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San Francisco HTML5 Reaches 5,000 Members.

The world’s largest HTML5 user group, San Francisco HTML5 (SFHTML5), has reached 5,000 members. This is a huge milestone not only for SFHTML5, but as Meetup.com itself has announced, “With 5,000 members, you are now one of the largest Meetup Groups in the world.”

Some highlights:

  • SFHTML5 was founded by Kaazing and Marakana in March 2010.
  • The first event was on 11 May 2010, where Brad Neuberg, Giorgio Sardo, and Peter Lubbers presented to more than 300 attendees.
  • There has been at least one event per month since then, with physical attendance growing from 50 on average to 300.
  • Every event has been recorded; some have been viewed up to 10,000 times. Here are two recordings:
  • Every event “sells out” within a few days. Starting in Spring 2012, SFHTML5 has been able to secure larger venues, which has allowed for more in-person attendees.
  • Past events have included a wide range of topics and speakers, like:
    • Paul Irish on HTML5 Boilerplate
    • Kevin Nilson on HTML5 App Testing
    • Estelle Weyl on Web Forms
    • Bruce Lawson on HTML5 Multimedia
    • …the list goes on
  • In addition to permanent sponsors Kaazing and Marakana, SFHTML5 has worked with a number of companies to produce our events, such as Adobe, Yelp, CBSi, Microsoft, Code for America…and many more.
  • In 2012, SFHTML5 collaborated with San Francisco-based artist Ursula Young and fabric8 gallery to create a unique speaker gift. See PhoneGap’s Brian Leroux with the gift.

The next event is on 30 August, with Parashuram Narasimhan speaking about IndexedDB at Yelp in SF. Come say hello to your friendly (Kaa)zingers!

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