Webinar: Canvas with Rob Hawkes

Update 2011-11-10: Video of this webinar is now available:

You can download the code that Rob demos in the webinar.

You might also check out the recording of the webinar created by BigBlueButton. It syncs the audio with the slides and chat window using Popcorn.js. On the downside, BBB starts recording as soon as anyone joins the conference audio bridge, which in this case happened an hour before the webinar started. Fast-forward to time 58:20 for the start of the webinar.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 8th at 17:00 UTC (convert to your local time) for a webinar on using the Canvas API, with our own Rob Hawkes, author of Foundation HTML5 Canvas.

Canvas is the topic for the November Dev Derby. Rob is planning to show how to make an image editor for avatars using Canvas. Spark your imagination with the webinar, create some new and amazing use of Canvas, and submit it to the Dev Derby.

We will use BigBlueButton for web-conferencing, and will avoid using the feature that led to the server problems with the September webinar. We will be recording the session, and I promise to double- and triple-check the recording set-up in advance :-)

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

    About Janet Swisher

    Janet is the Community Lead and Project Manager for MDN Web Docs. She joined Mozilla in 2010, and has been involved in open source software since 2004 and in technical communication since the 20th century. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and a standard poodle.

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  1. Thomas

    When I click on the “Google Calendar” button, I get a popup for adding the *previous* webinar (with Remy Sharp, September 9th) on my calendar :/

    November 1st, 2011 at 13:56

    1. Janet Swisher

      Fixed now. Sorry!

      November 1st, 2011 at 14:59

  2. Juan Eladio

    Wrong link in “Add this event to your calendar:”

    November 1st, 2011 at 14:56

  3. cwebba1

    Wish to see but your interface is FLASH. Think about switching to HTML5 soon. Maybe you can post it as a video?

    November 8th, 2011 at 10:03

    1. Janet Swisher

      Video of the webinar is forthcoming.

      We don’t have an HTML-based solution for web conferencing with streaming yet. BigBlueButton is an open source project. I’m sure they’d love to have your help in replacing Flash.

      November 8th, 2011 at 13:26

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