Archive for the ‘Presentation’ Category

Building Web Applications with MDV

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

MDV or “model-driven views”, eschews the concept of widgets in favor of template-based views which are behavior-based and update themselves when the data has changed.

Max Motovilov gave a presentation on MDV which was enlightening and thought provoking. He showed how he leveraged The Dojo Toolkit to create behaviors and data stores which update his views through his custom-built template system.

Max’s detailed presentation can be seen here, and you can also see the examples he used on GitHub.

Presentation: Why You Need a Front End Developer

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

I had the good fortune to be invited to speak at the DFW JavaMug last night, and created a presentation based on one of my more popular blogs, Why Your Company Needs A Front End Developer. Instead of addressing managers or decision makers, this one was geared toward server side developers. The premise is simple, though difficult: before hiring a second (or another) server side developer, make sure you have a good front end developer in place — and don’t try to do it all yourself. Telling an end-to-end developer that he shouldn’t do it all turns out to be in conflict with human nature and business. Often these are developers who are trying to please, and looking to be the “go-to guy”.

Regardless, the web is changing, thick clients are becoming more common, and front end technology is getting more complex. It’s harder to be a generalist, and it’s time to start thinking about specialists.

See the presentation here.

Video: The Fight Over HTML5

Monday, March 14th, 2011

The video for my high-energy presentation on the Fight Over HTML5 is now posted. You can see it here. The presentation is already online and you can see that here.

Presentation: The Fight Over HTML5

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

The Fight Over HTML5 I’ve posted my latest presentation that deals with the skirmish between the WHATWG and the W3C: which standards body should we listen to?

See the presentation here.

Presentation: How to get a Job as a Front End Developer

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I’m posting my presentation from last month’s meeting on how to get a job in the industry. This was a very thought-out presentation, as I felt a need to answer several questions that gets asked of me often – the most predominant of which was “How do I get started?”. This is not a tutorial on how to learn JavaScript, but more of a step by step process in what you should learn and where, and how you would then apply that knowledge to a career or even just side work.

  • Skills and subsets needed to be hirable
  • How and where to learn FED Skills
  • Job search preparation
  • Where to find job openings
  • How to write a resume
  • How to be a good interview

Much of this information applies to other fields as well (though if you’re not interested in Ajax, I’m not sure that you are reading this blog!). How to write a resume in particular has some insights that I’m guessing, based on some of the resumes that I’ve seen, may be of value to a lot of people.

View the presentation.

Video: Career Development Tips

Friday, September 10th, 2010

At our last meeting, we had the honor of having a guest speaker give a presentation on Business and Career Development Tips for AJAX Programmers.
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Presentation: SSJS, NoSQL, GAE, and AppEngineJS

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Eugene’s presentation for SSJS is now available. And the video is here.