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ForwardJS: San Francisco

Forward Thinkers of the Web Unite!

Simon MacDonald, Senior Software Scientist at Adobe
Bojan Djurkovic, Lead Software Engineer at Cvent
Ryan Christiani, Development Lead at HackerYou
Aidan Nulman, Partner at Isle of Code
Rami Sayar, Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Canada
Alex Blom, Managing Partner at Isle of Code
Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo, Engineer at Kickstarter
Rey Riel, Evangelist at Qlik Inc.
Jean-Philippe Cote, Professor & Artist at Edouard-Montpetit College

Topics include:

[NEW[ Building Mobile Apps with Vue.js [NEW[ Practical Promises [NEW] Breaking Down Design Patterns: Pub/Sub, Flux & Redux [NEW] Developing Desktop Apps with Electron & Ember Building Universal JavaScript Applications with React [NEW] Building Performant Hybrid Apps with Ember [NEW] Label Goes Here: A Talk About Diagrams Lunch Time! Morning Break! After Party! Afternoon Break!

Upcoming Forward Workshops

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April 7, 2017
Physical Computing for Web Developers
w/ Jean-Philippe Cote
Adobe Systems Canada
343 Preston St, Ottawa, CA K1S 1N4
April 7, 9:30am - 4:30pm

In this workshop, web developers will discover how they can leverage their existing web stack knowledge to interact with the good old analog world. They will learn how to use JavaScript to process data gathered by sensors and how to use that data to act upon the real, physical world. Web developers have most of the knowledge and skills necessary to get into physical computing. The only things missing are a bit of software knowledge (NW.js & Johnny-Five) and a bit of hardware knowledge (microcontrollers & sensors). This is what this workshop will provide. In essence, the goal is to show web developers a cheap and easy path for them to get into physical computing. At the end of the workshop, you will know enough to explore and use sensors (distance, movement, pressure, rotation, etc.) and actuators (motors, lights, etc.). Hopefully, this workshop will also reignite your passion for HTML, CSS and JavaScript by showing you exciting news ways in which these technologies can be used today.

*****Bonus: attendees get to keep all the workshop hardware so they can continue to experiment on their own. This starter kit includes an Arduino-compatible microcontroller, touch shield, piezo buzzer, distance sensor, buttons, LEDs and more (60$ value). The time has finally come to break out of the browser's security sandbox!

Price starting at C$210.00

Physical Computing for Web Developers
w/ Jean-Philippe Cote
April 8, 2017
NG2 for the beginner: Getting up and running with the CLI
w/ Rey Riel
Adobe Systems Canada
343 Preston St, Ottawa, CA K1S 1N4
April 8, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Components, Directives, Services, Pipes, Modules, Importing, Decorators. Angular 2 has a lot of moving parts which can build a big powerful front-end beast. But what if you just want to build a little site to show off your work? Or experiment with an idea? Does that mean you should go with something simpler? Actually, with the angular-cli small projects are super easy with angular 2 as well. Let's explore that together. Price starting at C$150.00

Prerequisite: Previous JavaScript knowledge is a must Install: NodeJS

NG2 for the beginner: Getting up and running with the CLI
w/ Rey Riel

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