SFHTML5 Meetup: Emoji Art & Web API

My second SFHTML5 Meetup, “Emojis, Art & Web APIs with Monica Dinculescu and Zeno Rocha”, was full of fun surprises.

For one, I have never used emoji outside of Facebook, but Monica Dinculescu certainly know how to make it fun and showcase emoji’s ability to become a medium of art.

Raining Emoji
It’s raining emoji here!

When I first signed up for the Meetup event, I thought it was going to be about how she creates emoji art, but it was actually the other way around – it was about how to use emoji to create art! Emoji brush is now a new term in my vocabulary! One of my favorite slide was when she pixellated an image of baby dragon with emoji as the pixels.

Emojillated baby dragon
The emojillated baby dragon, whom Monica termed the Polymer mascot.
Emojilated Lemon
More emojillations – this time with some lemons!

The first panelist was hilarious and inspirational, while the second panelist, Zeno Rocha, was informative with a dash of fun in his talk “Web APIs you [probably] didn’t know existed…”. Epic moment involved a cute ghost image that was smiling ever so sweetly, only to murmur “I will kill you~~~” whenever the light dimmed. There was also a rotating Donald Trump involved somewhere in the talk.

Here a list of Web API he talked about:

  • Page Visibility
  • Online state
  • Network info
  • Vibration
  • Device orientation
  • Clipboard
  • Ambient Light
  • Generic Sensor API
  • Battery status
  • Web Assembly

But just writing about the presentation don’t do the panelist justice. Lucky for everyone, SFHTML5 records video for all their presentation. Here is the list for this event:

Monica’s talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6lrUZWUxos

Zeno Rocha’s talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCGLPp778JY (Note: Go to 19:07. Go to 19:07!!!)

Q&A with both panelists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYWH_iarCNM