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RapidValue @ HTML5Defcon

Highlights and Update from RapidValue Participants 

The overall experience attending the conference was amazing and the presenters emphasized the presence of Javascript as a first level programming language. I always wondered what’s next in HTML5 and Javascript, after the #html5defcon I’ve seen what’s next and what’s the future. We met lot of interesting people who shared their experience about whats happening around the IT world. One interesting thing that happened was when we described about our company and what we do, some people were amazed hearing about enterprise mobility and our product eQuipMe. Over all very informative and well organized conference. – Vishnu Pradeep

HTML5 Developer Conference 2014 at XIME Campus

Rapidites at the Event

When I look back to the conference and try to find a central theme, I always came up with the following ‘Treat JavaScript as a first class citizen’. Yes, I was on the verge of a migration from Java to JavaScript and it did further convince me. Or I would say a migration from static to dynamic typing either it is JavaScript,groovy or scala. I often misunderstood or doubt the composing capability and expressiveness, that these languages can offer. Then I was able to see a completely different perception, that it needs more attention and discipline.We are generally using it or rather abusing it and that is enough to bring a maintenance or performance nightmare.

The second point is always about shifting of responsibility. Dynamic programming languages shifted the responsibility from variable to value. Nowadays it dominates the web and mobile in the form of JavaScript. To confirm this further, they bring JavaScript on robotics.It definitely crowns JavaScript in the world of unlimited possibilities. Finally it would leave a same imprint as Jeff Attwoods once stated “any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript - Bibin Sunny

L-to-R–>> Sujith Kumar KS, Hari Krishnan, Vishnu Pradeep, Bibin Sunny

Listening to one of the sessions

I always assumed HTML5 & CSS3 were going to revolutionize the web industry. This, I thought would be the key point, html5defcon would be trying to emphasize, but I was pleasantly mistaken. The extent of these technologies was much more than what I could fathom. From the first session on the first day, everything I thought I knew about the web started to change; the proposals for the brand new CSS4, the usage of JS as a first class programming language, using HTML5 & CSS3 to build the entire UI of a Mobile OS (Firefox). I thought I had seen it all, and then a mozillian came out and started to control a robot with JavaScript. Now when I look back, I feel that the tag line for #html5defcon; ‘I have seen the future, it’s in my browser’ could not have been any more fitting.” - Hari Krishnan

 

Audience in one of the sessions

Html5defcon, was not one of those conferences that you thought would be like every other web development conference. During the two days I spent there, I learned that HTML5 & CSS3 and its fourth dimension were going to change the face of computing, both mobile and desktop. One of the most interesting sessions was on how JS is a first class programming language. There was also a presentation on Modern front-end workflow, using Yeoman, Grunt & Bower. When you look at the fact that Mozilla has developed their OS’s whole UI using HTML5, CSS3 and JS, you realize that the world of the web is going to change. That change is happening right now, and the end result would be a world wide web that is truly open, in every sense of the word. - Sujith Kumar KS

More about the event

 


An Outing in the Drizzle

View from the game room

With upcoming releases and deadlines looming ahead, an idea of unwind splurged in our minds – call it the quarterly team lunch, but there needed an element of spark to enliven the spirits of our innovative minds of our team (handling one of the largest customer). Thanks to a sporty Sujith and a cheerful Bareera, we took off to a resort, PJ Princess, situated in the pristine Vypin Islands in Kochi. The army of 22 enthusiasts charioted by ambitious Binil, Bittu, Elbin, Jojo and Anoop reached the venue around 1:30, in time to satiate the alarms of our stomach.

As the events unfold

A sumptuous meal was followed by an ice breaker at the conference room, where everyone was provided an impromptu topic to present! Some of us danced to the tunes of popular bollywood numbers whereas the others were put through the ordeal of a role-play. With roaring laughter to supplement each item, everyone cheered away for a while when the rains rumbled. It was time for indoor games and taking a stab at table tennis, carrom and chess, all of us could watch the rains patter away at the surroundings.

The winner emerges

Soups and Salads

Twist at the Table Tennis

The Treasure Hunted

Before the journey back

Though with the scare of rain dampening our merry, Bittu and Arun KP stumbled on a well executed plan of treasure hunt – racing across the corridors and hallways and in the slight drizzle, the entire crew joined the hunt with Abhilash’s team winning the gold! A final lap of pedal boats in the lake marked the end of an outing with a yearning for more.

Arun Krishna, Project Manager, RapidValue Solutions


Basics of InDesign

Session in Indesign UI Guidelines by Saranya Remanan


Goal 2014 League

RapidValue Football Team

 

L-to-R–>> Sudeep Unnikrishnana, Anoop Ramachandran, Deepak Unnikrishnan, Naveen K.P, Sulabh S, Jithin K Kannoth, Akhil M.S, Sujith P Jose, Insaf Mirza, Arun K.A, Rohith Murali Warrior, Jacob Davis and Adarsh E M


HTML Front-End Coding Seminar

Seminar by Sujith Kumar K.S. (UX Designer)

Designers and Developers participating in the workshop


Engineering Meet 2014

Vijay Sarin presenting on best project of the year and how we achieved it?

 

Vision 2014 initiatives

 

Certificate of Excellence – 1st Position (Abhilash Arvind and Harish Kumar)

 

Certificate of Excellence – 2nd Position (Arun K P, Amal T, Sanoj S and Sujith Sukumaran)


Women’s Day Celebration

RapidValue Kochi Team

RapidValue Bangalore Team


Seminar at RapidValue on Android Development and Best Practices

Mr. Ravikanth (Samsung Telecommunications America) presenting on Android development and good practices

 

Rapidites attending the Samsung SDK session at RapidValue Kochi office

 

 


RapidValue US team dinner @ BJ’s

At BJ’s, California

L-to-R–>> Rahul Chandran, Anoop Thomas, Runi Kovoor, Neethu Runi, Rinish KN, Kiran Elengickal, Labbeb, Dilip C

Labeeb, Rinish, Rahul Chandran and Kiran Elengickal (Photographer) at Melno Park to visit customer


Pakalpooram – Monthly Fest

Games organized by Pakalpooram team (Jan 2014)

Group Singing