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Web Directions Code wrap up and slides

The first ever Web Directions Code really could not have been better. It was so great to bring something new to Melbourne and for it to be an out of the box success, and to meet so many interested and active developers from across the street, across the ditch, and across the globe. Big thanks to everyone who was there, as well as all our speakers. Here’s a couple of nice write ups that have their own collections of resources and notes:

In a couple of weeks time we hope to have some videos online, so watch this space, but in the meantime I thought I’d also share with you all the links and resources from each of the presentations. Not the same as being there of course :)

Day 1: HTML5

Device APIs,closing the gap – Dave Johnson (@davejohnson)
HTML5 Messaging – Damon Oehlman (@damonoehlman)
Getting all touchy feely with the mobile web – Andrew Fisher (@ajfisher)
Implementing video conferencing in HTML5 – Silvia Pfeiffer (@silviapfeiffer)
The HTML5 History API, PushState or Bust! – Anson Parker (@anson)
Fantastic forms for mobile web – Tammy Butow (@tammybutow)
Drag and drop and give me twenty – Max Wheeler (@makenosound)
Getting off(line) – John Allsopp (@johnallsopp)
Designing in the browser – Divya Manian (@divya)

Day 2: JavaScript

JavaScript, Enter the Dragon – Dmitry Baranovskiy (@dmitrybaranovsk)
NPM, Node’s Personal Manservant – Jed Schmidt (@jedschmidt)
Truthiness, falsiness and other JavaScript gotchas – Anette Bergo (@anettebgo)
The main event, beyond event listeners – Damon Oehlman (@damonoehlman)
Getting closure – Mark Dalgleish (@markdalgleish)
Debugging secrets for the lazy developer – Ryan Seddon (@ryanseddon)
Party like it’s 1999, write JavaScript like it’s 2012 – Tony Milne (@tonymilne)




CommonJS and AMD

Clientside templates for reactive UI – Tim Oxley (@secoif)
HTML5 technologies and game development – Rob Hawkes (@robhawkes)

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[Web Directions] is a delicious mix of things educational, social and mind-blowing. It’s time out from the hurly-burly to step back, get some perspective, and develop new ways forward, fortified with a whole lot of new stuff in your head.

Chris Stephens Technology Director, Mozo