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My videos (and others) from NCDevCon

09-22-2013 5,380 views Mobile, Development, Design, JavaScript, HTML5 10 Comments

NCDevCon is over and once again it was an incredible conference. What makes NCDevCon especially good is that all of the presentations are recorded and available to anyone to see. Here are my videos as well as some others I thought were good.

First up is my presentation on Brackets: Using Brackets to Awesome-ify your Web Development

Next is my presentation on HTML5. I really like this presentation. Practical HTML5

Finally, here is a very long presentation I did on PhoneGap. This was a last minute addition to cover for a speaker who had a family emergency. It isn't the most polished presentation I've done but it might still be of interest to folks. PhoneGap and Stuff

Now I'd like to share a few presentations I thought were particularly good. First is David Epler talking about web penetration and hacking tools. This is a scary presentation. Seriously. Next is John K. Paul with JavaScript - The Real Bad Parts.

Another incredibly good presentation, but one that is not online yet (check later, it was an Unconference and it was recorded, but it isn't available at time of publication), was Doug Shepers of the W3C talking about accessible data visualization. I cannot recommend it enough and it was one of the most interesting presentations I've seen in a long time.

I can say without a doubt I was incredibly happy with NCDevCon, both as a speaker and an attendee. If you can attend next year I definitely recommend you make it a priority!


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  • Danny #
    Commented on 09-23-2013 at 7:10 AM
    Thanks for the writeup. Is there an index where one can peruse all the videos available ?
  • Dan Fredericks #
    Commented on 09-23-2013 at 7:44 AM
    Thanks again for being at NCDevCon, did not get to talk to you or share a beer with you, but your HTML5 talk opened my eyes to some stuff that I will talk to my team about.
    I do agree with your, the team at NCDevCon know how to put on a great conference for us all.
  • Commented on 09-23-2013 at 3:22 PM
    Can you post your code samples?
  • Commented on 09-23-2013 at 3:35 PM
    @Danny I forgot to post the link for all the videos. You can find it here:

    As for the super cool Unconference thing I wanted folks to see, it is available as well:

    @Dan: Glad you liked it. :)

    @Derek: My practical HTML one - although a bit old - is up on GitHub -
  • danny #
    Commented on 09-23-2013 at 4:08 PM
    awesome oh bearded one, many thanks.
  • Commented on 09-25-2013 at 8:30 PM
    Doug is sort of a hermit. He really is an interesting guy doing some great work for W3C. Sometimes he will come out to JS meetups in the RTP area. I talked with him some at the end of NCDevCon and encouraged him to propose sessions for NCDevCon 2014. He seemed like he was interested in doing so. Thanks for being so gracious about substituting in the PhoneGap training session at the last minute.
  • Grae #
    Commented on 09-27-2013 at 10:15 AM
    Great presentations. Hate that i missed making it this year. I liked your points about HTML 5 and it'll be nice to stop pulling down JQuery UI and Validation for every app as you suggested.

    I did have a question, at the end of the Brackets presentation a guy walks up and starts talking about CF and running through the index page, module development, etc. He brings up people switching from CF and is he a dinosaur for using/sticking with CF.

    I'd be curious to know what the rest of that conversation was regarding CF. I face uphill battles defending CF and am wondering the same thing lately. I'm trying to expand my skill sets out, adopting and learning a lot of your suggestions on the blog, but still come back to CF as a core of what i like and want to keep using.

  • Commented on 09-27-2013 at 11:01 AM
    Honestly I don't remember what I said (was it in the recording). I can say that what you are doing (learning new skills) is what I'd recommend. I can get more detailed if you would like. :)
  • Grae #
    Commented on 09-27-2013 at 11:59 AM
    The conversation started in the recording but then it cut off pretty early in. I was curious where you saw CF fitting in and where it was going for CF developers which i believe is what he was asking.

    It seems there are fewer and fewer people out there pushing CF, using it, or defending it. I recently read that the Mach-II team has ended development,, and moved on from CF. It got me thinking that if even the "die hard" CF developers are not staying what does that mean.
  • Commented on 09-27-2013 at 4:06 PM
    I think I pretty much said - whether CF has a future or not - is that you should be updating your skills by adding new back end technologies and front end skills as well. Do not rely on just CF.