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DETAILS:Should you attend? Hellz yeah. Here’s why.

HTML5.tx is the premier event for web designers, developers and technologists in Texas. This event will be a place for people of all disciplines and backgrounds to learn from web experts and each other about HTML, CSS, JavaScript and the future of the web.

And we mean ALL disciplines and backgrounds. Developers and designers are welcome. Front-end and back-end developers will find something of interest. PHP, Rails, .NET, Python, JavaScript, and everything else will be there. We want you here. Love your browser of choice like a member of your family? Come tell us why. No matter what you do or who you are, if you love the web, you can expect to be surrounded with some of the best web-heads in Texas and beyond.

HTML5.tx will feature a great line-up of speakers, social events the night before and after the event, and people from most of the web technologies out there. You don’t want to miss it.

When, Where & Cost

October 8, 2011

St. Edwards University, Ragsdale Center

8am to 5pm

With some extra-curricular activities (likely the day before and after) to be announced closer to the event.


Go register already.

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SCHEDULE:We’ll post videos later. You won’t miss anything.

Friday, October 7th


7:00pm – 10:00pm Welcome reception/party for all attendees

Saturday, October 8th

Jones Auditorium

7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:20am Keynote Panel
9:30 – 10:20am The Possibilities of Display Box and WebKit Animation
10:20 – 11:10am Modernizr, YepNope, and Pollyfills
11:20 – 12:10pm HTML5 Video
12:10 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:50pm Fun and Games with CSS3
1:50 – 2:40pm HTML Motion Design with Adobe Edge
2:40 – 3:30pm HTML5 JavaScript On Crack
3:30 – 4:20pm Writing Less Code with CSS3
4:20 – 5:00pm Closing Session

Saturday, October 8th

Mabee Ballroom C

7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:20am Closed for Keynote Panel
9:30 – 10:20am The HTML5 Element DOM Interface
10:20 – 11:10am CSS3 Selectors
11:20 – 12:10pm HTML5 Geolocation for People Who Don’t Love to Code
12:10 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 1:50pm The Responsive Web – Programming for the Users
1:50 – 2:40pm The HTML5 Design Smackdown
2:40 – 3:30pm Doing More with LESS for CSS3
3:30 – 4:20pm HTML5: Web Forms 2.0
4:20 – 5:00pm Closed for Closing Session

Saturday, October 8th

Maloney Room

7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:20am Closed for Keynote Panel
9:30am – 12:00pm Open Spaces and Hackathon
12:10 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00 – 4:20pm Open Spaces and Hackathon
4:20 – 5:00pm Closed for Closing Session
5:30pm – Midnight After Party, Hackathon Continues
SPEAKERS:Check out this lineup.

Christopher Schmitt

HTML5 Geolocation for People Who Don’t Love to Code

The founder of Heat Vision, a small new media publishing and design firm, Christopher Schmitt is an award-winning Web designer who has been working with the Web since 1993. As a sought-after speaker and trainer, Christopher regularly demonstrates the use and benefits of practical standards-based designs. He is Co-Lead of the Adobe Task Force for the Web Standards Project (WaSP) in addition to being a contributing member of its Education Task Force. Author of numerous Web design and digital imaging books, including Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites and CSS Cookbook, Christopher has also written for MSDN, .net Magazine, New Architect Magazine, A List Apart, Digital Web, and Web Reference.

Estelle Weyl

HTML5: Web Forms 2.0

A dev consultant, Estelle Weyl has coded for Kodakgallery, Yahoo! and Apple. Estelle provides HTML5 and CSS3 tutorials and detailed grids of browser support in her blog at She is the co-author of HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World (Sitepoint, May 2011) and the upcoming Mobile HTML5 (O’Reilly, October 2011). While not coding, she works in construction, de-hippifying her 1960′s throwback abode.

Mike Wilcox

HTML5 Video

Mike Wilcox is Director of Technology for a fast growing startup in Frisco Texas, BetterVideo where he is in charge of front end engineering and the online video services. Mike is a regular speaker on AJAX and other web technologies, having spoken at many conferences including the Rich Web Experience, and DallasTechFest. His open source work is on display in the Dojo Toolkit, where as a committer, he’s implemented many of the multimedia technologies including the Multi-File Uploader, Audio, Video, and the vector-based DojoX Drawing.

Kyle Simpson

HTML5 JavaScript on Crack

Kyle Simpson is a JavaScript Systems Architect from Austin, TX. He focuses on JavaScript, web performance optimization, and “middle-end” application architecture. If something can’t be done in JavaScript or web stack technology, he’s probably bored by it. He runs several open-source projects, including LABjs, HandlebarJS, and BikechainJS. Kyle works as a Software Engineer on the Development Tools team for Mozilla.

Matthew Carver

The Responsive Web – Programming For The Users

Matt is a front-end developer, HTML5 evangelist, CSS3 experimenter, UX advocate, and grade A nerd. In his time with Click Here, a digital agency in Dallas, he’s worked with clients such as American Airlines, Chick-Fil-A, the Dallas Morning News, Dodge, and the Home Depot. When he isn’t turning PSD dreams into digital reality, he’s watching Star Trek with his Jack Russell or searching for the world’s best taco.

Todd Anglin

Doing More with LESS for CSS

Todd Anglin is Chief Evangelist for Telerik, a leading vendor of development, team productivity, and automated testing tools, as well as UI components and content management solutions. Todd is an active author and speaker, focusing on HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, and modern web development technologies, a Microsoft MVP, ASP Insider, an O’Reilly author, and curator of

Garann Means

Writing Less Code with CSS3

Garann has been making websites for 15 years. After years of Java and C#, she returned to her first love, front-end development. These days she focuses on writing JavaScript, along with its charming buddies HTML and CSS. She lives here in Austin, where she’s remodeling a giant house and is currently funemployed.

Brandon Satrom

The HTML5 Design Smackdown

Brandon is a web evangelist for Microsoft, based in Austin, TX. A unapologetic lover of the web, Brandon loves to talk about HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Open Source and whatever new shiny tool or technology has distracted him from that other thing he was working on (like CoffeeScript). Brandon loves writing and speaking and loves hanging out with and learning from other passionate developers.

Chris Ruppel

Fun and Games with CSS3

Chris Ruppel spends his days contributing front-end and Drupal development expertise to Four Kitchens here in Austin, TX, having worked with clients such as The Economist, Yale University, and Al Jazeera English. Chris is an active contributor to the Drupal 8 HTML5 Initiative, helping Drupal utilize the next wave of web awesomeness. When he pries away from the computer, Chris is out playing disc golf, swimming, or getting a healthy dose of Austin’s live music.

Mark Anders

HTML Motion Design with Adobe Edge

Mark Anders is an Adobe Fellow focused on enabling designers and developers to build the next generation of Internet user experiences. He is currently leading the team creating a new tool, Adobe Edge, which is a Motion and Interaction Design tool for HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript. Previously, he led the creation of Adobe Flash Catalyst, and Adobe Flash Builder.

Prior to joining Adobe, Mark worked at Microsoft where he co-founded the ASP.NET team and led the creation of ASP.NET and the .NET Framework.

He lives and works in San Francisco.

Alex Sexton

Modernizr, YepNope, and Polyfills

Alex Sexton is a Labs Engineer at Bazaarvoice in Austin, TX. He is a member of the Modernizr team, and the creator of yepnope.js. He has a great interest in 3rd party and large app javascript. He is also a Co-host of the yayQuery podcast, the current organizer of the TXJS conference in Austin, and a regular at the Austin JavaScript meetup in town. Come say hi.

Jake Smith

CSS3 Selectors

Jake Smith is an Interactive Software Engineer at RAPP. Jake has been developing websites for over 10 years and is passionate about speaking/sharing on web development topics. These days you can find Jake helping organize such groups as DallasPHP, Lone Star PHP Conf and Barcamp Dallas.

Mike Taylor

The HTML5 Element DOM Interface

Mike Taylor works as a Web Opener on the Developer Relations and Tools team at Opera Software. While it has been claimed that Mike is not your neighborhood HTML5 bully, his authority on {subject} is irrefutable. Those who dare question him shall be taunted accordingly. Lorem ipsum dolor.

Clay Benson

The Possibilities of Display Box and WebKit Animation

Clay Benson likes things that are mobile – it doesn’t really matter whether it’s his 1954 Cadillac or a mobile optimized web interface.

When Mutual Mobile’s lead mobile web developer isn’t restoring vintage cars, he’s reinventing mobile web for clients including Oracle and BancVue. His experience with HTML5, CSS3/WebKit and Javascript enables him to produce mobile sites with native-like functionality, while his design background helps him intimately understand what people want from mobile web.

Before joining the Austin-based mobile development company, Clay worked as an R&D Engineer for Demand Media and founded a small web development/auto restoration shop.

REGISTER:Here’s what you get for $79.00!
Over 8 hours of great speakers, content and time with the greatest web minds around. We’ll make you smarter.
A sweet t-shirt that lets all your friends know just how rad you really are. Just don’t wear it at the conference, you’ll be “that guy.”
Coffee in the morning and at lunch. We’ll keep you awake one way or another. We’ve hired students to slap anyone caught dozing off.
Access to any and all pre and post parties associated with the event. Let’s hang out and make connections.
Access to any un-conferences or hackathons associated with the event. Lots and lots of geekery.
A bag of swag. Stuff We All Get. Guaranteed to incur the jealousy of your coworkers.

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