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JavaScript as the centerpiece of a complex web stack

From Photoshop to your Refrigerator : JS Everywhere!

Submitted by Gaurav Ramanan (@gaurav21r) on Monday, 1 September 2014

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Beginner

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Full talk

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Objective

JavaScript is now one of the most used programming languages ever. Its reach is permeating far beyond the front end of the web. This talk is a guide for JS developers to see how vast the opportunities are for them cutting across technologies and even industries.

Description

The talk begins with a short history of Javascript, little interesting tidbits on the browser wars, the demise of Netscape & ReBirth as firefox. The birth and evolution of JS and how JS has been reinvented by Google and others. And just how popular JS is today (Github Stats etc.)?

The 2nd part is a really quick take on where we can use Javascript. The following will be covered really quickly with stunning examples!

Front End with jQuery etc, Advanced front end with Dojo / Closure Library, HTML5 Applications like 3D (WebGL), Audio API, SVG, Realtime communication with WebRTC, Plugins Inside Adobe Products (Illustrator, Photoshop, After effects etc.), Plugins inside Word 2013, Google Apps Script used within Docs, Spreadsheet, Gmail, Graph Api from Facebook, JS as a compiler (Less, Stylusetc.) PhoneGap Mobile Apps, Firefox OS & Chrome OS (OSes made out of JS), Art Installations with JS! (by Google). System utilities with JS, Servers & Realtime (Node.js) Indian Elections with d3 and socket.io! Controlling Robots with Node.js (and active research by my company), Fridges with Android (JavaScript) and finally Super Computers with JS.

The last portion is a small intro to my company and how we are using JS to help the world.

Requirements

An active interest in JavaScript and an overactive imagination to know what to do with it!

Speaker bio

Gaurav Ramanan serves as the CEO of RCorp.
His first job came at the age of 8 as designer of a popular local infotainment magazine, The Victory Voyage. After Engineering having gotten admission for MBA and Job Offers at hand, he said no to both to start Ramanan Corporation with an ideal to help serve India. RCorp is now a 4 year young successful startup having delivered solutions in the fields of Online Advertising, Website Designing, IT Integration, Hardware Design, Social Media Marketing, E-Commerce Development, Graphic Design, Social Network Development, Mobile Application Development, Print & Digital Design, Recruitment, Publishing, Cloud Computing Consulting, Requirements Gathering, Contract Consulting, Tendering & Proposal Consulting to a wide portfolio comprising of Startups, Multi National Companies, International Governments, NonProfits, Institutions, Indian Government, Embassies. RCorp will now launch ASPIRE. An amazing platform that enables us to create technology easily for a variety of Industries.

A designer by experience, engineer by education, manager by profession and marketer by skill, Gaurav has mentored over a 100 people from over 3000 applications in the fields of Computer Science, Electronics, Mathematics, Design, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Animation, Human Resource, Strategy etc. He has gotten awards throughout his academic life from IIT, Amity and Lingayas, to name a few. He has also been interviewed on National TV at Zee Business at the age of 21. Gaurav has given talks at a variety of places most importantly IEEE and Manav Rachna. He is very active in many open source technology communities like PHP, WordPress, jQuery, AngularJS, Facebook Developers, Node.js, Grunt, PhoneGap, impress.js, YUI, jmpress.js and is also a core contributor to Dojo, one of the most advanced and oldest Javascript Frameworks. He is the co creator of the proprietary Aspire Platform built on top of Node.js and the open source project DijitX.

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  • 6
    Nitin Madeshia (@nitinmadeshia) 4 years ago

    amazing speech…really inspires the yourng entrepreneurs…

  • 5
    Prof. (Dr.) C V Ramanan (@drcvramanan) 4 years ago

    Wonderful address. Inspires and Ignites…

  • 3
    Jyoti Prakash (@prakash25) 4 years ago

    Young entrepreneurs like you inspires the youth to think in different way…

  • 2
    Sreela Sreekumar (@sreela) 4 years ago

    Very inspiring speech.

  • 2
    Mayank Sachdeva 4 years ago

    How are you going to show all these uses of Javascript in this short timespan?

    • 1
      Gaurav Ramanan (@gaurav21r) Proposer 4 years ago

      Hi Mayank. The Objective of the talk is to show the possibilities of Javascript. I won’t be giving in depth tutorials at every stage but rather a useful demonstration of the following: “You know basic JS? Wel you can use it here, here, here and here in this way!”

      I will of course be available offline to take up in depth doubts :)

  • 1
    Harpreet Singh (@harpreetsingh) 4 years ago

    What do you mean JS in Word 2013?

    • 1
      Gaurav Ramanan (@gaurav21r) Proposer 4 years ago

      Microsoft Office 2013 has a new plugin system completely via JavaScript. For more info http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/office/fp142185(v=office.1501401).aspx

      OR better yet, you can attend my talk :)

  • 1
    Anshuman Mishra (@anshuman91) 4 years ago

    I strongly appreciated your presentation..
    It was well a spoken and structured presentation that gave me various of information.

  • 1
    Jasvin Singh (@jasvinsinghk) 4 years ago

    Sounds Interesting. If I know JS how is this going to help me exactly?

    • 1
      Gaurav Ramanan (@gaurav21r) Proposer 4 years ago

      I chose not to concentrate on one or the other framework in depth. Rather to show amazing demos and the depth into which Javascript can reach for companies & professionals!

      If you know JS this talk can show you how lucky you really are!

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