‘Frontend Masters’ Workshop Series to be Held in Minneapolis, Featuring World-Renowned Web Development Experts

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One-of-a-Kind Educational Opportunity Will Focus on Cutting-Edge Techniques in Frontend Development, Including HTML5, JavaScript, and jQuery

MJG International, a global network of web development experts, announced today it will hold the “Frontend Masters Workshop Series” (http://www.frontendmasters.com) in suburban Minneapolis – a unique educational event comprised of six one-day classes, one per week beginning November 4, 2011, through December 16, 2011.

“Frontend web development is very much a moving target,” said Marc Grabanski, founder of MJG and host of the event. “This event is a rare opportunity for businesses in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest to have the experts come to them – so their key web development employees can get educated in the very latest developments in the field.”

The benefit for these businesses is substantial, said Grabanski. “By super-charging their web development employees’ techniques with the latest and greatest practices, they will be energized with sharpened skills, bigger ideas, and more efficient approaches to their projects,” he said. “For businesses that rely so much today on their online presence, this event delivers a big ROI.”

Learn from the Best in Industry
Few companies in the world can afford to hire employees with as much skill, knowledge, and experience as the speakers at the Frontend Masters Workshop Series. By sending developers to this event, businesses get the next best thing: expanding the knowledge of their talent pool by having them train with the best in the industry.

A Structured, Intense Learning Environment
Special care is being given to ensure the learning environment at the Workshop Series is efficient, dynamic, and interactive, with participation encouraged from everyone. Activities include work time on lessons and code reviews.

Valuable Educational Resources
Attendees will have ongoing access to an incredible library of video, presentation slides, code examples, and worksheets to review and share, and to facilitate dissemination of this powerful knowledge.

High-Speed Internet Provided
The event organizers know how important web developers are to today’s businesses, and this event will supercharge their skill-set. But they also know these employees must be connected to the office and available, so high-speed Internet will be provided to all registered attendees.

Incredible Networking Opportunities
When smart, passionate developers come together, there is no limit to what can be accomplished – including meeting new talent, and even making connections with potential new customers and projects. The Frontend Masters Workshop Series will offer registrants valuable opportunities to network with the speakers, the MJG expert network, and their peers in the developer community.

In addition to the insights of industry-leading experts in the field, spread over six full-day workshop sessions, registrants of the Frontend Masters Workshop Series will receive videos, presentation slides, worksheets, and bibliographies, as well as catered lunches and time to get to know new colleagues, in an intimate, sharing, comfortable learning environment.

Event Details

What: “Frontend Masters Workshop Series” (http://www.frontendmasters.com).

When: Every Friday from November 4 through December 16, 2011 (except Thanksgiving week).

Where: MJG International Workshop Center, 3977 Egan Drive, Savage, MN 55378.

Special-Guest Speakers: Four speakers, plus one more to be announced.

  • Karl Swedberg, jQuery Expert. (November 4 and 11.) Coauthor “Learning jQuery” and “jQuery Reference Guide,” and technical editor of “The jQuery Cookbook” O'Reilly). Member of the jQuery team, responsible for the jQuery API site, which is based on his Reference Guide. Publishes tutorials on his blog and leads classes through Idea Foundry. More: http://learningjquery.com.
  • Scott Gonzalez, jQuery UI Lead Developer. (November 18.) A contributor to jQuery since

2007 and currently development lead for jQuery UI, jQuery’s official user interface library. Writes tutorials about jQuery and jQuery UI on nemikor.com. Coauthor of “The jQuery Cookbook” (O'Reilly). More: http://scottgonzalez.com.

  • Christopher Schmitt, CSS3 Expert. (December 2.) Award-winning Web designer, on the Web since 1993. Sought-after speaker and trainer on standards-based design. Co-lead of Adobe Task Force for the Web Standards Project (WaSP). Author of numerous books, including "Adapting to Web Standards: CSS and Ajax for Big Sites" and "CSS Cookbook." More: http://christopherschmitt.com.
  • Kevin Whinnery, Titanium Platform Engineer and Evangelist. (December 9.) Experienced

client-side web developer focused on rich client applications and frameworks. Involved in large-scale adoption of the Titanium platform, providing developer training and speaking. Also has developed rich client applications using Adobe Flex, open web technologies (HTML5/CSS3/JS), Silverlight, and WPF. More: http://kevinwhinnery.com.

Cost: Early-bird registration is $2199 by October 1, 2011, which covers all six one-day events.

How to Register: Visit http://www.frontendmasters.com and click on “Buy Ticket.” (Limited number of seats available. Please convey intent to register, while awaiting corporate release of funds, by emailing events(at)mjg(dot)in to ensure your seat.)

Contributing to the Open Source Community

As a longtime supporter of open source projects, the event organizer is contributing 10% of the profits from this event directly to the jQuery Foundation.                        

About MJG International

MJG International (http://mjg.in), based in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a global network of web development experts, with clients that include leading startups and corporations. It creates and manages leading-edge developer conferences and events, drawing from the global connections of its expert network. Its most recent event was held at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, on January 17, 2011, entitled “A Free Day of Javascript on Mobile” (http://www.dayofjs.com). More than 200 developers and leaders in mobile web development from Silicon Valley and throughout the world attended the event. MJG International was founded by Marc J. Grabanski (http://www.linkedin.com/in/1marc and http://marcgrabanski.com), a widely followed speaker, educator, and contributor to open source projects, which included his creation of the now de facto jQuery UI Datepicker plugin. His areas of expertise include HTML5/CSS3, jQuery, jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile, Node.JS, CouchDB, UX and Responsive Design. For more information about MJG and its “Frontend Masters Workshop Series,” please email events(at)mjg(dot)in.

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