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Winter Party Edition With a Special Guest

December 7, 19:00

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Crea, Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, Amsterdam

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Continuing the tradition, AmsterdamJS is here to make your winter evenings more exciting with great talks and cozy community gathering. This December we'll have our special guest and friend visiting Amsterdam, with a talk about hidden features of the Web Platform that you never heard about.
The event will be hosted at a proven, professional venue Crea (with a great bar next to it), as well as live streamed and recorded as all of our talks are. This would not be achievable without our partners and supporters: this event was possible thanks to Evolution Gaming.

Event Schedule 18:00 - Doors open - snacks, beer, socialization 19:00 - Introduction and announcements 19:10 - "I didn’t know the browser could do that!" by Sam Bellen @sambego 19:40 - TBD (submit your talk) 20:00 - Short break 20:10 - TBD 20:40 - Beers and Talks at Crea Cafe till Midnight

Talk 1: I didn’t know the browser could do that!

The times when a browser simply had to parse and show some markup are long gone. These days they are full of interesting APIs exposing various information and behaviour to web developers. This talk will walk you through a few of these APIs (speech, speech recognition, media recorder, location, ...), some of which you might know, some maybe not. I will show a quick example of what some of these APIs can do, and how to use them.
The talk does not require any previous experience except some basic JavaScript knowledge. It will focus on a set of browser APIs and explain them with a fun demo and some code examples. At the end of the talk there will be a demo where I combine some of these APIs to create a personal assistant (think Siri, but cuter 😺). At the end of the talk I want the audience to realize that the web has more potential than just showing some information.
About Sam Bellen @sambego

I'm a front-end developer at madewithlove, a small app development company based in Belgium, but with employees all over the world. For my day to day job I'm in charge of creating challenging user interfaces and make applications nice to work with. 
After office hours I like to play around with the web-audio API, and other "exotic" browser APIs. One of my side projects is a library to add audio effects to an audio input using JavaScript. When I'm not behind a computer, you can find me playing the guitar, having a beer at a concert, or trying to snap the next perfect picture.

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