Session Overview

Pacific Ballroom D
Advanced Code and Development

We've been building responsive websites at Four Kitchens for a while now, and recently we started playing around with building responsive web applications. In this session we'll explore how we integrated Drupal, Backbone, and node.js to create a responsive magnetic poetry app that allows users to create and share magnetic poems on everything from a smartphone to the desktop.

We'll talk about our experiences, and go over the following:

  • A quick intro to backbone, underscore and node.js and why we kinda have a crush on javascript now
  • How we cherry picked the best parts of drupal, backbone and node to work quickly & have fun
  • How creating responsive applications differs from building responsive websites
  • How this "20% time" project graduated to a real site