“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? :-)
There is going to be a Web Audio Conference for the first time and it’s going to happen in Paris, next January 2015.
This is co-organised by IRCAM and Mozilla, and I’m excited to be involved as part of the technical committee.
Call for papers is open until October the 10th.
*** GO GO GO AND SUBMIT AWESOME STUFF ***
TL;WR*: a mostly social event, great for meeting the authors of those modules you see scroll past when you run npm install and it installs half of the internet. Also, lots of presentations on somewhat hipster stuff which I not always understood, but that’s great–I like not understanding it all from the get go, so I can learn something. And some discussion about physical and mental health and better community building and other important non purely technical stuff that usually never gets the chance to be discussed in tech conferences.
I wanted to understand how the Web Audio Vocoder demo by Chris Wilson worked but I didn’t feel like reading the whole code upfront, so I decided to open it using the new Web Audio inspector that you can find in Firefox Nightly.
The Web Audio inspector will render a graph with all the nodes in the current Audio Context, so it’s ideal to get a feel for the vocoder’s internal structure.
And the structure is PRETTY COMPLEX, as you can see in this massive GIF:
Here’s the Vocoder code, just in case you want to read it too!
Full credits for the Audio Inspector go to Jordan Santell, also of Dancer.js fame! :-)
I’m ultrathrilled that I’ll be speaking at Lisbon’s LXJS next month. Wait no, it’s THIS MONTH already! Aaaah!
And funny and unbelievable as it might sound because Portugal is nearby Spain, I’ve never been to Portugal, so I’m even more excited to be finally visiting our neighbours. Yay Southern Europe!
My talk is –guess what?– about Web Audio.
I still don’t quite know at which exact day (27 or 28th of June) or at which time I will be speaking, so you should check the schedule. But if you’re still not totally sure about going to the conference, just look at the speakers line up. It’s so full of amawesome people! :-O