[Singapore] Mozilla Developer Roadshow Presents What Makes the Web Work: VR on the web, CSS Layout and Grid, Emerging Standards

Description
Join us for to listen to our Mozilla speakers address key items that affect all of the browsers we use everyday: graphic design tools, build tools, frameworks and libraries, new HTML, CSS and JavaScript features landing in browsers. Let's also look at some of the bleeding edge technologies like WebVR, which include demos and an opportunity for attendees to experience it first hand during the networking hour! Come for the talks, stay for the social afterwards where we can continue to discuss how we can all work together to make the web amazing.

Logistics details
Doors open: 6pm
(Food and drinks served)
Talks begin at: 6.30pm
Event ends at: 9pm

WebVR: Using A-Frame to create powerful interactive experience on the web
WebVR has come a long way since its inception in 2014. Multiple browsers are shipping with the API, and tools, frameworks and file formats have emerged to support a growing community of developers. Join us for a casual evening of tech talks with the Mozilla VR team that's making virtual reality a reality on the web. This event will start with a brief intro into our 2017 Mozilla tech road map and then discuss A-Frame:

A-Frame (https://aframe.io) (http://i.imgur.com/2ZY51dZ.jpg) is a web framework for building VR experiences with HTML and Entity-Component (ECS). It was created by the Mozilla VR team to make 3D and WebVR content creation easier, faster, and more accessible. A-Frame makes WebVR simple by being just HTML, but brings along the ECS pattern from the game industry and adapts it to the DOM. ECS development centers around reusable, composable, and sharable modules that we mix and match on game objects.
The Mozilla team will give a brief introduction how easy and powerful it is to develop A-Frame, putting a spotlight on the blazing growth of the ecosystem, and showing off a few of the hundreds of community demos.


CSS Grid and Layout: Creating seamless user experience on the web
In the early years of the web, there were limits on where you could put content on a web page. Now, with CSS properties powering dynamic layouts in browsers, a renaissance in layout design patterns is emerging. With new tools available to simplify your design process, you’ll be able to build your ideal webpage layout without compromising the user experience. Learn how we can leverage CSS and related tools to craft innovative designs for the web. Get a firm grasp on new CSS tools to build webpages as close to your vision as possible.


Emerging Standards

What tools and technologies best benefits the people who design, develop, and use websites? Have you heard of WebAssembly? It’s fast. It’s being called “the future of the web”. It provides a way to run code written in multiple languages on the web at near native speed, with client apps running on the web that previously couldn’t have done so. And what's even better is that it is being developed as a web standard via the W3C WebAssembly Community Group with active participation from all major browser vendors. But what makes it fast and great for the web? Let's take a look at WebAssembly, as well as some other bleeding edge new web technologies from Mozilla in Firefox that makes web performance blazing fast.


SPEAKERS:

David Bryant
Mozilla Fellow, Emerging Technologies
As a Fellow in our Emerging Technologies organization, David is responsible for providing technical expertise and representation for engineering broadly in all aspects of company decision making.
In the past he has held a variety of roles leading product engineering, marketing, sales enablement and technology licensing businesses at Bell Laboratories, Sun Microsytems and Nokia. In the CTO unit at Nokia David's team prototyped emerging hardware and software technologies to accelerate delivery of differentiated mobile computing products. Throughout his career he has been motivated by building Internet and computing technology solutions for real-world problems that matter to people.

Jeremy Keith
Jeremy Keith lives in Brighton, England where he makes websites with the splendid design agency Clearleft. You may know him from such books as DOM Scripting, Bulletproof Ajax, HTML5 For Web Designers, and most recently Resilient Web Design.
He curated the dConstruct conference for a number of years as well as Brighton SF, and he organised the world's first Science Hack Day. He also made the website Huffduffer to allow people to make podcasts of found sounds—it's like Instapaper for audio files.
Jeremy spends most of his time goofing off on the internet, documenting his time-wasting on adactio.com, where he has been writing for over fifteen years.

Vitaly Friedman
Editor-in-Chief Smashing Magazine
Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. After working as a freelance designer and developer for six years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine, a leading online magazine dedicated to design and web development.
Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing Books. He currently works as editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine in the lovely city of Freiburg, Germany.


Hui Jing Chen
Web-developer & typography expert
Hui Jing Chen is a front-end engineer designing websites for companies. In September 2013 she got a job in the web industry and she has been busy learning new things and making cool stuff ever since.
She is an absolute expert on CSS grid and Chinese typography and besides that she is also active in the Singaporean Web community. Before her coding career she played basketball full-time for six years.

Fabien Benetou
Fabien Benetou is a WebVR Freelance Developer for startups and Fortune500 companies, Mozilla A-Frame contributor and passionate for new technologies and their applications. Fabien has been making WebVR content for a couple of years and has already lead dozens of workshops, for professionals or for the public at large, in Europe and the U.S.. His interest for virtual reality comes from a need to optimize personal information management and, to do so, finding the most efficient interfaces to create and consume information: namely VR and AR today.

PRODUCTION TEAM/ CONTACTS FOR QUESTIONS:

Sandra Persing
Global Developer Programs, DevRel Events and Sponsorship at Mozilla
Sandra works with the Developer Relations and marketing team at Mozilla. She spends a lot of time dreaming up and creating developer engagement programs and investing in DevRel events through sponsorship. As the producer of the 2017 Mozilla Developer Roadshow, she’s seen a lot in terminals both holding planes and bytes. She volunteers her time as a Director for Womene Who Code, and is the CoFounder of @DevRelSummit.

Ali Spivak
Developer Outreach, Mozilla
Ali leads a team at Mozilla that engages with developers through content, events, and community participation. Working closely with the product, engineering and marketing teams, she creates a shared developer outreach strategy and drive engagement that promotes an open and accessible web. As the sponsor for the 2017 Mozilla Developer Roadshow, Ali is passionate about keeping the web open and working on things developers love (like MDN).

Huge THANK YOU to PayPal Singapore team for making this happen at their awesome space!




Updates
  • The event description was updated. Diff 2017-08-04 15:15:21
Tue Sep 19, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM SGT
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