Webinar: Geolocation with Remy Sharp

Update 2011-09-09: Oh noes! We had a double dose of technical difficulties during this webinar. The BigBlueButton server froze and required a couple of reboots to get it working. It worked fine for the remainder of the session. Thanks to those who stuck around, and apologies to everyone for the problem.

On top of that, we had another recording failure. That is, we have a recording, but it has no audio. And as Remy demoed code rather than slides, there are no slides to share. We can post the recording if there’s interest, but it’s sadly lacking Remy’s narration. Double apologies for that.

Please join us on on Friday, September 9th at 16:00 UTC (convert to your local time), for a webinar on the Geolocation API, with Remy Sharp. Remy is well-known in web development circles, and was one of the first folks interviewed for our People of HTML5 series.

Geolocation is the topic for the September Dev Derby. Remy has indicated that this session will be light on slides and heavy on code, so get ready for some meaty stuff! Then whip up an awesome way to use geolocation and submit it to the Dev Derby.

Once again, we’re using BigBlueButton, thanks to Blindside Networks. (The recording issues with last month’s webinar were independent of BBB.)

Add this event to your calendar:

We’d like to get a rough estimate of how many people will be attending. If you happen to use Plancast and you expect to attend the webinar, please join the event on Plancast.

To join the webinar:

  1. Go to the BigBlueButton server for Mozilla.
  2. For Full Name, enter your name.
  3. Select “Mozilla Developer Network” in the Room list.
  4. For Password, enter MDNHacks.

Note: Big Blue Button uses Flash, so make sure you have the latest version installed, especially if you are running Mac OS X Lion.

We are planning to record the webinar and make it available for those who can’t attend to view later.

About Robert Nyman [Editor emeritus]

Technical Evangelist & Editor of Mozilla Hacks. Gives talks & blogs about HTML5, JavaScript & the Open Web. Robert is a strong believer in HTML5 and the Open Web and has been working since 1999 with Front End development for the web - in Sweden and in New York City. He regularly also blogs at http://robertnyman.com and loves to travel and meet people.

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  1. Michael Beckwith

    I’ll let others tune in for the live version and just wait for it to be posted online later.

    September 7th, 2011 at 13:20

  2. Bernhard Hofmann

    Maybe a secondary broadcast medium might be used in future.

    Guess we’ll all just be watching the recorded webinar that Remy does all on his own at home, pretending that he has an audience. Boo to BBB.

    September 9th, 2011 at 09:13

  3. Helen Neely

    I was very disappointed when the webinar did not go according to plan. Hope they fins another solution for future events.

    September 10th, 2011 at 06:26

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