Category Archives: Events

Audio for the masses

The video above is from LXJS – the Lisbon JavaScript conference, which happened more than a month ago. I gave this talk past week again at VanJS, so I decided it was time for that belated write up on this talk.

If you want to follow along, or play with the examples, the slides are online and you can also check out the code for the slides.

As I’ve given this talk several times I keep changing bits of the content each time depending on what the audience seems more interested in, plus I also sometimes improvise stuff which I don’t remember when writing the final write up, so if you were at any of the talks and see that something’s missing or different now you know why! I’ve also added a section at the end with frequent questions I’ve been asked, hope that’s useful for you too.

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Berlin Web Audio Hack Day

As I hinted in my previous Berlin-related post, I’m going to be participating in another event from JSFest.berlin (note this is a real domain!).

The event is the Web Audio Hack Day, and I’m told that it’s sold out already (!!!) but you can try and add yourself to the waiting list just in case someone can’t attend.

This will be held at the SoundCloud office, so we’ve been promised an amazing sound system. We’ll have to produce something worthy!

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

“Just turn it into a node module”, and other mantras Edna taught me

Here are the screencast and the write up on the talk I gave today at One-Shot London NodeConf. As usual I diverge a bit from the initial narrative and I forgot to mention a couple of topics I wanted to highlight, but I have had a horrible week and considering that, this has turned out pretty well!

It was great to meet so many interesting people at the conference and seeing old friends again! Also now I’m quite excited to hack with a few things. Damn (or yay!).

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Extensible Web Summit Berlin

Alexanderplatz

Speculation increased, people asked if I was going to speak at JSConf.EU–well, no!

But I’ll be in Berlin for part of that week, as I’ll be involved in at least one of the JSFest events though.

The one I can announce for now is the Extensible Web Summit which is the second edition of the unconference for web standards that already happened in San Francisco past March.

On the other hand, my not-so-secret ambition is to be seeing a bit of Berlin too, because… I love that city! Past year I hardly had any chance to do that, and I have also been wanting to visit the Computer Spiele Museum for the last three years, when I was in Berlin and found about the museum right before leaving back to Spain. Other than that I don’t have any specific plan, but I wouldn’t mind if you let me know about the places with good coffee!

I will also be hanging around during “social events” time! Super yay!

Speaking at OneShotLondon NodeConf

“Just turn it into a node module,” and other mantras Edna taught me

The story of leaving behind a random mix of Python + php + bash + makefile + Scons scripts to totally embrace using Node, modules, standard callbacks, browserify, and friends to build toys that bleep and bloop with MIDI, WebGL and Web Audio.

As you can maybe deduct, this might not be your average super expert node.js talk, but a story of learning with a non-appointed mentor and an spontaneous community, and improving and making the most out of node.js—and how it informed and shaped the rest of my coding philosophy, both inside and outside of Mozilla.

I must confess that I’m really humbled and flattered to be amongst this amazing line up of true node experts.

UUUUUUUHHH THE EXPECTATIONS!—feeling a bit like an impostor now.

Next next Saturday 19th of July. See you there? :-)