As with the Extensible Web Summit, we wrote some notes collaboratively. Here are the notes for the Web Audio Hackday!
We started the day with me being late because I took a series of badly timed bad decisions and that ended up in me taking the wrong untergrund lines. In short: I don’t know how to metro in Berlin in the mornings and I’m still so sorry.
I finally arrived to Soundcloud’s offices, and it was cool that Jan was still doing the presentations, so Tiffany gave me a giant glass of water and I almost drank it all while they finished. Then I set up my computer and proceeded to give my talk/workshop!
It was an improved and revised version of the beta-talk I gave at Mozilla London past past week:
Note to self: maybe remove red banners behind me if wearing a red shirt, so as not to blend with them
I accidentally ended up attending JSConf.eu 2014–it wasn’t my initial intent, but someone from Mozilla who was going to be at the Hacker Lounge couldn’t make it for personal reasons, and he asked me to join in, so I did!
I hung around the lounge for a while every day, but at times it was so full of people that I just went downstairs and talked hacks & business while having coffee, or simply attended some of the talks instead. The following are notes from the talks I attended and from random conversations on the Hallway and Hacker Lounge tracks ;)
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.
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!
“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? :-)