we use existing API’s and web services to enrich this data to enable it to be used in a variety of ways. This data also needs to be exposed for others to use and build upon. With the recent release of the Government response to the Web 2.0 taskforce, how can institutions comply with these recommendations by providing their data in usable forms for the public. What’s involved in building an API into our resources and how can our data be given more meaning through semantic linkages like RDFa?
Presenter: Patrick Lee
Location, location, geolocation
Presenter: Max Wheeler
Raphaël: native web vector graphics library
Presenter: Dmitry Baranovskiy
As SVG and Canvas come of age, every developer who loves standards is wanting to use them in production to make eye-popping effects. But then they come up against the inevitable lack of support in IE6 to 8, and promptly give up the ghost.
Fear not! Raphaël provides a developer friendly API to create graphics that work in Firefox 3.0+, Safari 3.0+, Opera 9.5+ and Internet Explorer 6.0+. Yes, you read that correctly, IE6.
In this session Dmitry Baranovskiy, Raphaël’s creator will walk you through its possibilities and will open up new horizons for web graphics that will work in all almost every browser.
HTML5 Audio and Video
Using these exciting new elements in practice
Presenter: Silvia Pfeiffer
Building mobile web apps
Making real apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android using web technologies
Presenter: Myles Eftos
This session will look at the mobile web development lifecycle from building a prototype in the browser, integration with the phone, app submission and some basic marketing tricks.