Workshop in Gijón, Spain, 28 October

The Fundamentos del Web conference has invited me to hold a JavaScript workshop in Gijón, Spain, on 28 October. This will be a full-day workshop in which I'll discuss intermediate and advanced JavaScript topics.

I'm not going to talk for eight hours; this workshop will be profoundly question- and task-driven. Right now I picture a three-fold approach:

  1. I will prepare about two hours of material (see below).
  2. I'd really like the attendees of this workshop to decide which other topics we're going to treat by sending me their questions beforehand (see also below).
  3. We're going to do several small real-world tasks (such as "propose a strategy to make this script keyboard-accessible") that will help attendees get a grip on important details.

My topics

I will treat the following topics:

  1. Unobtrusive Ajax: what happens when JavaScript doesn't work?
  2. JavaScript events: the tricky bits
  3. Event handling: cross-browser issues, event delegation and keyboard accessibility
  4. Top-ten DOM compatibility issues

I estimate that talking about these topics will take me about an hour and a half, maybe two. When that's out of the way I want to treat YOUR questions.

Your topics

There's nothing like questions about real-world applications that you have to write for a real-world boss or client to get a good discussion going. Therefore I'd appreciate it if attendees of my workshop could send me either questions about a script they've already produced (with URL please) or about a script they're going to have to produce pretty soon after the workshop.

These questions are guaranteed to be real-world, and are guaranteed to be interesting for the other attendees, too. After all, most problems people have with JavaScript come from only a few sources: DOM incompatibilities, questions about event handling, and questions about the Core language. Now we can treat these tricky problems in the context of a real-world application, which will make the issues and their possible solutions clear to everyone.

I hope to see some of you in Gijón on 28th of October.

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1 Posted by Abby Van Buren on 30 September 2008 | Permalink

Although I won't be able to attend, I wish you well with your presentation.

Something that I deal with often is the cross browser functionality and display issues. With the new Chrome, that just adds one more problem to the mix of many different browsers and all of their updates.

I wonder if this issue is a growing problem for others or are we getting smarter?