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About the event

The DocType HTML5 tour is now over. See Meta Refresh and JSFoo for our current web events.

DocType HTML5 is a part conference, part workshop, and part genesis of a developer community around HTML5. For the first time ever, HTML5 provides a single platform for desktop and mobile applications across devices. HTML5 is an open, vendor-neutral standard supported by the W3C web standards body.

The first edition of DocType HTML5 was held in Bangalore on October 9, 2010. It received a 96% positive rating, following which the a multi-city series was planned.

What is HTML5?

HTML5, the new web standard that has been adopted by Apple, Google and many others, lets web developers create advanced graphics, typography, animations and transitions without relying on third party browser plug-ins (like Flash). HTML5 is completely open and controlled by a standards committee, of which Apple is a member.

Steve Jobs

The term HTML5 has come to represent not just the new version of hypertext markup language, but a suite of related technologies and proposed standards. These include:

  • CSS3, Geo-location, Web Sockets, Canvas, Client Storage, Audio and Video.
  • Rich Internet Apps enabled by Advanced JavaScript Engines and Mobile Browsers.

This event is for you

The buzz and rapid evolution around HTML5 makes it hard to understand the technical, business and strategic implications of the latest version of the language that powers the world wide web. DocType HTML5 is aimed at senior web developers, mobile app developers, architects, and CTOs, and will provide a clear pathway to understanding everything about HTML5.

With the rapid growth of Internet and Mobile, having a first-mover advantage is critical. Your company recognises the need to train its developers and align product strategy with upcoming technologies. This is why you must attend.

The Agenda

The original event’s agenda is archived at HasGeek’s wiki. Your city’s agenda will be defined based on your feedback. You will be asked for feedback after you register. This page will be updated as the event day approaches.

Registrations for DocType HTML5 are closed.

Community discussion group

The HTML5 discussion group is a great place to meet fellow HTML5 enthusiasts and discuss ideas and solutions. The group is open and free. All are welcome. The group is not related to the event, however. Joining the group will not register you for the event.

Event schedule

The Bangalore edition was on October 9, 2010.

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Registration
09.00 – 10.00
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Introduction
10.00 – 10.15
Video
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Business Case for HTML5
— Harish Ranganathan
10.15 – 11.15
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New Ideas in HTML5
11.15 – 12.15
Video
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Tea & Coffee Break
12.15 – 12.30
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CSS3 and Presentation
12.30 – 01.30
Slides Video
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Lunch Break
01.30 – 02.30
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Quiz
— Ravi Srinivasan
02.30 – 02.45
Video
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Multimedia Kit
— Shreyas Srinivasan
02.45 – 03.45
Video
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Tea & Coffee Break
03.45 – 04.00
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Location, Offline and Mobile
04.00 – 05.00
Slides Video
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Closing Remarks
05.00 – 05.15

The Chennai edition was on November 27, 2010.

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Registration
09.00 – 10.00
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Introduction
10.00 – 10.15
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New Ideas in HTML5
10.15 – 10.55
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Sponsor Session: Developer Tools for IE
10.55 – 11.35
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Accessibility
— Reuben Jacob
11.35 – 12.15
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Tea & Coffee Break
12.15 – 12.30
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CSS3 and Presentation
12.30 – 01.30
Slides
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Lunch Break
01.30 – 02.30
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Quiz
— Ravi Srinivasan
02.30 – 02.45
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Multimedia Kit
— Siddharta Govindaraj
02.45 – 03.45
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Tea & Coffee Break
03.45 – 04.00
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Location, Offline and Mobile
04.00 – 05.00
Slides
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Participant Panel
05.00 – 05.45
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Closing Remarks
05.45 – 06.00

The Pune edition was on December 4, 2010.

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Registration
09.00 – 10.00
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Introduction
10.00 – 10.15
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The Idea Behind HTML5
10.15 – 11.00
Link to presentation
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Tea & Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.15
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Sponsor Session: HTML5 in IE9
11.15 – 12.00
Link to presentation
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CSS3 and Presentation
12.00 – 12.45
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Lunch Break
12.45 – 01.45
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Quiz
— Ravi Srinivasan
01.45 – 02.00
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Geolocation, Offline and Mobile
02.00 – 02.45
Link to presentation
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Multimedia Kit
02.45 – 03.30
Link to presentation
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Tea & Coffee Break
03.30 – 03.45
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Participant Panel
03.45 – 05.00
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Feedback Session
05.00 – 05.30

The Hyderabad edition was on January 23, 2011.

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Registration
09.30 – 10.00
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Introduction
10.00 – 10.15
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New Ideas in HTML5
10.15 – 11.00
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Tea & Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.15
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CSS3 and Presentation
11.15 – 12.00
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Sponsor Session: HTML5 in IE9
12.00 – 12.45
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Lunch Break
12.45 – 01.45
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Quiz
— Ravi Srinivasan
01.45 – 02.00
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Multimedia Kit
— Parashuram Narasimhan
02.00 – 02.45
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Geolocation, Offline and Mobile
02.45 – 03.30
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Tea & Coffee Break
03.30 – 03.45
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Accessibility
— Shwetank Dixit
03.45 – 04.15
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Participant Panel
04.15 – 04.45
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Feedback Session
04.45 – 05.00

The Ahmedabad edition was on February 5, 2011.

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Registration
09.30 – 10.00
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Introduction
10.00 – 10.15
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New Ideas in HTML5
10.15 – 11.00
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Tea & Coffee Break
11.00 – 11.15
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CSS3 and Presentation
11.15 – 12.00
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Sponsor Session: HTML5 in IE9
— Sandeep Alur
12.00 – 12.45
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Lunch Break
12.45 – 01.45
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Quiz
— Ravi Srinivasan
01.45 – 02.00
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Multimedia Kit
— Sanjay Bhangar
02.00 – 02.45
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Geolocation, Offline and Mobile
02.45 – 03.30
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Tea & Coffee Break
03.30 – 03.45
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Accessibility
03.45 – 04.15
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Participant Panel
04.15 – 04.45
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Feedback Session
04.45 – 05.00

Event venue

Auditorium at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

Bilekahalli, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 076. See larger map.

Getting there

IIMB is at the south end of Bangalore, about 2 km past the Outer Ring Road on Bannerghatta Road. If you are taking public transport, ask for “Honeywell”. Their campus is across the road. The bus stop next to IIMB’s entrance is “Apollo Hospital”. Bus routes:

  • G4 Big10 bus from Brigade Road
  • 365 and 369 series from the Kempegowda bus stand at Majestic

You will have to checkin with security when you enter. Turn right inside the gate and follow the road until it curves left, leading to a parking lot. You will find signboards there leading to the auditorium.

At the venue

IIMB’s auditorium can seat 250 and has excellent acoustics. We will have WiFi for the event. However, the auditorium does not have power points near seats. We have structured the agenda such that you can follow it online, but don't have to.

Room CS25, Computer Science Block, Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

Directions to the main gate

From Chennai Central

Chennai Central is the main railway station in Chennai. To reach the venue from here, you can hire an auto/taxi. There are prepaid autos available at the station. Please be careful while boarding autos directly because auto drivers typically demand exorbitant prices and the meters routinely rigged. The standard auto fare should be around Rs 120 and for taxis it should be Rs 200, till the IIT main gate.

From Egmore Station

The bus 23C directly takes you to the IIT main gate. The auto and taxi fares from Egmore are approximately Rs 100 and Rs 150 respectively.

From Airport

You can either catch a auto or taxi from here. Prepaid counters are available here as well. Also the bus 21G directly goes to the main gate.

From CMBT

CMBT (or Koyambedu) is the main bus stand of Chennai (analogous to Majestic in Bangalore). The buses 23M and 5E can take you to IIT Madras.

Getting to Computer Science Block - CS25

IITM Campus Map

Once inside IIT Madras, there are frequent buses from the main gate to the Computer Science Department.

The CSE department is located across three interconnected buildings: the building sciences block (BSB), the PG Senapathy Centre for Computing Resources (or the computer centre) and the computer science block (CSB). All the entrances will be open throughout the duration of the event. The map shows the route to the department from Gajendra Circle, inside IIT Madras campus. Classroom CS25 is located on the first floor of the computer science block (CSB).

1000-seater Auditorium at the College of Engineering, Pune.

International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H), Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 032.

Directions to the venue are available at IIIT’s website.

Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Ashram Road.

Shri Ambica Mills - Gujarat Chamber Building, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380 009.

Frequently Asked Questions

This section is a work in progress. To contribute answers, jump into the code or tweet it to @doctypehtml5.

When will I get my participation approval email?
Soon after the venue is finalized. Depending on venue availability, we may have to move the event date around.
How do you plan to teach me all in one day?
We can’t teach you everything in a day, but the event will give you a broad overview of what you can do with HTML5, and how to get to where you want to go. More than the sessions themselves, you will be in the company of others who have similar questions and possibly the answers.
I am not a programmer. Why should I come?
Designers and technology managers will find this valuable too.
How do I use the code on the website? What does forking it mean?
The base code is BSD licensed, meaning you can use it in anyway you want. Forking means you can work on a separate copy of the code and optionally contribute the changes back to the source. You may want to fix something or use the code to run your own site for another event.
Showcase? So how are the cool things made possible?
There are a lot of cool demos for the various features of HTML5. html5demos.com has a comprehensive listing.
How will this help me get more users/customers?
You can make your dynamic content available on a wider range of devices (with lesser effort), for a start. Your users do not have to install any special client-side plugins to see your content.
Mobile web apps? Why should I build them when I can build native apps?
You mean, you want to write a separate app for iPhone and Android and Symbian, and then go through the whole approval process?
Web apps are platform independent. That means the app will run across platforms like Symbian, iOS, Android or the next big thing in the mobile world. That saves you license costs and time needed to port apps and test them on various platforms. You also get the benefit of having a single codebase.
Flash/Air is what we do best. We're not interested in diversifying. What's in it for us?
More and more companies are realizing that the performance trade-off for rich animation in Flash/Silverlight simply isn’t worth it anymore. It is also easier to solve some problems in HTML5 than in Flash. For instance, geo location, making your content SEO friendly, etc.

Pradip Caulagi and Ganesh Ranganathan contributed to this FAQ.

The Team

Bangalore

Speakers

  • Dhaval Trivedi from Studio March
  • Harish Ranganathan from Microsoft
  • Kiran Jonnalagadda from HasGeek
  • Shreyas Srinivasan from Only Much Louder, with Akash Manohar
  • Shwetank Dixit from Opera

Advisors

  • Suryanarayanan Ananthanarayanan from NSRCEL provided much guidance during the early stages of planning
  • Suresh Bhagavatula from NSRCEL also offered much needed encouragement

Volunteers

  • Aashish Solanki from NetBramha Studios designed the banners and icons for the event website
  • Akash Mahajan originally suggested the event idea, came up with the name, and tweeted during the event
  • Akash Manohar created demos for the multimedia session
  • Ashwin Murali helped with wireless access during the event
  • TB Dinesh provided logistical support
  • Divya Manian provided early feedback
  • Ganesh Ranganathan created the content survey form
  • Gopal Vijayaraghavan photographed the event
  • Kesava Reddy supported logistics, including the venue, catering, audio setup and video capture
  • Megha Vishwanath designed the feedback form and created the introductory slide deck
  • Pradeep Banavara helped setup the venue and hosted the first half of the event
  • Pradip Caulagi provided feedback on the website
  • Prashanth KS photographed and tweeted through the event
  • Ravi Srinivasan hosted the event
  • Venkat Ramana posted videos way in advance of the official videos
  • Vinayak Hegde provided feedback on the content

Planners

  • Kiran Jonnalagadda from HasGeek

Chennai

To be updated...

Pune

To be updated...

Hyderabad

Speakers

  • Dhaval Trivedi from SourceBits
  • Harish Ranganathan from Microsoft
  • Kiran Jonnalagadda from HasGeek
  • Parashuram Narasimhan from Microsoft
  • Shwetank Dixit from Opera

Planners

  • Kesava Reddy from Numo Solutions
  • Kiran Jonnalagadda from HasGeek
  • Nirmala Govindan from IIIT-H
  • Ravi Srinivasan
  • Rohit Ashok Khot from Seville Labs, IIIT-H
  • Prof. Venkatesh Choppella from IIIT-H

Ahmedabad

Speakers

  • Dhaval Trivedi from SourceBits
  • Kiran Jonnalagadda from HasGeek
  • Rahul Gonsalves from Pixelogue
  • Sandeep Alur from Microsoft
  • Sanjay Bhangar from pad.ma

Planners

  • Kesava Reddy from Numo Solutions
  • Kiran Jonnalagadda from HasGeek
  • Ravi Srinivasan
  • Shrinjay Joshi from GCCI
  • Vimarsh Rana from GCCI