March 18, 2014

DevCon5 Focuses Content on Modern Gaming and Animation Tools and Technologies

Norwalk, Conn—March 18, 2014—TMC (NewsAlert) and Crossfire Media announced today that DevCon5 HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference will feature strategic content to help developers create artistic,  awe- inspiring animations without the need for Flash. DevCon5, held July 9-10, 2014, at The Kimmel Center at New York University in New York City, will explore revolutionary technology and development tools that enable developers, designers and mobile Web architects to thrive.

“In order to effectively deliver the web on a mobile device, a visual experience must be delivered without using unnecessary processing. Rendering with HTML5 and CSS3, and with tools such as Haxe/Flambe, SVG and others, this has become possible.  This goal is being achieved in both native and browser- based applications.  DevCon5 explores how games, video and other web applications are effectively delivered using these tools”

The sessions focused on gaming, animation tools and technologies include:

  • Haxe Introduction:  Nate Altschul, Director of Game Development at Nickelodeon  present a session focused on Haxe which will let the developers choose the best platform for a given job and understand how to develop with Haxe regardless of the platform or programming language.
  • Haxe & Flambe -Got Game:  Flambe is a fast, expressive, and cross-platform engine for HTML5 and Flash games. If you are familiar with Flash you will find the transition to Flambe easy. Join Altschul and a community of HTML5 gamers to learn how to develop games using Haxe Flambe.
  • CSS (NewsAlert) Animations, SVG and Canvas: Constructing Animations using the Proper Tools: Designing a visualization or animation has to take into account many factors: communication, design, responsive development, and backwards compatibility. Sarah Drasner, Lead UI/UX Designer and Developer at Basho Technologies takes  a look at the tools available to work with and make decisions on which is the most appropriate for each task, depending on what User Experience concerns are the most important to the project.
  • The Power of Canvas: Reality check! HTML5 has become very powerful on its own, independent of the use of CSS3 and JavaScript. Hear how using Canvas can give developers animation abilities with better performance.
  • Performance is Everything- Creating Smart & Slick HTML5 Animations:  This panel brings together Cory Hudson, Creative Director at AOL (News Alert) and John Percival, Senior Creative Technologist at PointRoll, Inc. to discuss the various technology options available for achieving high performance inbrowser animations– HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3. Additionally this session explores, strategy development, tips/tricks, hardware acceleration, using Canvas and requestAnimationFrame, Bitmaps vs. vectors and popular tolling options all for improved performance.

The full DevCon5 agenda includes sessions on user-experience design and security, building new business models for the mobile Web, browser compatibility with HTML5, and more.

DevCon5 is supported by Platinum Sponsor Basho. Registration is now open for DevCon5. For more information, please contact Frank Coppola at 203-852-6800 x131. For media inquiries, contact Ashley Baster. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsoring or advertising packages for DevCon5 should contact Joe Fabiano at 203-852-6800 x132.

For the latest DevCon5 news, updates and information, follow on Twitter at @DevConFive.       

About TMC
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk (NewsAlert) World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 – HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; LatinComm Conference and Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; SmartVoice Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit – The Global Spectrum (NewsAlert) Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo III; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo II, WebRTC Conference & Expo IV; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.

About Crossfire Media
Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

Media and Analyst Contact:       

Ashley Baster

Connect2 Communications         

(919) 435-9112  

[email protected]

Edited by Cassandra Tucker


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