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Golden Functions (CI/CX) Talk at HamOntJS


ZIM Founder, Dan Zen (Dr. Abstract) gave a talk on Four Golden Functions at the HamOntJS meetup in Hamilton at CoMotion on King.  There was an excellent vibe and the audience.  Zen noted that there was a good mix of folks from industry and educational institutions – also a good gender mix contrary to photo as five women were lounging in the front right, others were at the back and three were at the table from which the photo was taken (thanks Margaret for the pic).  It was nice to go out for beers afterwards as well!

Zen has been building ZIM at https://zimjs.com for 4 or 5 years and these are some of the efficiencies that he has applied to ZIM to help with code interface and coder experience (CI/CX).  The following are links to the code files and the YouTube ZIM Explore vids:

DUO – traditional or config object parameters

PICK – delayed dynamic parameters

ZIMON – any object to string and back

DISTILL – minify only code used in app


Dan Zen also teaches at Sheridan College in Interactive Media.  He has given dozens and dozens of talks on various technology and the creative process.  Here is his Museum Exhibit: Dan Zen Technology Talks as of a few years back.  Since then he has done a TedX talk on Creativity and a number of talks and workshops on ZIM at schools and conferences.  Thanks Juneau for the shot below!


HamOntJS https://www.meetup.com/HamOnt-JavaScript/ is a JavaScript meetup in Hamilton that do monthly events – this talk was the fourth event.  The atmosphere is chill and the brains are turned on.  Often there is free pizza!


ZIM at http://zimjs.com is an open source JavaScript Framework for the HTML Canvas. You code in a text editor and view the code in a Browser. You can make visually rich games, apps, art and sites. ZIM is powered by the wonderful CreateJS with many thanks to their team!

The ZIM site features the following sections:

  • LEARN tutorials on how to start and code in ZIM
  • CODE ZIM Frame template and code context
  • DOCS the objects and commands all defined
  • NEWS latest features and articles
  • ABOUT features, applications, archives, reviews, etc.
  • EXAMPLES sample projects created in ZIM

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This entry was posted on June 30, 2019 by in Event, interactive media, javascript, Talk and tagged , , , , , , , , , .


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