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HTML5 Web App Hackathon!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Mountain View, CA

HTML5 Web App Hackathon!

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We're at the precipice of the web app revolution.  Applications are switching from native code to web based, and HTML5 is the powerful platform that enables developers to create these native feeling applications and games.

The HTML5 Web App Hackathon is an event for developers to socialize, network, and learn.  During the hackathon, we'll cover the end to end process of developing an HTML5 application, publicizing with Chrome Webstore and finally monetizing with In-App Payments.

Specifically we'll be covering the following APIs:

  • Web Audio
  • Web Fonts
  • History
  • File System
  • Canvas
  • App Cache
  • Web Workers
  • Transitions
  • Chrome Web Store
  • In- App Payments

After the presentation, you'll have the opportunity to create teams and hack on something together or build on something that we'll provide.  At the end of they day, teams and individuals will present what they've created and we'll vote on the best app/game.  The winning team/individual will take home some awesome prize(s).

Below is the itinerary for the day:

11:45-12pm - Check-in
12-1:30pm - Lunch is served & Presentation
1:30-2pm - Pitches & Team organization
2-7pm - Hacking
7-8pm - Dinner is served & Finish hacking
8-9pm - Drinks, Presentations & Voting.

Your hacking guides will be:

Pete LePage

Pete joined Google in 2011 as a Developer Advocate working on the Chrome Web Store team and the open web platform. He's been designing websites since his early days in high school, evolving from overlapping , and tags on GeoCities to properly styled CSS, managed hosted websites. Pete works with the web developer community to build awesome new web applications using open web technologies like HTML5 and CSS3. He can often be found traveling the world with his friends, seeing both exotic and ordinary sites, or in a black and white dark room printing something he shot with a film camera!

Boris Smus

Boris is a Developer Programs Engineer on the Google Chrome team. Before joining Google, he lived on a tropical island in the Atlantic. Earlier still, Boris worked on iWeb and iWork.com at Apple. He has a MS in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. Boris spends his leisure time making music and enjoying the great outdoors.

Eric Bidelman

Eric is a Developer Programs Engineer on Google's Chrome Developer Relations team. Over the last two years he's worked on various developer focused products, including Google Docs, Sites, Health, and OAuth. Recently, Eric joined the Chrome team to help spread HTML5 goodness around the globe. Prior to Google, Eric worked as a software engineer at the University of Michigan where he designed rich web applications and APIs for the university's 19 libraries. 

Nadim Ratani

Nadim is a Developer Programs Engineer on the Commerce Team at Google. He works closely with external developers, helping them understand APIs and how to integrate them into workflows. An experienced software developer, he has previously worked in Oil and Gas in Calgary and at IBM in Toronto. His calling in life is travelling the world, in search of the perfect bowl of Phở.


Daniel Hermes

Dan is a Developer Programs Engineer at Google working on the Commerce team. He is kind of a nut; a sports nut, a Python nut and a problem solving nut. Prior to Google, he worked at a healthcare startup in Silicon Valley and before that graduated from the University of Michigan with BS degrees in Mathematics and Economics (seriously, not BS-ing you). Born and bred a midwestern boy, Dan can't get enough California sunshine (or HTML5, Number Theory, Javascript, Linear Algebra,...)

Peng Ying

Peng is a Developer Programs Engineer for Google Commerce. He's helped thousands of developers integrate the Commerce APIs since 2007.  Having written docs, sample code and client libraries for multiple commerce APIs he's an expert in enabling monetization for your web app. 

Mihai Ionescu

Mihai is a Developer Advocate with the Google Developer Relations team. He is passionate about building API frameworks and teaching developers how to use them. Mihai joined Google in 2003 and worked on Google Desktop and Google Chrome. Lately he is focusing on HTML5 and open web technologies and particularly on Chrome as a developer platform for rich web applications. Prior to Google, Mihai worked at Microsoft on Internet Explorer, Java VM, and .NET.

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Google Mountain View CL-3
1300 Crittenden Lane
Mountain View, CA 94043

Thursday, August 11, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)


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