Rocky Mountain Software Symposium
November 18 - 20, 2011 - Denver, CO
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Forward Leaning Software Engineer
Brian Sletten is a liberal arts-educated software engineer with a focus on forward-leaning technologies. His experience has spanned many industries including retail, banking, online games, defense, finance, hospitality and health care. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and lives in Auburn, CA. He focuses on web architecture, resource-oriented computing, social networking, the Semantic Web, data science, 3D graphics, visualization, scalable systems, security consulting and other technologies of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. He is also a rabid reader, devoted foodie and has excellent taste in music. If pressed, he might tell you about his International Pop Recording career.
People are confused about the status of HTML 5. Is it ready? Is it not? What is part of the spec and what isn't? We'll talk about the situation in the "HTML 5 and the Kitchen Sink" discussion, but as always, the proof is in the pudding. We will introduce the most exciting new features of HTML 5 and its related technologies and build examples that use them.
We will work with real code covering:
The new input elements Editable content Canvas Element and its related 2D APIs for drawing and animation Audio and Video elements and how to use fallbacks for codec coverage Browser native drag and drop Local storage Web Workers Websockets The Geolocation API Web DB (SQL in the browser!) This workshop will assume no special knowledge of HTML 5 and should be accessible to any web developers.
Bring your laptops. This is a hands-on workshop.
The first in a series of talks that are part of an arc covering next-generation information-oriented, flexible, scalable architectures. The ideas presented apply to both external and internal-facing systems.
The REpresentational State Transfer (REST) architectural style has emerged as a winning strategy for building scalable, flexible, resilient systems that lead with an information focus. Far from being the simple "Web Services through URLs" idea many people have about them, REST-based systems require a new perspective, a fair amount of consideration and the discipline to look beyond simple point-to-point interactions.
The benefits are exciting and provide a gateway to a whole new world of information technology. This first talk will be an introductory session covering the basics of the REST architectural style.
The second in a series of talks that are part of an arc covering next-generation information-oriented, flexible, scalable architectures. The ideas presented apply to both external and internal-facing systems.
People already familiar with REST (or who have attended the first session) will be walked through the deeper topics of building Level 3 Hypermedia-based RESTful systems, security, content negotiation, etc.
The fourth of a series of talks that are part of an arc covering next-generation information-oriented, flexible, scalable architectures. The ideas presented apply to both external and internal-facing systems.
The Web of Documents we are so familiar with is being extended with the technologies of the Semantic Web. Information will be freed from its containers and connected regardless of where it comes from. Building on the concepts of REST services and the Web Architecture, we will introduce the Resource Description Framework (RDF) as the basis of a new collection of tools for information sharing and integration. Once the information is woven together, we will want to query it and produce new information resources with technologies like the SPARQL query language.
People already familiar with REST and the Web (or who have attended the REST sessions) will be given both conceptual and technical examples of how and why these technologies are laying the foundation of future information systems.
The fifth in a series of talks that are part of an arc covering next-generation information-oriented, flexible, scalable architectures. The ideas presented apply to both external and internal-facing systems.
Once we have a flexible and extensible data model like RDF, we will want to find ways to weave it into our documents to make them easier to organize, find and extract value from on the Web. This talk will highlight techniques for adopting RDFa but will also motivate attendees to dig deeper by showing them how it is already being used by the biggest names on the Web. Improve your search results and allow your customers to leverage relevant information for their own purposes.
You understand how important it is to be on the Web. Come learn how important it is to be on the Web of Data.
We are far from the early days of ugly HTML. We have sophisticated visualization tools available to us now to help our users consume complex data in attractive and informative ways.
Come hear how you can adopt these visualization systems (calling them libraries is inappropriate) today.
This talk will introduce:
- SVG in the Browser
- Reusable widgets from the Simile Project