My Bootstrap Presentation from HTML5 Denver
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last year, i worked on a huge redesign of taleo's ui with html5, twitter bootstrap and css3 . management thought it would take 6-9 months and my colleague ( vladimir bazarsky ) and i finished it in just over 3 months. yes, we encountered many, many cross-browser compatibility issues in the process. while in qa, we found and fixed over 750 issues. this was no small feat since the app was over 2 million lines of code and contained 1700 jsps.
after writing about working with bootstrap, i was contacted by my good friends, david geary and scott davis to speak at the html5 denver users group . scott was very persuasive with his words (a.k.a. lots of trash-talking) and i chuckled as i read one of the best emails i've ever received. i replied that his strategy worked, i'd come up with a excellent topic and agreed to speak in april.
much of the bootstrap content comes from dan vega . he built a bootstrap presentation last august using the html5 slide template for google i/o 2012 and put it on github . in an email to the bootstrap mailing list, he wrote "feel free to use the slide deck if you plan on telling others about this awesome product" and that's exactly what i did.
i updated all the statistics, added my redesign story, included a few slides on scalable and modular architecture for css and beautified it with trish's photos . i've published the result on github and encourage you to fork it.
speaking at html5 denver was a real treat. the venue, casselman's , was awesome. it has a huge room with a proper stage, sound system and lighting. if you've done something cool with html5 lately, i encourage you to signup for a 10-minute lightning talk next month .
not only was the venue great, but the cold guinness while speaking was delicious. it was also a nice networking opportunity. i met several folks afterwards and talked about what's next for me. my contract with taleo/oracle ends may 31st, hence the reason "free agent" is listed on my linkedin profile . i've got a few good opportunities so far, but nothing that i've agreed to yet. i expect negotiations to heat up in the coming weeks, so please let me know if you'd like a seat at the bargaining table.
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